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October 8, 2008

A Clean Break
Philadelphia is home to green, well, homes. At least for a two weeks in October and thanks to a project called A Clean Break. According to the exhibit website:
From October 17 to 30, a temporary prefab "neighborhood" in Philadelphia will offer an optimistic view of what a revitalized city might look like in the near future. A Clean Break, curated by Minima Gallery, will be a central event of DesignPhiladelphia, an annual series of lectures, studio tours, and exhibitions organized by the Design Center at Philadelphia University. Part of Minima's show will take place in a vacant lot on South Broad Street, just down the street from Philadelphia City Hall
A central tenet of the show is to "highlight the importance of sustainable design in an urban environment" and the prefab homes are meant to embody that principle. One of the featured homes is the aptly named Wee House which arrived in our fair city last week.


This is but one of many structures featured in the exhibit, a full line-up of which can be seen here. Philly's own Interface Studio Architects will present their prefab work (pictured below) as well.

Sounds like we should all hop on our bikes the weekend after next and check it out.

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