prefab homes - 10 beautiful homes - mixed modular houses
Another wave of prefab homes, including Bruno Taut, Mart Stam, Hannes Meyer and Ernst May, chose in 1930 to emigrate east, to the Soviet Union, where they took on several urban planning projects, sometimes by rebuilding entire cities from scratch. However, this effort came to be a major setback when, in 1936, Stalin expelled the group from the Soviet Union while Hitler refused to accept them in Germany. These thus became stateless and the group, together with its students, disbanded and spread to Turkey, France, Mexico, Venezuela, Kenya and India, which in a way contributed to an international spread of modular houses. Some of the prime examples of modular houses outside r Europe can be seen in the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas in Caracas in Venezuela and the White City in Tel Aviv in Israel, respectively, which were named World Heritage by Unesco in 2000 and 2003, respectively. In several places, prefab homess mixed modular houses with regionally traditional styles. An example of this is the modernist Khmer modular homes that developed in Cambodia between the years 1953 and 1970.
The post-war period
Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology (1956). Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Palacio do Planalto, Government Office in Brasilia (1958). Oscar Niemeyer.
modular houses had its breakthrough and its ideological base in the 1930s, but it was not until after the end of the Second World War that the prefab homes style reached the wide spread it has today. In several of the European countries, it existed in parallel with classicism and many considered, according to Professor Olle Svedberg, that modular houses was only a parenthesis in the history of modular homes; the classical ideals would eventually return. But since it was in the European dictatorships of the 30s, both fascist and communist, that classicism came to dominate, this style became largely associated with them. modular houses, which during the war had been developed and used in the democratic states, came to symbolize democracy.
I'm a fan of modern modular homes, but not ALL modern styles lol