A few weeks back I recorded a show on the DVR about Amazing Vacation Homes from The Travel Channel. In this particular episode, they featured two prefab homes. The second of the two, was the Desert Hot Springs, CA prefab weekend home of Leo Marmol, Managing Principal of Marmol Radziner and Associates. It's the prototype for the prefabricated, custom steel frame residences that Marmol Radziner and Associates began designing in 2002 when Dwell magazine launched a competition to produce a prototype for a contemporary prefab home. There is a whole website dedicated to this particular architectural option at www.marmolradzinerprefab.com.
I'll avoid spewing philosophy for one evening, but it's interesting to note that many of the elements that comprise this particular prefab are rooted in Wright's Usonian architectural works.
Marmol Radziner and Associates are also noted with the restoration of the Palm Springs Kaufmann House that Richard Neutra (FLW apprentice) designed for the Kaufmann's a decade after Wright built them Fallingwater.
Photo credit: Benny Chan