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November 5, 2013
Prefab has proven to be a popular architectural trend across the world. The Southern regional United States is no exception. From Texas to Tennessee, here are just a few prefab houses from architects down South.

Suzanne Shelton focuses on sustainable living with her eco-friendly house on Norris Lake in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee. Architect Brandon Pace designed the prefabricated cedar panels that snap into the steel structure.

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Shelton's architect, Brandon Pace,designed and fabricated cedar panels backed with insect screens that snapped to the pavilion's steel structure, allowing assembly to be completed on site in just three days. <a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/not-so-s

Building Shelton's prefab house took 3 days to complete. However, installing the solar-power and rainwater-harvesting structures took a bit longer.

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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.

Chris Brown and his wife, Sarah Johnson, decided to go prefab when building a weekend getaway cabin close to their home in the Washington, DC area. Photo by Chris Mueller.

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"The whole idea here is to be remote but comfortable, to have a compact unit with a spaciousness that matches the surroundings," says Chris Brown on designing the prefab house with Resolution 4: Architecture. Photo by Chris Mueller.

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Further West, architect Arthur Andersson along with his partner Chris Wise, designed this prefab boathouse in Austin, Texas. Photo by Paul Bardagjy.

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The Dwell Home, designed by Resolution 4: Architecture, was built in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Photo by Roger Davies.

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Wieler and Tung enjoy two of the home’s several decks.The home is clad in red cedar siding and features a multitude of view-enhancing windows by Loewen. The decking is composite wood by Trex.

The Dwell Home opening attracted nearly 2,500 visitors on July 10, 2004. Photo by Roger Davies.

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Suzanne Shelton focuses on sustainable living with her eco-friendly house on Norris Lake in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee. Architect Brandon Pace designed the prefabricated cedar panels that snap into the steel structure.

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