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Daniel Libeskind designs prefab

| architects, architecture, modern architecture | June 16, 2009

Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind’s recent project, a series of signature prefabricated homes, is a drastic change from his usual commissions. Although a smaller project (5,500 square foot), the residence strongly speaks his language of design with drastic angles, strong geometries and seamless transitions between spaces.  In this ever-growing age of prefab dominance, Libeskind’s villas will be able to be shipped to almost any location in the world within months, and will be assembled on site by a team of experts within weeks.

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Drawing upon original ideas and extensive personal and professional experience in the field, David McFadden crafted this article to explore the untapped potential of making historic architectural masterpieces more sustainable. After working at various design practices—both full-time and freelance—and launching his design firm, David identified a significant gap in the industry. In 1984, he founded Consulting For Architects Inc. Careers, an expansive hub designed to align architects with hiring firms for mutual benefit. This platform enables architects to find impactful design work and frees hiring firms from the time-consuming cycles of recruitment and layoffs. David’s innovative approach to employer-employee relations has brought much-needed flexibility and adaptation to the industry. As the Founder and CEO, David has successfully guided his clients and staff through the challenges of four recessions—the early ’80s, early ’90s, early 2000s, the Great Recession, the pandemic, and the current slowdown due to inflation and high-interest rates.

One Response to "Daniel Libeskind designs prefab"
  • Daryl KL June 27, 2009

    For Libeskind, LEED is just another marketing ploy to sell the same old idea he has been cranking out for years. But I doubt Libeskind even knows what the LEED acronym signifies.

    In Manchester, Libeskind’s Imperial War Museum was singled out to receive the UK’s worst possible energy rating, and was declared an abysmal energy guzzler.

    Here, the wasteful surface area to volume ratio is the first give away that energy was not really on Libeskind’s mind when he “designed” this. And not knowing the location, the siting, the orientation or the local climate, how responsible to energy needs can it be anyway. Take the very large window areas. Depending on the site they could end up facing north or south with potentially disastrous results for heat gain or heat loss.

    This project is bogus on so many levels it is a joke. But then so is Libeskind himself.

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