Mass-produced Architecture

Sylvia Feng

Published in "Interdisciplinary Design: New Lessons from Architecture and Engineering", 2012

Prefabrication and custom design have traditionally been viewed as opposing ends of a spectrum .

Mass-produced architecture is considered to be an “off the shelf” packaged solution that is designed not just for one client, but for an average of client needs. When one examines the trajectory of new technologies emerging in the field of mass production and industrial design, however the distinction between custom and factory-built is eroding. A vast number of tools available to architects inform a multifaceted, layered method of design.

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