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.
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.

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

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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