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  1. Time Capsule
    Essay

    Time Capsule

    The impending demolition of Kisho Kurokawa’s Capsule Tower strikes a nostalgic nerve in writer Tom Vanderbilt, who travels to Tokyo for a look at a future that never was.

    written by: Tom Vanderbilt
    03.11.10

  2. Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney
    In The Modern World

    Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney

    Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by interacting directly with clients.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  3. Prefab at Dwell on Design Los Angeles
    Dwell on Design

    Prefab at Dwell on Design Los Angeles

    At an expanded 23,000 square feet, Dwell Outdoor promises to be a hub for all things green and prefab during Dwell on Design, taking place June 20-22, 2014, in Los Angeles. A variety of the latest...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.03.14

  4. Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland
    Post

    Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland

    From weekend abodes to the “homes of tomorrow,” these five great residences truly capture the prefab element at it’s finest.

    written by: Izzie Panasci
    07.17.13

  5. QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba
    A Great Idea

    QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba

    In its simplest version, QuaDror looks like a child's wooden puzzle. Dror Benshetrit aligns four L-shaped blocks, and effortlessly shifts them from a few flat planes into an elegant structure. It...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    02.28.11

  6. Handled With Care
    My House

    Handled With Care

    In Warsaw, Poland, a resident breathes new life into an old apartment by dismantling, then reassembling, his late grandmother's hodgepodge of wooden furniture and creates a self-contained do-it-all...

    02.06.13

  7. 7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest

    A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest and is on vibrant display in these spaces, featured in the pages of Dwell and on Dwell.com. Here, we venture beyond the region's major...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.13.13

  8. Prefab Slapstick in One Week
    House Tours

    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

  9. A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver
    A Great Idea

    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

  10. 7 Inviting Wooden Prefab Homes
    Houses We Love

    7 Inviting Wooden Prefab Homes

    Not all prefabs are made of sheet metal and shipping containers; these sylvan sanctuaries offer a more humanistic approach to assembly-line architecture.

    06.16.14

  11. A Look at Waterfront Homes
    Post

    A Look at Waterfront Homes

    Whether it is floating on a river in Ontario or a short walk to the beach in California, these five homes embrace the life aquatic.

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.04.13

  12. 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

  13. Into the Woods
    Houses We Love

    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.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.30.12

  14. A Picturesque Desert Prefab
    House Tours

    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

  15. A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
    House Tours

    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

  16. A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
    Renovation

    A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67

    A flat renovated by a pair of fashion insiders breathes new life into architect Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 building.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    12.30.12

  17. 11 Amazing Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    11 Amazing Prefabs

    Prefab houses are getting leaner, more efficient, and, in some cases, bigger. Here, we explore highlights from our December/January prefab issue, juxtaposed with our favorites from the past.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.06.14

  18. An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island
    House Tours

    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

  19. 8 Futuristic Prefab Homes
    House Tours

    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

  20. Jean Prouvé: Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Jean Prouvé: Architecture

    Long before prefab gained renewed popularity a decade ago, mass production was considered avant-garde thinking. A new exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris titled Jean Prouvé:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.10

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