The modernist prefab housing trend is gaining some traction in Germany. As a fan of modern design and prefab housing, I fully support this. There are some beautiful prefab structures being sold these days, so much better than the crap that went up in the 1970s. Also, pick up a copy of the April/May 2005 issue of Dwell to see an article on a cool prefab apartment complex that is going up in Manchester, UK.
Apparently a number of folks who own Frank Lloyd Wright homes from his usonian period are having are hard time selling them. This is just plain sad. According to this AP article on Yahoo news, the average home buyer is so hung up on multi-car garages and sprawling kitchens and bathrooms that they won’t even consider the beauty and elegance that is a Wright home. If I had $400K and wanted to live in Michigan, I’d kill to buy a Wright home.