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Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
October 27, 2014

Affordable Prefab Prototype in Vietnam

A compact Vietnamese prefab housing prototype features local materials.
October 16, 2014
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Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé

The pioneering designer’s metal homes set a model for future construction.
September 16, 2014
Modular wooden cabin in the California state parks

Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks

Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
September 15, 2014
Backyard of Byron Bay house with pool and deck.

Modular Beach Home in Australia

For this four-module prefab house off the Australian coastline, local firm Archiblox’s aim was “to create an inspiring double height living area with full glazing along the northern façade that could be enjoyed throughout the changing seasons,” according to architect Bill McCorkell. Click through the slideshow for a tour of the light-filled home.
August 28, 2014
safe haven sunset facade outdoor

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
Compact prefab clad in Cor-Ten steel and cedar

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
Flexible mobile dwellings with seating and sleeping areas

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
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