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6 Green Desert Prefabs

We've got desert modernism on our minds this week, so we're taking a closer look at our favorite energy-efficient prefabs that fend off solar gain in high style.
February 16, 2015
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The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House

Australian firm Archiblox has designed the world's first carbon-positive prefab. We take a tour of the space, which is currently on view in Melbourne's City Square.
February 10, 2015
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Prefab Gets a Makeover With Danish Industrial Design

The designing minds behind Danish company Vipp go modular with a new prefab shelter.
January 30, 2015
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Petite Prefab with Stunning Views of the Texas Landscape

This 600-square-foot retreat, designed for an Austin couple, is located deep within a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas. The couple had seen Alchemy Architects’ other projects and were attracted to the simplicity of the firm's modular approach. Alchemy's weeHouse prototype consists of a basic rectangular unit that is assembled and customized off-site, shipped to a pre-prepared foundation, and installed into place. The house is tucked into a hillside and uses extensive floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor patio areas to immerse its residents into the landscape.
January 24, 2015
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House of the Week: Tiny Prefab Home Can Withstand Hurricanes and Earthquakes

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
January 20, 2015
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8 New Prefab Homes from Dwell's December/January Issue

Each year, Dwell's annual prefab issue is a bestseller—and with constantly improving prefab processes and materials, we chronicling more innovative modular designers than ever before. Here is a look at some highlights for 2015.
January 16, 2015
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Innovations in Prefab

We shine the spotlight on architect Whitney Sander, who will join us onstage at Dwell on Design Los Angeles in May to discuss what’s new in the industry.
January 13, 2015
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A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs

From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by America's most famous architect.
January 7, 2015
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Most Memorable Quotes from Our Prefab Issue

Our prefab issue is chock-full of inspiring modular houses, from a family compound in Texas to a tall residential tower in New York City. We've gathered some of the most memorable moments here. And check out the rest of the issue!
January 6, 2015