I recently found myself, in the company of a small child, gazing upon a whale skeleton at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris and thinking that the space between its ribs compared favorably with the average two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. That real-estate-obsessed New Yorkers are flocking to "Home Delivery," MOMA's survey of over a century of designs for prefabricated housing, will come as no surprise. This show is like an open house where you don't have to leave your name or pretend that you're seriously interested in buying. Its organizers have taken advantage of a temporarily empty lot next-door to the museum (where a Jean Nouvel building will soon rise) to commission five wildly different, architect-designed model houses, which were shipped in or erected on-site from prefabricated, sometimes... More >>>
That's a wrap: The Cellophane House.