Project info

The Taliesin Mod.Fab is an example of simple, elegant, and sustainable living. The one-bedroom, 450-square-foot prototype residence relies on panelized construction to allow for speed and economy on site or in a factory. The structure is dimensioned and engineered to be transportable via roadway.

Victor Sidy was the architect of record and oversaw the production of the structure; faculty member Michael P. Johnson served as design lead. Project managers Christian Butler and Nick Mancusi helped realize the project both through the design and construction phases.

The prototype was built in the Sonoran Desert at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture’s Taliesin West campus, and provides housing for visiting faculty. Since its completion, the design has been produced for a number of locations throughout the US and Canada.

  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year: 2009
  • Status: Construction Complete
  • Collaborator: Michael P. Johnson, Faculty Lead
  • Citations: Spectrum Award, Ceramic Tiles of Italy First Place, Time Magazine “Green Architecture Project of the year” (2009), Dwell Magazine (February 2009), Sunset Magazine: “Best Green Home” (2009-10), Curbed LA (February 2009), Fast Company (April 2009), Metropolis Magazine (May 2016), multiple design blogs.