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Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired prefab house
Photo by Bill Timmerman; written by Allison Arieff

Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired prefab house

The optimism and vision of Taliesin students are visible everywhere in this smart prefab located in Scottsdale, AZ. The result of a design/build class taught by Jennifer Siegal and Michael P. Johnson, it’s a dynamic, livable house that honors Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy while tackling important design issues of today, from innovative prefabrication to sustainable systems like solar panels and rainwater and gray-water collection.

More: Learn about the Taliesen Mod.Fab home and other 2009-2010 Western Home Awards winners

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