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Prefab Now

December/January 2014,
Vol. 14
Issue 02
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Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem

Architect Zvi Hecker explores geometric forms in three-dimensional structures, or “polyhedric architecture.”

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Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney

Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by interacting directly with clients.

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A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach

A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.

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A Picturesque Desert Prefab

Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical arrangement of solids and voids.

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A Sustainable Educational Center for the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America builds a sustainable tree house in West Virginia.

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A Compact Prefab Vacation Home

A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.

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A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia

Putting her architectural training to work, a resident of Merricks, Australia, helps design a modular beachside getaway for her family.

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An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island

A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.

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A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver

A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design.

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A Look Inside Eleanor Pritchard's Textile Studio

Eleanor Pritchard’s textiles nod to British modernism and local craft. Thanks to a new upholstery line, she’s poised to become an industry name.

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Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype

Claesson Koivisto Rune introduces its second iteration of the prefab home, combining time-honored Scandinavian touches with the studio’s signature polished aesthetic.

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An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.

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An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon

An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon.

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A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House

Constructed in 1961, Richard Meier’s first residential project is a nascent example of the modern prefab typology.

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Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide

Bay Area–based architect Michelle Kaufmann is a prefab pioneer.

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Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban

The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module for prefabricated houses.

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