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  1. 8 Futuristic Prefab Homes
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    8 Futuristic Prefab Homes

    If prefabrication is the future of architecture, then these cutting-edge prefab homes offer an exciting glimpse into what might lie ahead.

    07.07.14

  2. Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California
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    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

  3. 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

  4. A Picturesque Desert Prefab
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    A Picturesque Desert Prefab

    Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical arrangement of solids and voids.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Jill Paider
    11.18.13

  5. 7 Prefab Prototypes
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    7 Prefab Prototypes

    These first forays into prefab structures helped catapult some of the leading firms specializing in the construction methodology.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.06.13

  6. Desert Canopy House
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    Desert Canopy House

    We're thrilled to have architect Whitney Sander back to Dwell on Design this year to talk about his unusual prefabricated building system. Sander's hybridized prefab approach sees his homes' frames...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.09.13

  7. A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
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    A Modern Concrete Home in Peru

    Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    04.19.13

  8. An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach
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    An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach

    A couple in Israel seizes the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    04.12.13

  9. Touring the Breezehouse by Blu Homes
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    Touring the Breezehouse by Blu Homes

    Dwell's popular Home Tours included a Breezehouse by Blu Homes in Healdsburg as a bonus tour during this spring's Marin Home Tours. With our annual Prefab issue now out on newsstands, we paid a...

    written by: Sara Ost
    12.07.12

  10. 10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
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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...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.30.12

  11. Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion
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    Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion

    Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, originally designed as a temporary demountable structure, was built in 1956 and stayed solidly in a place for nearly 56 years until...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.12.12

  12. The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love
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    The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love

    The locations may be far flung—from rural Missouri to Eglisau, Switzerland—the residents might be architects, families, or weekend warriors, but the constant is prefabrication in our...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.05.12

  13. Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab
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    Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab

    For the first time ever, Cassina has constructed a prefab mountain dwelling conceived by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret from the drawings the pair created in 1938.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.16.12

  14. Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs
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    Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs

    Tours of John Lautner’s Elrod House or the Annenberg’s newly re-opened Sunnylands may leave us wondering if we could ever afford a modernist luxury for ourselves, but thankfully...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Izumi Tanaka
    02.17.12

  15. Top Dror
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    Top Dror

    Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.29.11

  16. A Simple Plan
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    A Simple Plan

    A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    11.23.11

  17. Prefab Slapstick in One Week
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    Prefab Slapstick in One Week

    I was in the process of researching a big prefab round-up story this week when I came across what might be the only prefab slapstick comedy in existence. A good three decade's before Jacque...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.25.11

  18. Garden Statement
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    Garden Statement

    On a once-vacant corner lot in a transitional Jersey City neighborhood, a pair of local architects devised a clever prefab for a resourceful client.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Samantha Contis
    12.19.10

  19. Singapore Apartment Renovation
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    Singapore Apartment Renovation

    Paul and Elsa Seah, a lawyer and high school teacher living in Singapore, turned a 925-square-foot government housing flat—complete with bomb shelter—into a sleek but cozy home. The...

    written by: Margot Dougherty
    11.28.10

  20. Modular Retreat
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    Modular Retreat

    Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a lakeside retreat for visiting families at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth, in Albion,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.17.10

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