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  1. 5 Creatively Stacked Modular Buildings
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    5 Creatively Stacked Modular Buildings

    These structures, built using prefab methods, create surprisingly inviting homes out of simple, stacked geometric forms.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.13.15

  2. 7 Tiny Prefabs
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    7 Tiny Prefabs

    Whether petite vacation homes or outbuildings, these compact quarters show what prefab construction can achieve on a small scale.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.29.15

  3. Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet
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    Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet

    Sigurd Larsen created the illusion of space with high ceilings and tall windows.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    03.28.15

  4. This Green-Minded Prefab Treads Lightly on the Earth
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    This Green-Minded Prefab Treads Lightly on the Earth

    A smartly built modular home helps a couple save on energy bills.

    written by: Charlotte Safavi
    photos by: Jaime Kowal
    03.23.15

  5. High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat
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    High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat

    A prefab structure in the woods supports a client's yoga practice.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    03.20.15

  6. Floating Prefab House Brings Smart Design to the Seattle Waterfront
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    Floating Prefab House Brings Smart Design to the Seattle Waterfront

    A prefabricated floating home drops anchor in the Pacific Northwest.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Steve Keating
    03.08.15

  7. Who Knew a Relaxed Tropical Retreat Could Be Made of Shipping Containers
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    Who Knew a Relaxed Tropical Retreat Could Be Made of Shipping Containers

    This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream home.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.23.15

  8. 6 Green Desert Prefabs
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    6 Green Desert Prefabs

    We've got desert modernism on our minds this week, so we're taking a closer look at our favorite energy-efficient prefabs that fend off solar gain in high style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.16.15

  9. Prefab Gets a Makeover With Danish Industrial Design
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    Prefab Gets a Makeover With Danish Industrial Design

    The designing minds behind Danish company Vipp go modular with a new prefab shelter.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.30.15

  10. Petite Prefab with Stunning Views of the Texas Landscape
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    Petite Prefab with Stunning Views of the Texas Landscape

    This 600-square-foot retreat, designed for an Austin couple, is located deep within a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas. The couple had seen Alchemy Architects’ other projects and were attracted to...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    01.24.15

  11. House of the Week: Tiny Prefab Home Can Withstand Hurricanes and Earthquakes
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    House of the Week: Tiny Prefab Home Can Withstand Hurricanes and Earthquakes

    Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.20.15

  12. 8 New Prefab Homes from Dwell's December/January Issue
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    8 New Prefab Homes from Dwell's December/January Issue

    Each year, Dwell's annual prefab issue is a bestseller—and with constantly improving prefab processes and materials, we chronicling more innovative modular designers than ever before. Here is a...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.16.15

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  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. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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