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  1. The Suburbs Strike Back
    Profiles

    The Suburbs Strike Back

    Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg are on a mission to rescue their compatriots from boring suburbs—and their deep-seated suspicion of architects.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.23.09

  2. The Big Easy
    A Great Idea

    The Big Easy

    Most prefab manufacturing facilities house loads of heavy machinery, but not every design must be constructed on the factory line.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.28.09

  3. Peter DeMaria on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Peter DeMaria on the Future of Prefab

    Some people assume that yet-to-be-invented high-tech materials and systems will be the saviors of 
our construction industry.

    01.28.09

  4. Leo Marmol on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Leo Marmol on the Future of Prefab

    More and more people are coming 
to us informed about the complete benefits of prefab construction.

    01.28.09

  5. Hz so Good
    Green

    Hz so Good

    Architects Simon Beames and Simon Dickens are worried. They are worried about the impact that construction makes on the environment, though they are equally concerned about being thought of as...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    02.01.09

  6. 101 Prefab
    Design 101

    101 Prefab

    Everything you wanted to know about prefab but were afraid to ask! We've tapped the brain behind popular web resource FabPreFab to explain the birds and bees of manufactured housing.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.16.09

  7. Future Building
    Profiles

    Future Building

    Resembling in form and function ancestors such as Jean Prouvé’s prefab Tropical House, Architect Fred Friedmeyer’s prefab structures harmonize, as much as possible, with Ethiopia...

    written by: Donovan Finn
    02.26.09

  8. John Quale
    Interviews

    John Quale

    John Quale discovered his calling early. While his buddies were reading Brewers box scores, nine-year-old Quale was analyzing house-of-the-week floor plans in the Milwaukee Sentinel.

    written by: Arnie Cooper
    04.20.09

  9. Exhibition Snapshot: Dwell Outdoor
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibition Snapshot: Dwell Outdoor

    From modern prefab sheds to luxury tent lodges, organic planters to living walls, Dwell Outdoor is one of the most anticipated exhibitions at this year's Dwell on Design.  

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.27.09

  10. Pod Space Prefab Garden Sheds
    Post

    Pod Space Prefab Garden Sheds

    Two years ago, Ben Lord surveyed the garden sheds on the market in his native England and didn’t like what he saw. Cookie-cutter designs and drab interiors dominated even as habits were...

    written by: William Lamb
    09.16.09

  11. Forwarding Dallas
    Post

    Forwarding Dallas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editor Aaron Britt traveled down to Dallas, Texas, for a design charrette with Re:Vision Dallas. The project is a collaboration between Urban Re:Vision and the Central...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.03.09

  12. Greg Sharp of BSB Design
    Profiles

    Greg Sharp of BSB Design

    BSB Design was established in 1966 in Des Moines, Iowa, as a small architectural firm with a grand mission statement: Every family deserves to live in an architect-designed home. Forty-plus years...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.07.10

  13. Prefab Parlance
    Design 101

    Prefab Parlance

    From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting. We asked a handful of architects and designers to help us build a prefab glossary of the top...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    03.01.10

  14. Lego Island
    Finishing Touch

    Lego Island

    Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes. When it comes to Danish design domination, the unrivaled champ is undoubtedly the almighty plastic brick—Lego.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    03.19.10

  15. Touring Vitra Campus, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Vitra Campus, Part 1

    The Vitra Campus in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, is design-heaven on Earth. Since the 1950s, it has been home to Vitra's furniture production (the company headquarters are located across the border in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.11

  16. Top Dror
    House Tours

    Top Dror

    Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.29.11

  17. Whitney Sander on Green Building
    Interviews

    Whitney Sander on Green Building

    I first met architect Whitney Sander of Sander Architects in Los Angeles at Dwell on Design this year. He showed me his work, we talked some prefab (one of his firm's specialties) and when it...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.24.11

  18. An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach
    House Tours

    An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach

    A couple in Israel seizes the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    04.12.13

  19. Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York
    Post

    Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York

    Built by architect William Massie nearly a decade ago for vintage retailer Greg Wooten, this hybrid prefab home in upstate New York (from our Interiors issue) is a furniture lover's dream. In the...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Karina Tengberg
    07.05.13

  20. 5 Striking Dining Spaces
    Houses We Love

    5 Striking Dining Spaces

    As previously looked at in Dwell's two-part series, Dining Rooms We Love, Dwell invites you to take another look at five simply stunning dining rooms.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.05.13

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