Tuesday, January 08, 2008

MoMA jumps on prefab bandwagon
Two years ago, the Walker Art Center presented Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses, a show dedicated to prefabricated architecture. Now the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is announcing plans to do its own prefab thing. MoMA is giving five architects $175,000 to design and construct prefabs on a vacant lot near the Midtown Manhattan museum. The five winners didn't include any Minnesotans: KieranTimberlake of Philadelphia, Lawrence Sass of Massachusetts, Douglas Gauthier and Jermy Edmiston of Manhattan, Oskar Leo Kaufmann and Albert Ruf of Austria, and Richard Horden of Horden Cherry Lee in London. The show opens July 20.

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