Maciunas Prefabricated Building System
George Maciunas/Fluxus Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition on George Maciunas’ prefabricated modular housing system known as Fluxhouse and its contemporary interpretations in visions of Fluxcity. The exhibition will be accompanied by “An Assessment Report”, a new publication which explores the aesthetic and social appeal of Fluxhouse in the context of the current real estate market.
Maciunas’ engagement with functionality and chronology in his diagrammatic works reveals an analytical mind who prescribed a utilitarianism to all design. His skills as a grand planner lends its concise lucidity to his eco-friendly and sustainable design which is resistant to natural disasters and adaptable to any function. Maciunas, who arguably conceived of the factory as a site of production before Andy Warhol, developed Fluxhouse as an affordable mass produced unit which can be multiplied to create structures of any size and function. As a prefabricated design, the modular panels of Fluxhouse would allow for most of the construction to occur in the factory thus reducing cost, waste, and time. The foundation will showcase the interpretations of contemporary working architects who have modernized the Maciunas design into pragmatic and fantastic visions of Fluxcity in light of the social housing problems which faces the United States and the world today.