Naturalized Construction

Prefab design gets a naturalistic overhaul to broaden appeal

Implications - Design-conscious consumers are apprehensive of prefabricated structures because of their history for being architecturally cold, which is being fought against with natural, cozy designs. As the building practice becomes more commonplace, this shift towards aesthetic character in manufactured designs broadens consumer appeal.
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