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2012

Prefab Perfected

December/January 2012 cover of Dwell
December/January 2012,
Vol. 12
Issue 02.
Modern simple prefab kitchen

Looking Inward

For Paul and Shoko Shozi, a pair of retiring Angelenos, the goal was to shut out the neighborhood but bring in the sunny skies.
Prefab beach house retreat in Montauk, New York

Green Sustainable Home in Montauk

Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a sustainable second home together.
Monarch Bay Homes rendering by Carlos Diniz

Return to Render

Carlos Diniz’s astounding hand-done renderings, illustrations, and screen-prints helped to push more than just a handful of buildings—they sold the very idea of modernism itself.
Orange shipping container indoor room

Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco

Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.
Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house

A Simple Plan

A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.
Modern prefab summer home in Madeline Island, Wisconsin

Superior Logic

Prefab construction simplified the building process of this northern Wisconsin summer home, where all materials required ferrying across Lake Superior.
QuaDror designed by Dror Benshetrit

Top Dror

Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.
Modern prefab glass shed in Finland

Shedded Bliss

A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.
Modern wooden prefab home in Müsko Island, Sweden

An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s Müsko Island.
Clover fast-food joint in Harvard Square

Sert du Soleil

The revamp of Clover—a new fast-food joint in Harvard Square—complements the original interior and hidden skylight of the Josep Lluís Sert–designed building from 1966.
Design taste makers in London

Men About Town

Whilst in London, we met three talents who are making their marks on the local design scene. Soon you’ll be uttering their names along side Morrison, Dixon, and Adjaye.
Jean-François Dingjian and Eloi Chafaï of Normal Studio

Modern French Design: Normal Studio

With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.
specialty shop in amsterdam

The Wood Life

Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.
Rook Lamp by Blu Dot

8 Bright Modern Table Lamps

Searching high and low for your ideal table lamp? Brighter days are ahead.
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