Hugh Pearman astutely wonders about prefabricated homes.
Three things you can depend on in architecture. Every new generation will rediscover the virtues of prefabs. Every new generation will rediscover the idea of stacking people up high. And every new generation will rediscover the virtues of subsidised housing to make cities more affordable. Combine all three - a holy trinity of architectural and social ideals - and you have the block of new flats in London's Hackney called Raines Court."And zen ve vill start ze practice."
Churchill had it correct: "Not a socialist before 30, no heart. Still a socialist after 30, no head."
One could rhyme a similar ditty about pre-fab housing. I know; I did it. Much as I love Buckminster Fuller, the question he asked --- "How much does a house weigh?" --- and which when I was in my twenties I thought so profound, is largely irrelevant.
Prefab components, yes. Prefab houses, no.