As part of the Royal Academy in London's exhibition on octogenarian architect Richard Rogers—the guy credited with the Pompidou Center and many a fabulous modernist residence—his firm erected a flatpack house to celebrate the work Rogers did for the prefab movement. The three-story unit, made from lightweight panels and a "patented jointing system [that] ensures high levels of both acoustic and thermal insulation," took less than a day to build, and came to the lot in a flatbed of a truck. What's more, Homeshell was used in Rogers' own 2007 housing development, Oxley Woods, and the firm brags that the home can "reduce energy bills by up to 90 percent, thereby helping alleviate poverty."
· The multi-storey house Richard Rogers built ? in a day [The Guardian via Gizmodo]
· All Richard Rogers posts [Curbed National]