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Urban Prefab Housing Keeps its Sights Set on the Numbers

In the world of NYC real estate, certain esteemed buildings are casually referred to by their street addresses: 740 (Park Ave.), 834 (Fifth Ave.), etc. Here now is the prefab housing industry's answer: a quartet of cost-effective ready-built timber houses in Osaka, Japan that were designed by Mitsutomo Matsunami to resemble a single unit. Matsunami imagines "the advantage of producing entire rows of housing"—no doubt the first step to utter prefab world domination.

· For One Designer, Mario Buatta Tribute Dinner Leaves a Sour Taste [Curbed National]
· Numbers House by Mitsutomo Matsunami Architect & Associates [Dezeen via Gizmodo]