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10 Scenic Horizontal Homes

In an increasingly urbanized society, vertical building has become the MO, but if you have the space, consider building outwards instead. These low-slung structures are easy on the knees and on the eyes.
August 28, 2014
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Compact, Light-Filled Prefab

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.
August 19, 2014
Shaw Island Prefab Passive House kitchen.

Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot house is the first Certified Passive House on the San Juan Islands in Washington, and it’s only the fourth in the state. The home, designed by Olympia-based firm The Artisans Group, has a circular floor plan that centers around a prefabricated pod that contains the kitchen and two bathrooms. In order to achieve its Passive status, the residence features an air-sealed exterior shell that provides insulation, efficient windows and doors, and a heat recovery ventilator to keep it warm in the winter. In the summer, careful window placement and shades ensure the space won't overheat.
August 14, 2014
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Reimagined Mobile Dwellings

Ever thought about packing your home on truck trailer? Four architects reimagined the mobile dwelling for an exhibition at Omaha's Kaneko museum. The results, all prefab and all totally transportable, give the classic RV—and the nomadic lifestyle—a new appeal.
August 13, 2014
In Los Angeles, a technology entrepreneur turned residential developer introduces a new line of modern, LEED-certified prefab houses.

9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes

Prefabrication can be used to solve anything from budget concerns to building obstacles. Packed with a range of sustainable features, these prefab homes tackle environmental issues, too.
August 7, 2014
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7 Modular Beach Homes

Thanks to prefab technology, it’s now possible to bring an entire home with you on your seaside vacation. These modular structures were delivered straight to the shore to provide easy ocean access.
July 29, 2014
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7 Idyllic Island Prefabs

Constructing a home on a hard-to-reach island may seem expensive and difficult, but building in prefabricated parts can help make that secluded paradise a reality.
July 15, 2014
A rendering of a design for Make It Right Foundation's Fort Peck Housing Project

Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation

The Make it Right foundation taps architects to put a prefab spin on homes for the Fort Peck reservation in Montana.
July 14, 2014
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7 Prefabs Across California

The innovative state has no shortage of architectural experiments; these 7 prefab homes are pushing the design envelope.
July 9, 2014
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