June 16, 2014
Not all prefabs are made of sheet metal and shipping containers; these sylvan sanctuaries offer a more humanistic approach to assembly-line architecture.
Modern breezeway in East Hampton, New York

Resolution: 4 Architecture, which specializes in customizable prefabs, trucked seven modules out to East Hampton, New York to create a durable, cedar-sided country home for a family of six. Photo by João Canziani.

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The residents worked with architecture firm Resolution: 4 Architecture on the specs for their prefab cabin, and then commissioned Simplex to assemble it on their factory floor and drive it out to their remote Virginia location.

Also designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture, this prefab cabin in the woods makes a cozy retreat in rural West Virginia. Photo by Chris Mueller.

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Modern carport in New Jersey

A prefab, lakeside cabin in New Jersey offers an outdoorsy retreat only an hour from New York City. Photo by Mark Mahaney.

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On the wide deck, the family enjoys some peace and quiet.

While clapboard-clad kit houses abound in Sweden, architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune seeks to improve the aesthetic by interpreting old-fashioned archetypes in new, modern prefabs. Photo by Åke E:son Lindman.

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Prefab house in British Columbia

Prefabrication was a logical solution to the topographic hurdles posed by an island getaway off Canada’s western coast. Designed by Turkel Design, the house features a rustic facade that blends in seamlessly with the Arcadian surroundings. Photo by Patrick Barta.

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R.House in Isle of Skye, Scotland designed by Rural Design

A timber-frame and wooden-clad prefab built on Scotland’s Isle of Skye demonstrates an economical and local approach to building in far-flung locations. Photo by Marcus McAdam.

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Outdoor slatted walkway with 3form sliding wall panel

A prefabricated addition blends in seamlessly with the wood-paneled Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California. Photo by Caren Alpert.

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Modern breezeway in East Hampton, New York

Resolution: 4 Architecture, which specializes in customizable prefabs, trucked seven modules out to East Hampton, New York to create a durable, cedar-sided country home for a family of six. Photo by João Canziani.

Photo by João Canziani.

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