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A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics

From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.
January 7, 2013
Modern courtyard with glazed walls and stacked concrete forms

An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.
December 31, 2012
AetherSF in Hayes Valley San Francisco California

Dwell Conversations: Prefab's Progress

In our Dec/Jan 2013 Prefab issue, we visited two Bay Area prefab homes built on unconventional sites, discovering along the way that you don't need a crane or a fortune to make prefab work for you. To celebrate the issue, and the opening of Aether Apparel's new customized-shipping-container storefront in San Francisco's Hayes Valley, Dwell and AETHERsf are throwing a party to eat, drink, and talk prefab.
December 28, 2012
Modern prefab house with white facade in Sierra Nevada mountains

Middle Ground

Adding less than $100,000 of improvements to an off-the-shelf prefab model resulted in a clean-cut structure at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada.
December 19, 2012
Pum and Jake of Design Army

Design Army, Washington, D.C.

For co-founders Jake and Pum Lefebure of Design Army, family and business work well together. The married graphic designers have created a design firm with a distinct point of view and for that, their work has garnered numerous awards since its founding in 2003. And, nearly a decade on, they have designed for clients as diverse as Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Bloomingdale's, and the Washington National Ballet to re-imagining Neenah Papers. Dwell stopped by their offices for a tour and a talk.
December 7, 2012
Modern wooden prefab home in Scotland

Locally-Sourced Prefab Prototype in Scotland

A new prefab prototype on a Scottish island demonstrates a smart—and superlocal—approach to building in far-flung locations.
December 5, 2012
Jared Levy of Connect:Homes

Q&A with Connect:Homes Co-Founder Jared Levy

Jared Levy of Connect:Homes wants to streamline the construction process down to the very seams, while making it affordable for all.
December 3, 2012
Gambier Island House in Canada designed by Turkel Design

Into the Woods

The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s western coast.
November 30, 2012
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10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

If you caught our recent round up of shipping container homes, you know there's no shortage of innovative adaptations to the boxy cargo pieces. We can't get enough of them, either, and here we share 10 more great repurposed shipping containers.
November 30, 2012