Friday, April 11, 2008

m-ch crosses the Atlantic (and coming soon to London?)

The micro-compact home (m-ch), inspired by frequent flights on business class, is to make its US debut this summer at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, as part of the exhibition Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (20 July - 20 October 2008). It is a low energy lightweight prefabricated dwelling pioneered by Professor Richard Horden and his fellow teachers and students of the department of Architecture and Product Design, Technical University Munich.

Selected from 400 architectural projects, the 2,65m aluminium cube is one of five full-scale prefabricated homes to be displayed in the outdoor space to the west of MoMA’s building. The five projects will be shown in the context of a further 58 projects displayed in the sixth-floor International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Gallery, offering the most thorough examination to date of both the historic and contemporary significance of factory-produced architecture from 1833 to today.

In the UK, m-ch Ltd are currently seeking planning permission for a development of units on a brown field site in central London, the details for which will be announced this summer.

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