July 7, 2014
If prefabrication is the future of architecture, then these cutting-edge prefab homes offer an exciting glimpse into what might lie ahead.
The structure occupied an area of the Design Village within the space of Poltrona Frau, which is celebrating its 100th  anniversary this year.

First conceived in 1938 by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, this prefab mountain dwelling constructed by Cassina from the pair’s working drawings still looks futuristic today.

Originally appeared in Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab
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zvi hecker geometric forms in three dimensional structures

Israeli architect Zvi Hecker’s Ramot Polin housing project, built in Jerusalem during the 1970s, combines interlocking cubes and dodecahedrons to create a supernatural, hive-like living environment. Photo by Zvi Hecker.

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Originally appeared in Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem
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The inner dimple, not far from the front door, separates the entrance from the living space.

Eero Saarinen’s amoeboid tulip chairs perfectly compliment the amorphous interiors of architect William Massie’s personal prefab project. Photo by Henrik Knudsen.

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Originally appeared in Massie Produced
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Scott Stafne exterior night finished

An out-of-this-world steel-and-glass prefab in the Washington wilderness cantilevers over the edge of a rocky outcropping. Photo by John Clark.

Originally appeared in Space Race
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The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.

Constructed using corrugated and galvanized steel sheets and located amidst the boulder-strewn landscape of the Mojave Desert, David McAdam’s prefab prototype looks like it might have just landed on another planet. Photo by Misha Gravenor.

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Originally appeared in Plan of Steel
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After walking through the front door visitors enter directly into the enormous kitchen and living space. The interior is minimal, using predominantly timber and concrete. It also provides some spectacular views of the river.

Sleek, modern furniture by designers like Le Corbusier and Verner Panton set off the super-minimalist interiors of a concrete prefab outside of Zurich. Photo by Hertha Hurnaus.

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Originally appeared in Swiss Mix
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Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a retreat for visiting families on an idyllic lakeside expanse of land at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth in Albion, Michigan. To drastically reduce a

Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Jim Garrison Architects designed an ultramodern lakeside retreat in Albion, Michigan, with two steel-and-glass modules that jut out towards the water. 

Originally appeared in Modular Retreat
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Prefab zerohouse concept drawing

Scott Specht’s prefab concept, dubbed zeroHouse, offers a peek into the future of no-impact architecture. Illustration by Raymond Biesinger

Originally appeared in Sweet Nothing
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The structure occupied an area of the Design Village within the space of Poltrona Frau, which is celebrating its 100th  anniversary this year.

First conceived in 1938 by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, this prefab mountain dwelling constructed by Cassina from the pair’s working drawings still looks futuristic today.

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