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Prefab Plus Seeds

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That prefab home in Culver City by Sander Architects mentioned on the site in April got a recent write up in the NY Times. And in these energy-conscious times, it's nice to see architects using old Levi's and packets of seeds to construct our homes. Via the Times:: "Inspired by the house that Charles and Ray Eames created in 1949 from a prefabricated steel frame and doors, windows and the like ordered from a catalog, the architects took the project on the condition that they could pursue a novel strategy. Besides using acrylic, Panelite, recycled steel and Styrofoam, they would try unusual ingredients like sunflower husks for wall panels and bookshelves, and blue jeans (for insulation)." We remember that Marmol Radziner Prefab also used jeans in their work Meanwhile, here is the slide show. The previous post on the home is here. [NYT]