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The Prefab Issue
Real Homes for Real People
Take Me Home
A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale: just…
We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse.
Built for a young family of Spartan-minded clients, architect Felix Oesch's spare, concrete prefab outside of Zurich is a marvel of clean living.
Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings
From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of day-to-day life.
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.
Sum of Its Parts
Taking cues from traditional Swedish rooflines but rejecting the precedent of subpar prefab, Claesson Koivisto Rune bring light and style to their "site-generic" design.
Marmol Radziner Prefab
Amid the industrial expanse of Vernon, California, Marmol Radziner Prefab’s factory-built homes are pieced together in a process akin to the assembly lines made famous by Henry Ford.
An Introduction to Prefab
The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been around for at least a few hundred years.
In order to fairly evaluate the pros and cons of today’s prefab design, we broke it down according to various criteria. Here are just a few examples of the benefits prefab has to offer.
Taking Care of Business
A look back through the history of prefab reveals a few failures that proved to be great opportunities for learning and improvement.
A Great Idea
The Big Easy
Most prefab manufacturing facilities house loads of heavy machinery, but not every design must be constructed on the factory line.
Everything you wanted to know about prefab but were afraid to ask! We've tapped the brain behind popular web resource FabPreFab to explain the birds and bees of manufactured housing.
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Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab
The future of prefab is an increasingly nonarchitectural problem.
The Prefab Decade
Founding Dwell editor-in-chief Karrie Jacobs visited MoMA's Home Delivery exhibition and finds that prefab might not change our homes, but it could change our architects.
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