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House in need | The Aluminaire House, the first all-metal prefabricated house on American soil, is disassembled and stored away waiting for a new home. Designed by Le Corbusier’s apprentice Albert Frey with A. Lawrence Kocher, then Architectural Record Managing Editor, the house was based on Corbusier’s designs for the Deutscher Werkbund exhibition of 1927, the Weissenhofseidlung, Stuttgart.

On its debut appearance in 1931, the Aluminaire House introduced what later became known as the International Style to the US; designed as a model for mass production it remains unique. More  

New York City is losing the Aluminaire House

New York City is losing the Aluminaire House

The Aluminaire House, designed in 1931 by Kocher and Frey. (Jenosale/Flickr)

New York City is losing the 1931 Aluminaire House and its relocating to Palm Spring, California. The aluminum alloy and steel structure was created by the architect Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher, managing editor of Architecture Record,and was commissioned by the Architecture League for the Allied Arts and Industry…

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