History of the Prefabricated Home

Prefabricated homes, frequently referred to as prefab homes, have a long and rich architectural history. Frank Lloyd Wright's experiments in the field of affordable prefab housing (American System-Built Homes and Usonian houses) were particularly innovative as were the efforts of Le Corbusier (Unite Habitation). Influential figures like Thomas Edison and Buckminster Fuller also experimented with prefab housing ideas. The following is a selective survey of historical prefab projects.

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