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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 9 Historical Prefab Projects
    Rewind

    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

  5. Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
    A Great Idea

    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. 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. How To

    Marmol Radziner: Structural Steel

    The first workstation sits just outside the factory’s rear entrance, where deliveries of recycled steel are deposited.

    01.01.09

  8. Lake Iosco House in New Jersey
    Post

    Lake Iosco House in New Jersey

    New Zealand transplant Debbie Gibbs and her young sun retreat from their New York city life to their custom prefab home in Lake Iosco, New Jersey. After seeing the Dwell Home competition designed...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.06.13

  9. 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

  10. Sweet Nothing
    Green

    Sweet Nothing

    We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.08.09

  11. Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings
    Product Reviews

    Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings

    From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of day-to-day life.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amanda Friedman
    02.27.09

  12. 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

  13. Sert du Soleil
    Food

    Sert du Soleil

    The revamp of Clover—a new fast-food joint in Harvard Square—complements the original interior and hidden skylight of the Josep Lluís Sert–designed building from 1966.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.10.11

  14. The Prefab Decade
    Essay

    The Prefab Decade

    Founding Dwell editor-in-chief Karrie Jacobs visited MoMA's Home Delivery exhibition and finds that prefab might not change our homes, but it could change our architects.

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    03.09.10

  15. 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

  16. Blu's Unfolding Prefab
    How To

    Blu's Unfolding Prefab

    In our December/January issue, Prefab Perfected, we offer a shopper's guide to the best of American prefabricated architecture. We take you through over a dozen firms that matter right now, one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.11

  17. The Yurt: Ancient Dwelling, Modern Lifestyle
    Post

    The Yurt: Ancient Dwelling, Modern Lifestyle

    The yurt, one of the most ancient forms of shelter, has seen a resurgence in popularity among modernists in the last several years—Ecoshack’s Nomad Yurt is one of our favorites. These...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.06.09

  18. A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires
    Food

    A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires

    Nicknamed the Green Lantern, this portable bar in Buenos Aires saves the day (and the night).

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.04.14

  19. The Country's Best Yurt
    Green

    The Country's Best Yurt

    Lakes of ink have been spilled over a peculiarly American wanderlust, whether it’s our ancestors’ push westward or our current penchant for cross-country moves at the drop of a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.01.09

  20. Container Cinema
    Post

    Container Cinema

    As part of the cultural countdown to the winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, media art group Springboard—a trio composed of architect Robert Duke, designers Keith Doyle and Iain Sinclair, and...

    written by: Ilana Diamond
    03.23.09

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