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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.




America House 08, by architect William Massie, has a rectilinear profile that flirts with normality—only to defy expectations with every last detail.

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.



In a quest to create some private space in a soaring loft, two San Franciscans turned to shipping containers as a design solution.