Trailer Fabulous: High Design + Manufactured Homes

by Alex Stenback on December 8, 2005

Flatpak1t_1 [We'd posted a link to this exhibit a while back, and then promptly forgot about the opening until the fine folks over at MNSpeak alerted us.]

Opening tonight at the Walker, Some Assembly Required is an exhibit featuring the super-niche market of contemporary, pre-fabricated homes.  Though the styles vary widely, and the jury is out on whether these designs will stand the test of time (See: 1970′s contemporary homes) the "movement" points to the following as the major advantages of their method:

1. Time Saved: Built off-site at a single, controlled location.
2. $$ Saved: Production line, controlled environment, cheap labor.
3. Waste Reduced: No exposure to elements, theft reduced/eliminated.
4. Bomb-Proof: Built to withstand OTR shipping and crane stress.

· Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses [walker]
Dec 8-March 26th 2006 | Medtronic Gallery

Also, The FlatPak House (pictured above), is in Minneapolis.  After the jump (click link below), this week’s edition of HomeStalkerâ„¢: Where our loyal readers find out where exactly this place is.  Been there? Have pictures? Comment below, and we’ll add them to the post.

*but we have no idea where – has anyone out there seen this home or know where it is located?  Comment below if so.

*Update: Commenter Steve has sniffed this location out - Lake of the Isles, points out this article on FlatPak house in the Strib.
*Update2:
Derusha (showing off his "stalker" chops) informs that Rake says it’s "near" Cedar Lake and may be on Dupont Ave., Anyone else?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve December 8, 2005 at 9:34 am
Jason December 8, 2005 at 9:38 am

Rake Magazine says Cedar Lake.
http://www.rakemag.com/stories/section_detail.aspx?itemID=4629&catID=146&SelectCatID=146

The phone book says Charlie Lazor lives on Dupont Ave.

Editor December 8, 2005 at 10:11 am

Good work, and fast – thanks for the tip(s) & links.

DeRusha wins the prize, we think.

dave mohr December 8, 2005 at 12:16 pm

you can see the flat pack home and others at http://www.dwellmagazine.com.

Kevin December 8, 2005 at 1:13 pm

The FlatPak home is right off the Cedar Lake bike trail around 22nd street. You can’t miss it.

x December 8, 2005 at 2:27 pm

21st and Thomas Ave S., as the previous poster said right off the bike trail.

Rex December 8, 2005 at 9:19 pm

Yep, right by hidden beach… my hood.

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