Ken Isaacs

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Ken Isaacs (7 February 1927 – 8 June 2016)[1], born in Peoria, Illinois[2], was an American designer. He is known for his creation of a matrix-based modular system to build living structures.[3]

Isaacs described in 1974 how to build modular houses in a book called How to Build Your Own Living Structures. He was head of the Design Department at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts from 1956 to 1958.[3] He maintained a design office and apartment in New York City between 1956 and 1972, often commuting from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.[3]


  1. ^ "Architecture Professor Emeritus Ken Isaacs 1927-2016 |". Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  2. ^ Ten things you should know about Ken Isaacs. Dwell. May 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Margolin, Victor (2002). The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies. University of Chicago Press. pp. 60–77. ISBN 0226505049. In 1956, he was called back to school (Cranbrook) to become the head of the design department

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