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Prefab Today

Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper
April 2010,
Vol. 10
Issue 04.

Fertile Grounds

Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll.

Plan of Steel

The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.

Kid Tested, Mothers Approved

A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces.

Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots

Today’s planters are smarter than ever. They breathe, they drain, and some even light up.

Village People

Amidst the pedestrian-friendly maze of leafy streets in New York City’s West Village, LOT-EK, a firm whose designs focus on the creative reuse of industrial materials, inserted a gut-renovated…

A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach

For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks. But with some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house stands tall against the threat of rising tides.

Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake

Business as usual for ReForm School founders Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado means far more than simply managing their popular Silver Lake, California, shop.
Modern kitchen ideas using legos as the medium

Lego Island

Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes. When it comes to Danish design domination, the unrivaled champ is undoubtedly the almighty plastic brick—Lego.

Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban

Istanbul modern? In a word, it’s Autoban. With their east-meets-west twist on mid-century classics, this young duo has jump-started their hometown’s design scene.

An Introduction to Manufacturing

If the design world feels like an endless  parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all.

Definitive Collections

We all know not to judge a book by its cover, or people by the company they keep.
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