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  1. A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
    Houses We Love

    A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic

    A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    12.30.12

  2. A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey
    My House

    A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey

    A New Zealand expat and her son use their prefabricated lakeside New Jersey retreat as an outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    12.20.12

  3. 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

  4. How to Play FlatPak
    House Tours

    How to Play FlatPak

    Intelligent, appealing, and affordable, Charlie Lazor’s user-friendly FlatPak just might be the project that revolutionizes the prefab industry.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Chad Holder
    05.01.09

  5. iT House, Joshua Tree
    House Tours

    iT House, Joshua Tree

    The iT House brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of California’s east.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    02.28.09

  6. Massie Produced
    House Tours

    Massie Produced

    Art object or machine for living in Architect William Massie’s personal prefab project takes the mass out of mass customization to create a one-of-a-kind wonder.

    written by: David Hay
    photos by: Henrik Knudsen
    01.14.09

  7. 5 Prefab Houses in Far-Flung Locations
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    5 Prefab Houses in Far-Flung Locations

    We've corralled a collection of prefab homes located on precarious hillsides, atop mountains, in remote deserts, and next to pristine lakes to show the building method's versatility. Plus: a sneak...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.13

  8. On a Rock in a Hard Place
    House Tours

    On a Rock in a Hard Place

    In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: John Clark
    05.01.09

  9. Frank Vafaee of Proto Homes
    Dwell on Design

    Frank Vafaee of Proto Homes

    In 2008, Frank Vafaee, Manish Desai, and Andre Farhang founded Proto Homes. The Los Angeles-based company designs, builds, and sells homes as products. "When you buy a phone or a car, you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.20.11

  10. Modular and Modern in Canada: 2 Cool Homes Popping Up in Calgary and Beyond
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    Modular and Modern in Canada: 2 Cool Homes Popping Up in Calgary and Beyond

    Founded in 2004, Minnesota-based Hive Modular creates affordable high-end prefab homes that minimize exposure of building materials to the elements and boasts a process that delivers a shortened...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.14.13

  11. Time Capsule
    Essay

    Time Capsule

    The impending demolition of Kisho Kurokawa’s Capsule Tower strikes a nostalgic nerve in writer Tom Vanderbilt, who travels to Tokyo for a look at a future that never was.

    written by: Tom Vanderbilt
    03.11.10

  12. 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

  13. Garden Statement
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    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

  14. Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney
    In The Modern World

    Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney

    Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by interacting directly with clients.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  15. Prefab at Dwell on Design Los Angeles
    Dwell on Design

    Prefab at Dwell on Design Los Angeles

    At an expanded 23,000 square feet, Dwell Outdoor promises to be a hub for all things green and prefab during Dwell on Design, taking place June 20-22, 2014, in Los Angeles. A variety of the latest...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.03.14

  16. Upwardly Mobile Homes
    House Tours

    Upwardly Mobile Homes

    When it comes to real estate, the trailer park gets a bad rap. But some designers think that this forsaken corner of the market is worthy of reevaluation—and even resuscitation.

    written by: Rick Polito
    05.13.09

  17. Building a Prefab House
    Renovation

    Building a Prefab House

    A highlight of reporting "A Simple Plan," my story about the Marmol Radziner-designed prefab in Ukiah, California (in our December/January 2012 issue, and online here) was sitting down...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.24.11

  18. Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland
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    Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland

    From weekend abodes to the “homes of tomorrow,” these five great residences truly capture the prefab element at it’s finest.

    written by: Izzie Panasci
    07.17.13

  19. Desert Utopia
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    Desert Utopia

    With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their modern design sensibilities to a broader market.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    01.17.09

  20. An Introduction to Prefab
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Prefab

    The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been around for at least a few hundred years.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.28.09

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