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  1. Sydney's Surprising Opera House
    Travel Reports

    Sydney's Surprising Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is more amazing—and surprising—in person than any photo could convey. Earlier this month, I headed to the Southern Hemisphere for a vacation in Sydney and Cairns,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.14.11

  2. Top Dror
    House Tours

    Top Dror

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

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.29.11

  3. A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia
    Houses We Love

    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.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Lisa Cohen
    12.24.13

  4. Students Dream Up Off-the-Grid Prefab Housing
    Green

    Students Dream Up Off-the-Grid Prefab Housing

    Students present a prototype for ultra-green prefab housing.

    01.01.15

  5. Jean Prouvé: Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Jean Prouvé: Architecture

    Long before prefab gained renewed popularity a decade ago, mass production was considered avant-garde thinking. A new exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris titled Jean Prouvé:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.10

  6. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3

    This blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios." Built in a California factory in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.12

  7. Building the Pentimento House
    Renovation

    Building the Pentimento House

    David Barragan and Jose Maria Saez call their Pentimento House "an architecture to be naked to connect with its surroundings." Built using a new, Lego-like modular prefab system the two architects...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.16.12

  8. A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
    Houses We Love

    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.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    12.30.12

  9. A Look at Waterfront Homes
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    A Look at Waterfront Homes

    Whether it is floating on a river in Ontario or a short walk to the beach in California, these five homes embrace the life aquatic.

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.04.13

  10. Dwell on Design: Prefab Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design: Prefab Preview

    A perennial subject at Dwell on Design, prefab housing takes the show floor by storm this year. As usual we've got on-site prefab homes—we're very excited to welcome Living Homes's C6 model,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.19.13

  11. 5 Prefab Houses in Far-Flung Locations
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    5 Prefab Houses in Far-Flung Locations

    We've corralled a collection of prefab homes located on precarious hillsides, atop mountains, in remote deserts, and next to pristine lakes to show the building method's versatility. Plus: a sneak...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.13

  12. Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland
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    Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland

    From weekend abodes to the “homes of tomorrow,” these five great residences truly capture the prefab element at it’s finest.

    written by: Izzie Panasci
    07.17.13

  13. 7 Prefab Prototypes
    House Tours

    7 Prefab Prototypes

    These first forays into prefab structures helped catapult some of the leading firms specializing in the construction methodology.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.06.13

  14. A Picturesque Desert Prefab
    House Tours

    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.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Jill Paider
    11.18.13

  15. 7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest

    A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest and is on vibrant display in these spaces, featured in the pages of Dwell and on Dwell.com. Here, we venture beyond the region's major...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.13.13

  16. A Prefab Home on Washington's Puget Sound
    My House

    A Prefab Home on Washington's Puget Sound

    To build a home on a remote plot of land in Washington State, former Angelenos Amy Staupe and Christopher Roy commissioned Method Homes to construct a highly personalized prefab structure. "We had...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.17.14

  17. 5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs

    While we fancy prefab as an option for building economically, out-of-the-way, and off-the-grid, a modular building system can work just as well in a city. Here, a handful of smart urban prefab homes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.27.14

  18. Prefab at Dwell on Design Los Angeles
    Dwell on Design

    Prefab at Dwell on Design Los Angeles

    At an expanded 23,000 square feet, Dwell Outdoor promises to be a hub for all things green and prefab during Dwell on Design, taking place June 20-22, 2014, in Los Angeles. A variety of the latest...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.03.14

  19. 7 Inviting Wooden Prefab Homes
    Houses We Love

    7 Inviting Wooden Prefab Homes

    Not all prefabs are made of sheet metal and shipping containers; these sylvan sanctuaries offer a more humanistic approach to assembly-line architecture.

    06.16.14

  20. 7 Prefabs Across California
    Houses We Love

    7 Prefabs Across California

    The innovative state has no shortage of architectural experiments; these 7 prefab homes are pushing the design envelope.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.09.14

  21. 10 Scenic Horizontal Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Scenic Horizontal Homes

    In an increasingly urbanized society, vertical building has become the MO, but if you have the space, consider building outwards instead. These low-slung structures are easy on the knees and on the...

    08.28.14

  22. Modular Beach Home in Australia
    House Tours

    Modular Beach Home in Australia

    For this four-module prefab house off the Australian coastline, local firm Archiblox’s aim was “to create an inspiring double height living area with full glazing along the northern façade that...

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    08.28.14

  23. Affordable Prefab Prototype in Vietnam
    Houses We Love

    Affordable Prefab Prototype in Vietnam

    A compact Vietnamese prefab housing prototype features local materials.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.16.14

  24. Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans
    Houses We Love

    Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans

    The attractive POD INDAWO concept offers South Africans a starter home.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.20.14

  25. Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line
    Houses We Love

    Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line

    The brainchild of a former British climate scientist, Bower House Construction takes a sophisticated, nature-first approach to custom treehouses. While there's a childlike appeal to living among...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.21.14

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