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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Reimagined Mobile Dwellings
    A Great Idea

    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

  4. 9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes
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    9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes

    Prefabrication can be used to solve anything from budget concerns to building obstacles. Packed with a range of sustainable features, these prefab homes tackle environmental issues, too.

    08.07.14

  5. 7 Modular Beach Homes
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    7 Modular Beach Homes

    Thanks to prefab technology, it’s now possible to bring an entire home with you on your seaside vacation. These modular structures were delivered straight to the shore to provide easy ocean access.

    07.29.14

  6. 7 Idyllic Island Prefabs
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    7 Idyllic Island Prefabs

    Constructing a home on a hard-to-reach island may seem expensive and difficult, but building in prefabricated parts can help make that secluded paradise a reality.

    07.15.14

  7. Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation
    In The Modern World

    Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation

    The Make it Right foundation taps architects to put a prefab spin on homes for the Fort Peck reservation in Montana.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.14.14

  8. 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

  9. 8 Futuristic Prefab Homes
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    8 Futuristic Prefab Homes

    If prefabrication is the future of architecture, then these cutting-edge prefab homes offer an exciting glimpse into what might lie ahead.

    07.07.14

  10. 9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts
    Houses We Love

    9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts

    When tricky terrain poses construction problems, hoisting a prefabricated home up on stilts offers a practical, eco-friendly solution.

    06.23.14

  11. 7 Inviting Wooden Prefab Homes
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    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

  12. 10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
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    10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    They’re not just for global shipping anymore: These creative adaptations think inside the box.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.10.14

  13. A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires
    Food

    A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires

    Nicknamed the Green Lantern, this portable bar in Buenos Aires saves the day (and the night).

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.04.14

  14. 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

  15. Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California
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    Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California

    Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, 
an octogenarian modernist lives 
independently on a peaceful, 
verdant site in Northern California.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    06.03.14

  16. 5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs
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    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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
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    Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW

    Inspired by a coffee cup, the EXO portable housing prototype can make a difference for those in need.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.10.14

  20. 4 Pristine Prefabs from Marmol Radziner
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    4 Pristine Prefabs from Marmol Radziner

    Los Angeles-based Marmol Radziner understands the benefits of prefab construction. Here, we take a look at four noteworthy projects from the Dwell archives that were flawlessly executed by the...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.05.14

  21. 11 Amazing Prefabs
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    11 Amazing Prefabs

    Prefab houses are getting leaner, more efficient, and, in some cases, bigger. Here, we explore highlights from our December/January prefab issue, juxtaposed with our favorites from the past.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.06.14

  22. A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House
    Rewind

    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

  23. An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon
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    An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon

    An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.30.13

  24. An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
    In The Modern World

    An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

    A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.29.13

  25. A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver
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    A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver

    A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design.

    written by: Adele Weder
    photos by: Kamil Bialous
    12.28.13

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