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Prefab – So Fab – at CA Boom Show & MOCA

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Marmol Radziner PrefabModernist Prefab homes and their architects will be at the CA Boom Design Show this weekend at the Santa Monica Airport’s celebrity jet runway Barker Hanger to exhibit their designs and even take orders for your own home.

These green-friendly houses are finally gaining notoriety as a stylish and sound alternative for today’s home construction. The architectural elements of prefab homes are made off-site, oftentimes using recycled or sustainable materials such as bamboo, and delivered with little assembly required to the homeowner’s site. The end result is a customized home building project that sees a reduced amount of construction waste, substantial materials that can withstand heavy transportation and installation, and the smallest environmental footprint a house can make.

But, perhaps most of all, you’ll have a cool looking house that’s fit for celebrity neighborhoods and museums. Tom Hanks, Stephen Spielberg, and Sally Fields will all be seeing an OMD pre-fab home up in their area, as well as other stars that live in Malibu and the Pacific Palisades. The Museum of Contemporary Art at the Pacific Design Center currently has an exhibit up called “Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses” where you can see scale models of prefab homes, pictures, and samples of materials. Architects Marmol Radziner Prefab, Lazor, and Alchemy Architects are showcased at both MOCA and the CA Boom Show.

Ecorazzi’s reporters will be among the 7,500+ attendees of the CA BOOM show this Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6 pm. We’ll be checking out the prefab houses and also giving you highlights of the hottest green designers of fine furnishings, materials, surfaces and finishes, modern parenting solutions, giftware and accessories, as well as indoor/outdoor living options.

Ticket prices are $20, and the event is open to the public. Special CA Boom Design+Architecture Tours in West LA leave the Barker Hanger on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:15 a.m. and 2:30. More information can be found at www.caboomshow.com

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