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  1. Blu's Unfolding Prefab
    How To

    Blu's Unfolding Prefab

    In our December/January issue, Prefab Perfected, we offer a shopper's guide to the best of American prefabricated architecture. We take you through over a dozen firms that matter right now, one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.11

  2. The Yurt: Ancient Dwelling, Modern Lifestyle
    Post

    The Yurt: Ancient Dwelling, Modern Lifestyle

    The yurt, one of the most ancient forms of shelter, has seen a resurgence in popularity among modernists in the last several years—Ecoshack’s Nomad Yurt is one of our favorites. These...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.06.09

  3. A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires
    Food

    A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires

    Nicknamed the Green Lantern, this portable bar in Buenos Aires saves the day (and the night).

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.04.14

  4. Prefab Goes Big, Onstage Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Prefab Goes Big, Onstage Preview

    Prefab is one of our favorite subjects at Dwell on Design, and this year we're picking up the discussion with a variety of prefab panel discussions. One of them, Prefab Goes Big will feature...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.23.13

  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. 5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs

    While we fancy prefab as an option for building economically, out-of-the-way, and off-the-grid, a modular building system can work just as well in a city. Here, a handful of smart urban prefab homes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.27.14

  7. A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains
    Houses We Love

    A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains

    Petite spaces are given a sense of functionality with smart lighting.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Noah Webb
    11.01.13

  8. A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing
    A Great Idea

    A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing

    How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    05.13.14

  9. Dwell Chats with Resolution: 4 Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Chats with Resolution: 4 Architecture

    At a Dwell Meetup event Tuesday, architect Joeseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture joined editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron in New York City to talk prefab in all its forms. The conversation was...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    12.07.12

  10. Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide
    In The Modern World

    Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide

    Bay Area–based architect Michelle Kaufmann is a prefab pioneer. She started in the industry in 2003, a year and a half after Dwell’s inaugural prefab issue, just when consumer interest in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.14.14

  11. Dwell on Design: Prefab Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design: Prefab Preview

    A perennial subject at Dwell on Design, prefab housing takes the show floor by storm this year. As usual we've got on-site prefab homes—we're very excited to welcome Living Homes's C6 model,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.19.13

  12. A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York
    My House

    A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York

    For a vintage design dealer seeking a respite from the city, architect William Massie conceptualized a mostly prefab home around a carefully curated furniture collection in upstate New York.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Karina Tengberg
    02.27.13

  13. Modern Across America: Prefab Homes in the South
    Houses We Love

    Modern Across America: Prefab Homes in the South

    Prefab has proven to be a popular architectural trend across the world. The Southern regional United States is no exception. From Texas to Tennessee, here are just a few prefab houses from...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.05.13

  14. Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California
    House Tours

    Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California

    Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, 
an octogenarian modernist lives 
independently on a peaceful, 
verdant site in Northern California.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    06.03.14

  15. Blu Homes To Unveil First Prefab Home Model in Los Angeles
    Dwell on Design

    Blu Homes To Unveil First Prefab Home Model in Los Angeles

    Green prefab homebuilding company Blu Homes announces its first SoCal model home on the occasion of Dwell on Design 2013.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.21.13

  16. An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon
    Houses We Love

    An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon

    An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.30.13

  17. 10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
    A Great Idea

    10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    They’re not just for global shipping anymore: These creative adaptations think inside the box.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.10.14

  18. Locally-Sourced Prefab Prototype in Scotland
    Houses We Love

    Locally-Sourced Prefab Prototype in Scotland

    A new prefab prototype on a Scottish island demonstrates a smart—and superlocal—approach to building in far-flung locations.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Marcus McAdam
    12.05.12

  19. 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

  20. Japanese Inspired Summer Retreat
    My House

    Japanese Inspired Summer Retreat

    An architect recasts a 1960s artist’s retreat in southeastern Norway.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ivan Brodey
    10.20.13

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