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Most Popular Homes of 2014: Built on a Budget

To celebrate 2014, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com this year. Here, we've gathered the five most popular houses that were built affordably, from a family home in Pittsburgh to a prefab shelter in Vietnam.
December 28, 2014
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It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC

Winning the race to build the tallest prefab building in New York City, Gluck+ assembles 28 affordable housing units in less than a month.
December 26, 2014
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Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab

A new prefab company represents the future of low-impact affordable housing.
December 10, 2014
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Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget

In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.
November 12, 2014
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Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins

Cabins are modest by nature, a design quality that makes them conducive to prefabrication. Here are eight prefabs that tread lightly on the great outdoors.
November 4, 2014
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Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget

In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.
October 24, 2014
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Simple and Affordable Portland Home

In Portland, Oregon, an industrial designer's house blends economy and simplicity.
September 12, 2014
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8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks

Cement blocks, commonly used to strengthen and insulate a building, are usually covered up. Left bare, they can also offer a minimalist variation on the traditional red brick theme.
August 26, 2014
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Modern Gabled House in Portland

In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.
August 4, 2014
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