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December 17, 2013
We showcase a timeline of nine prefab architecture projects from the 20th century. To see how contemporary designers are using the building technique, pick up a copy of our annual prefab issue on newsstands.
packaged house prefab

Walter Gropius and Konrad Wachsmann, Packaged House, 1942.

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buckminster fuller dymaxion house

Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion House, 1945–1946.

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Jean Prouve, Maison Tropicale, 1950s.

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Carl Koch, Techbuilt House, 1953.

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iconic modern lambert house

Richard Meier, Lambert House, 1961.

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Richard Meier & Partners Architects.
Originally appeared in A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House
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Construction of Habitat '67 building

Moishe Safdie, Habitat '67, 1967.

Originally appeared in A Look Back at Habitat '67 with Moshe Safdie
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Matti Suuronen, Futuro House, 1968.

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Kisho Kurokawa, Nakagin Capsule Tower, 1972.

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zvi hecker geometric forms in three dimensional structures

Zvi Hecker, Ramot Polin Housing, 1974.

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Zvi Hecker
Originally appeared in Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem
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packaged house prefab

Walter Gropius and Konrad Wachsmann, Packaged House, 1942.

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