Modern Prefab Display for Palm Pre

Palm-pre-prefab

We've talked about Taalman Koch Architecture a number of times previously (specifically with the off-grid itHouse and Three Junipers), and they're making a bit of news with this temporary space for the Palm Pre, which was recently on display at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California.  The 240 square-foot exhibit had to be built in twelve hours or less, and Taalman Koch was able to get that done using a stripped down version of the itHouse

Palm-pre-ithouse

The space was built using aluminum framing, redwood floors, a galvanized steel roof, and R19 roof insulation (see below).  And the large overhangs and colorful umbrella stations will certainly provide some helpful shade for customers checking out the Pre

Today, the exhibit is being moved and set up in less than twenty-four hours at The Grove, where it will be used for about two weeks.  Go check it out and tell us what you think. 

Palm-pre-skyview

Palm-pre-framing

Palm-pre-floor-installation

Palm-pre-insulation

[+] 2009 Palm Pre Experience Mock Up on Flickr.

Photo credits: Taalman Koch Architecture.


  • Anonymous

    That’s pretty slick!

  • Anonymous

    yeah, it’s slick looking like BrianN mentions, but it’s far from prefab in my opinion. I would be much more impressed with this if say the roof came pre-built in two parts and just needed the seam down the middle to be attached on site. The idea that someone was laying insulation on site also goes against the idea of “prefab”. The only thing i really see from the pictures that was prefabed is the slatted floor, and that too looks like it could have been done offsite in much larger sections before hand.

    Don’t get me wrong, putting this up in under 12 hours is impressive, but i none the less find it a stretch to say “prefab”.

    I still really like the design though! nice work!

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