The plug-in craze of the experimental architectural groups of the 1960s spawned mostly paper fantasies. In Slovenia, one scheme was actually realized.
With the prefab Y: Cube, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners hopes to finally make a dent in London’s housing problem.
The 1990s brought a renewed interest in an old idea. But for the most part, the newcomers were as perplexed by the challenge as the masters of design who preceded them.