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  1. 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

  2. Building the Pentimento House
    Renovation

    Building the Pentimento House

    David Barragan and Jose Maria Saez call their Pentimento House "an architecture to be naked to connect with its surroundings." Built using a new, Lego-like modular prefab system the two architects...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.16.12

  3. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3

    This 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 California factory in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.12

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2

    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
    10.10.12

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Prefab Education Workshop

    Prefab Education Workshop

    Join Ryan E. Smith, professor of architectural technology and author of Prefab Architecture, in the Prefab Education workshop on January 13th, 2012. Learn about the history of industrialized...

    11.10.11

  12. 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

  13. Brett Nave

    Brett Nave

    Studio.bna is directed by architects Brett W. Nave and Kelley Bishop with studio locations in Livingston, Montana as well as the Gulf coast in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  The design team is...

    11.02.09

  14. Exposure: Matt Keegan, Katie Paterson, Heather Rasmussen

    Exposure: Matt Keegan, Katie Paterson, Heather Rasmussen

    Matt Keegan’s site-specific installation grew out of the artist’s longstanding fascination with cities. Focusing on Chicago and New York, Keegan creates a meandering visual...

    08.21.11

  15. Carlos Bunga

    Carlos Bunga

    Trained as a painter, Barcelona-based Portuguese artist Carlos Bunga has expanded his practice to encompass multiple mediums and dimensions, including performance, sculpture, and video. In his...

    08.21.11

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Office Shed in Miniature
    Product of the Day

    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

  20. 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

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