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  1. 9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts
    Houses We Love

    9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts

    When tricky terrain poses construction problems, hoisting a prefabricated home up on stilts offers a practical, eco-friendly solution.

    06.23.14

  2. 10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
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    10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    They’re not just for global shipping anymore: These creative adaptations think inside the box.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.10.14

  3. Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California
    House Tours

    Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California

    Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, 
an octogenarian modernist lives 
independently on a peaceful, 
verdant site in Northern California.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    06.03.14

  4. A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing
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    A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing

    How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    05.13.14

  5. Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
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    Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW

    Inspired by a coffee cup, the EXO portable housing prototype can make a difference for those in need.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.10.14

  6. A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House
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    A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House

    Constructed in 1961, Richard Meier’s first residential project is a nascent example of the modern prefab typology.

    written by: Maggie Nolin
    12.31.13

  7. An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
    In The Modern World

    An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

    A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.29.13

  8. A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver
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    A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver

    A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design.

    written by: Adele Weder
    photos by: Kamil Bialous
    12.28.13

  9. Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype
    In The Modern World

    Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype

    Claesson Koivisto Rune introduces its second iteration of the prefab home, combining time-honored Scandinavian touches with the studio’s signature polished aesthetic.

    written by: Madeline A. Potter
    12.26.13

  10. A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia
    Houses We Love

    A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia

    Putting her architectural training to work, a resident of Merricks, Australia, helps design a modular beachside getaway for her family.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Lisa Cohen
    12.24.13

  11. An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island
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    An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island

    A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    12.23.13

  12. 9 Historical Prefab Projects
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    9 Historical Prefab Projects

    We showcase a timeline of nine prefab architecture projects from the 20th century. To see how contemporary designers are using the building technique, pick up a copy of our annual prefab issue on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.17.13

  13. 7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

    The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.16.13

  14. A Compact Prefab Vacation Home
    Houses We Love

    A Compact Prefab Vacation Home

    A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    11.18.13

  15. A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa
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    A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa

    It took 11 years of traversing through three different countries for Eric Bigot to develop his Zenkaya prefab housing concept. Designed to bring peace of mind to impoverished South Africans, the...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Dook
    11.05.13

  16. 5 Striking Dining Spaces
    Houses We Love

    5 Striking Dining Spaces

    As previously looked at in Dwell's two-part series, Dining Rooms We Love, Dwell invites you to take another look at five simply stunning dining rooms.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.05.13

  17. The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two
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    The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two

    From a sleek Eichler-inspired prefab in Emeryville to a barnhouse-turned family home in Oakland, we highlight five more of our favorite abodes from the west coast. Click here to view our previous...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.15.13

  18. Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York
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    Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York

    Built by architect William Massie nearly a decade ago for vintage retailer Greg Wooten, this hybrid prefab home in upstate New York (from our Interiors issue) is a furniture lover's dream. In the...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Karina Tengberg
    07.05.13

  19. Method Homes Prefab and jcpenney
    Dwell on Design

    Method Homes Prefab and jcpenney

    As usual, prefab homes abound on the show floor at Dwell on Design. And though we're highly enamored of Method Homes's Paradigm prefab, which is front-and-center in Dwell Outdoor, we're also happy...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.22.13

  20. Dwell on Design 2013: Outdoor
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design 2013: Outdoor

    Dwell Outdoor is center stage at this year’s Dwell on Design, with full-scale prefab structures creating a neighborhood feel. All of the buildings bring their own flavor to the prefab methodology,...

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    06.21.13

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