A social and architectural history
Paperback by Elisabeth Blanchet, Sonia Zhuravlyova
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There has been growing public interest in these fast-disappearing houses, and the communities they fostered.. The book recounts residents' first hand experiences - from the first time they laid eyes on their prefabs to their attempts to hold on to their 'little castles' beyond their designated 'temporary' timeframe.
The authors look at the success of post-war prefab housing in the wider context of British social housing. The book also looks at architectural innovation and imaginative design in the field of prefabrication and clever solutions being put forward to solve the housing crisis of today.
Fewer and fewer prefabs remain - but you can still spot them here and there, sitting cosily among their big brick-built neighbours, a lesson in thoughtful design, community building and what it means to have a house to call your own.
- Introduction: Architecture's oldest new idea
- All change
- The temporary prefab: An ideal home
- Britain builds again: Permanent prefabs
- Vertical cities
- Building the future
- Postscript: Temporary prefabs today
- Printed Price: £20.00
- Series: Architectural History
- Publication Status: Completed
- Format: Paperback
- Physical Size: 240 x 189 mm
- Pages: 124
- Illustration: 100, black and white and colour
- ISBN: 9781848023512
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