The Howard prefabricated house: the dining area seen from the sitting room

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RIBApix ref no RIBA38727
Architect/DesignerGibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1944
Image Date1944
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAPT Box 101 (DWN8758)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This prototype prefabricated house, built as a permanent dwelling, was designed by Frederick Gibberd and produced by the civil engineering and building contractors, John Howard & Co. Suitable for mass-production in factories, it was of a light steel frame, clad with prefabricated asbestos panels, and lined fibre board with aluminium foil insulation. It had a 3-way adaptable plan and took just a few days to erect.

Subject tags

houses, prefabrication, dining rooms