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  1. A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
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    A Modern Concrete Home in Peru

    Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    04.19.13

  2. An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island
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    An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island

    A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    12.23.13

  3. A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House
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    A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House

    Constructed in 1961, Richard Meier’s first residential project is a nascent example of the modern prefab typology.

    written by: Maggie Nolin
    12.31.13

  4. A Compact Prefab Vacation Home
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    A Compact Prefab Vacation Home

    A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    11.18.13

  5. Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands
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    Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

    When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.14.14

  6. Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat
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    Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat

    Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.08.14

  7. Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
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    Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks

    Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.15.14

  8. Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé
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    Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé

    The pioneering designer’s metal homes set a model for future construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.16.14

  9. Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
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    Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

    A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.28.14

  10. Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home
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    Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home

    An attractive shipping container house shows the benefits of prefab living.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.13.14

  11. A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing
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    A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing

    How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    05.13.14

  12. Reimagined Mobile Dwellings
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    Reimagined Mobile Dwellings

    Ever thought about packing your home on truck trailer? Four architects reimagined the mobile dwelling for an exhibition at Omaha's Kaneko museum. The results, all prefab and all totally...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.13.14

  13. Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
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    Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

    The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  14. Your Road Trip's New Best Friend: 44-Square-Foot Prefab Trailer
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    Your Road Trip's New Best Friend: 44-Square-Foot Prefab Trailer

    A hybrid prefab trailer harnesses principles of mobility and modernist industrial design.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.15

  15. It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC
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    It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC

    Winning the race to build the tallest prefab building in New York City, Gluck+ assembles 28 affordable housing units in less than a month.

    12.26.14

  16. Most Memorable Quotes from Our Prefab Issue
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    Most Memorable Quotes from Our Prefab Issue

    Our prefab issue is chock-full of inspiring modular houses, from a family compound in Texas to a tall residential tower in New York City. We've gathered some of the most memorable moments here. And...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.06.15

  17. A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs
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    A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs

    From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by America's most famous architect.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    01.07.15

  18. The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House
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    The World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab House

    Australian firm Archiblox has designed the world's first carbon-positive prefab. We take a tour of the space, which is currently on view in Melbourne's City Square.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.10.15

  19. Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins
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    Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins

    Cabins are modest by nature, a design quality that makes them conducive to prefabrication. Here are eight prefabs that tread lightly on the great outdoors.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.04.14

  20. Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab
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    Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab

    A new prefab company represents the future of low-impact affordable housing.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.10.14

  21. 8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs
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    8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs

    From the world's first carbon-positive prefab to hurricane-proof homes, there have been some exciting breakthroughs in modular housing recently. This primer ought to catch you up on the latest.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.17.15

  22. Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses
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    Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses

    The prefab Active House B10 prototype in Stuttgart can be built in a day, but its implications will be felt for years.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.16.15

  23. 5 Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good
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    5 Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good

    From a mindful cabin in the Ozarks to an isolated retreat in the eastern Washington desert, these five homes show that great design can exist totally off-the-grid.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    04.01.15

  24. 6 Teensy Tiny Dwellings
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    6 Teensy Tiny Dwellings

    By "tiny," we don't mean cramped cottages or starter apartments. We mean houses the size of parking spots. These six dwellings are on the cutting-edge of the micro-housing movement.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.03.15

  25. What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm?
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    What Will It Take for Factory-Built Prefab Housing To Become the Norm?

    Leaders in modular construction and prefab need to scale up to get more people thinking inside the box.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.17.15

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