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  1. 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

  2. Most Popular Homes of 2014: Prefab
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    Most Popular Homes of 2014: Prefab

    To celebrate 2014, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com this year. Here, five of the most-viewed prefabs, from an in-law unit in California to cabins for California's...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.26.14

  3. Sourcing Guide for Modern Prefab Companies in Europe
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    Sourcing Guide for Modern Prefab Companies in Europe

    119 prefab builders made Dwell's annual list; now, check out some of their European counterparts in our roundup of prefab homes from Germany to Finland.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.12.14

  4. Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas
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    Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

    Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.12.14

  5. Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
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    Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

    Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    12.10.14

  6. 28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home
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    28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home

    Fresh geometries inform a modular residence in Portland, Oregon.

    written by: Laura Mauk
    photos by: Cedric Angeles
    12.09.14

  7. Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations
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    Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations

    On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Collin Hughes
    12.05.14

  8. Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
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    Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School

    A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  9. Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
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    Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House

    A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Tony Luong
    12.02.14

  10. Off-the-Grid Prefab Cabin Completely in Tune with Surroundings
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    Off-the-Grid Prefab Cabin Completely in Tune with Surroundings

    A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington provides not just a getaway, but lessons in learning to be one with the land.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: The Morrisons
    11.27.14

  11. Bespoke Treehouses Let You Live Above the Tree Line
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    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

  12. Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate
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    Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate

    In Seattle, the Aurora Greenfab 2100 Series by Hybrid Architects achieves energy efficiency in a modular, compact frame. With an open floor plan, automatic sliding doors, and a rooftop deck, the...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    11.21.14

  13. Savvy Prefab Pod Concept for South Africans
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    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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Affordable Prefab Prototype in Vietnam
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    Affordable Prefab Prototype in Vietnam

    A compact Vietnamese prefab housing prototype features local materials.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.16.14

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Modular Beach Home in Australia
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    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

  22. 10 Scenic Horizontal Homes
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    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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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