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2013

Prefab Comes Home

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December/January 2013,
Vol. 13
Issue 02.
Modern wooden doghouse by MVRDV

In the Doghouse

A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable blueprint at a time.
Gambier Island House in Canada designed by Turkel Design

Into the Woods

The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s western coast.
Jared Levy of Connect:Homes

Q&A with Connect:Homes Co-Founder Jared Levy

Jared Levy of Connect:Homes wants to streamline the construction process down to the very seams, while making it affordable for all.
Modern wooden prefab home in Scotland

Locally-Sourced Prefab Prototype in Scotland

A new prefab prototype on a Scottish island demonstrates a smart—and superlocal—approach to building in far-flung locations.
Balthazar Korab Architect of Photography Book

Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

A new biography highlights the rich, black-and-white photography of Balthazar Korab, whose sharp imagery helped give a face to modernist architecture in mid-century America.
Modern prefab house with white facade in Sierra Nevada mountains

Middle Ground

Adding less than $100,000 of improvements to an off-the-shelf prefab model resulted in a clean-cut structure at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada.
Modern prefab lakeside home in New Jersey

A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey

A New Zealand expat and her son use their prefabricated lakeside New Jersey retreat as an outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.
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An Eichler-Inspired Modular Home in California

With a sleek prototype in Emeryville, California, under its belt, Simpatico Homes sets out to redefine prefab's cost—and footprint.
Designer Jens Risom in front of his vacation home on Block Island

Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat

Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.
Baltimore Habitat for Humanity Prefab

Prefab for Humanity

In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.
Habitat '67 building in Montreal, Canada designed by Moshe Safdie

A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67

A flat renovated by a pair of fashion insiders breathes new life into architect Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 building.
Construction of Habitat '67 building

A Look Back at Habitat '67 with Moshe Safdie

The architect looks back at Habitat ’67 and shares his thoughts on the future of prefabrication.
The Gimon family sitting outside their 1950s Esherick home

A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation.
Modern courtyard with glazed walls and stacked concrete forms

An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.
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A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics

From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.
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