Floor 6, Exhibitions Galleries
The exhibition, and its accompanying website, display the process of architectural design and production in equal measure with the actual end result. Within the gallery, eighty-four architectural projects spanning 180 years are presented by means of film, architectural models, original drawings and blueprints, fragments, photographs, patents, games, sales materials and propaganda, toys, and partial reconstructions. This diverse collection of material illustrates how the prefabricated house has been, and continues to be, not only a reflection on the house as a replicable object of design but also a critical agent in the discourse of sustainability, architectural invention, and new material and formal research.
Organized by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and Peter Christensen, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design.
The exhibition is the fifth in a series of five exhibitions made possible by The Lily Auchincloss Fund for Contemporary Architecture and is also generously supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and by Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley.
Additional funding is provided by David Teiger, The Winston Foundation, Inc., and the Foundation for the Advancement of Architectural Thought.
Media sponsorship is provided by Metropolitan Home Magazine.