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  1. Jens Risom

    Jens Risom

    In the late 1960s, designer Jens Risom sought an affordable vacation home for his family on Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island. Now some 45 years later, the prefab cottage still exists to...

    11.19.12

  2. Prefab Discussion with Amanda Dameron and Joseph Tanney

    Prefab Discussion with Amanda Dameron and Joseph Tanney

    Please join Dwell's Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron and architect Joseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture on December 4, 2012 at the new WeCross space as they discuss America's love affair (and...

    11.05.12

  3. On Your Mark, Get Sett
    Interviews

    On Your Mark, Get Sett

    Austin-based modern prefab designer Kimber Reed wants you to space out.

    08.15.12

  4. Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs
    House Tours

    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

  5. The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love
    House Tours

    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

  6. 10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
    House Tours

    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

  7. An Eichler-Inspired Modular Home in California
    Green

    An Eichler-Inspired Modular Home in California

    With a sleek prototype in Emeryville, California, under its belt, Simpatico Homes sets out to redefine prefab's cost—and footprint.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    12.22.12

  8. Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat
    Renovation

    Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat

    Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    12.24.12

  9. Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab
    House Tours

    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

  10. Office Shed in Miniature
    Product

    Office Shed in Miniature

    In preparation for our upcoming outdoor issue, we've been examining all manners of outbuildings: prefab sheds, tree houses, architectural follies, even chicken coops. The recently introduced Tetra...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.06.12

  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. Going Deutsch
    Houses We Love

    Going Deutsch

    In a German town known more for its medieval castle than its modern architecture, the JustK Haus is a prefab home fit for a family of six.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.11.12

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

    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.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.03.12

  14. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 1
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 1

    This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.03.12

  15. Middle Ground
    Houses We Love

    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.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Scott Palamar
    12.19.12

  16. Dwell on Design 2012

    Dwell on Design 2012

    Dwell on Design is the West Coast's largest design event. Curated by the editors of Dwell, the three-day celebration brings together the best and brightest products, services, and thought leaders...

    05.09.12

  17. Sander Architects

    Sander Architects

    Sander Architects is the international award-winning firm whose approach to contemporary residential design has been making waves in the architecture world. Its Hybrid House uses components of...

    12.07.12

  18. Whitney Sander on Green Building
    Dwell on Design

    Whitney Sander on Green Building

    I first met architect Whitney Sander of Sander Architects in Los Angeles at Dwell on Design last year. He showed me his work, we talked some prefab (one of his firm's specialties) and when it...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.13.12

  19. Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco

    What better place for Dwell to host our SXSW Eco party than a prefab pop up at the design complex of the woman who founded the Austin Modern Home Tour? Go behind the scenes in our story and...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    10.10.12

  20. Dwell Chats with Resolution: 4 Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Chats with Resolution: 4 Architecture

    At a Dwell Meetup event Tuesday, architect Joeseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture joined editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron in New York City to talk prefab in all its forms. The conversation was...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    12.07.12

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