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  1. A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa
    A Great Idea

    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

  2. Future Building
    Profiles

    Future Building

    Resembling in form and function ancestors such as Jean Prouvé’s prefab Tropical House, Architect Fred Friedmeyer’s prefab structures harmonize, as much as possible, with Ethiopia...

    written by: Donovan Finn
    02.26.09

  3. Marmol Radziner's Rincon 5 Live in LA
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    Marmol Radziner's Rincon 5 Live in LA

    If you read Dwell's February 2009 Process section, you saw the inner workings  of the Marmol Radziner prefab factory, where they construct their loved and lauded modern homes. Those of you in...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.03.09

  4. OfficePOD
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    OfficePOD

    Between rising rates of independent and freelance careers and the many changes to corporate work policies that have accompanied the downturn, many people are finding themselves in need of a good...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.25.09

  5. Greg Sharp of BSB Design
    Profiles

    Greg Sharp of BSB Design

    BSB Design was established in 1966 in Des Moines, Iowa, as a small architectural firm with a grand mission statement: Every family deserves to live in an architect-designed home. Forty-plus years...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.07.10

  6. 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

  7. An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden
    Houses We Love

    An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden

    It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s Müsko Island.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.04.11

  8. Mark Rylant of Method Homes
    Dwell on Design

    Mark Rylant of Method Homes

    In 2007, builders and developers Mark Rylant and Brian Abramson launched Method Homes, a prefabricated building company with a focus on modern homes. Since then, the Seattle-based business has...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.09.11

  9. Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab

    The future of prefab is an increasingly nonarchitectural problem.

    written by: Joel Turkel
    10.03.09

  10. Garden Statement
    House Tours

    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

  11. Pretty Fabulous
    --Done Right

    Pretty Fabulous

    In order to fairly evaluate the pros and cons of today’s prefab design, we broke it down according to various criteria. Here are just a few examples of the benefits prefab has to offer.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.28.09

  12. Superior Logic
    Houses We Love

    Superior Logic

    Prefab construction simplified the building process of this northern Wisconsin summer home, where all materials required ferrying across Lake Superior.

    written by: Mason Riddle
    photos by: George Heinrich
    11.28.11

  13. Studio Shed

    Studio Shed

    Insulated, fully finished, high efficiency spaces. A turnkey studio for your backyard.

    $15110.00

  14. Welcome to my Habode
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    Welcome to my Habode

    Prefab design has had its ups and downs over the last year or so, but a challenged housing market hasn't stopped creative designers from forging ahead with prefab and modular concepts. From New...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.17.09

  15. Sydney's Surprising Opera House
    Travel Reports

    Sydney's Surprising Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is more amazing—and surprising—in person than any photo could convey. Earlier this month, I headed to the Southern Hemisphere for a vacation in Sydney and Cairns,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.14.11

  16. Top Dror
    House Tours

    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

  17. Whitney Sander on Green Building
    Interviews

    Whitney Sander on Green Building

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

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.24.11

  18. Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion
    House Tours

    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

  19. 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

  20. Singapore Apartment Renovation
    House Tours

    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

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