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  1. Best of #ModernMonday: Prefab's Potential
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    Best of #ModernMonday: Prefab's Potential

    Every Monday, @dwell and @designmilk invite fans and experts to weigh in on trending topics in design. Make It Right, Method Homes, and Archilovers joined #ModernMonday this week to share their...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.18.15

  2. 6 Plywood-Loving Prefabs
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    6 Plywood-Loving Prefabs

    Take a look at how plywood is incorporated into the designs of these six prefabs.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    05.11.15

  3. 5 Larger Than Life Prefabs
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    5 Larger Than Life Prefabs

    It's a common misconception that all prefabs are spartan. These expansive modular homes provide ample room for growing families and frequent entertaining.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.08.15

  4. Earth Day Inspiration: Prefab Pavilion Celebrates Nature in the Heart of Chicago
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    Earth Day Inspiration: Prefab Pavilion Celebrates Nature in the Heart of Chicago

    Completed in 2010, the Nature Boardwalk designed by Studio Gang Architects introduced a pavilion and boardwalk to a pond site at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. It also recast the area as a...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.22.15

  5. 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

  6. Plugged-In Prefab Collects Weather Data to Conserve Energy
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    Plugged-In Prefab Collects Weather Data to Conserve Energy

    Easy-to-assemble wooden modules and home automation systems make this Serra d'Espadà residence as sustainable as it is smart.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    04.14.15

  7. 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

  8. This Prefab Ski School in the Alps Took 10 Days to Assemble
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    This Prefab Ski School in the Alps Took 10 Days to Assemble

    Made of recyclable and other eco-friendly materials, LEAPfactory’s modular ski school has an incredibly light environmental touch.

    written by: David Rudin
    04.11.15

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. New College Try: Fresh Design from Students
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    New College Try: Fresh Design from Students

    Model-making is all well and good, but there's no substitute for hands-on experience. These five architecture programs empowered students to design and build functional structures in their...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.19.15

  15. 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

  16. An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated
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    An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated

    Cocoon9’s prefab cabin makes the most of its petite imprint.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.09.15

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes
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    8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes

    With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers. We’ve rounded up eight innovative companies whose products range from disaster relief...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    03.01.15

  20. 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

  21. Prefab Spotlight: Turkel Design
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    Prefab Spotlight: Turkel Design

    Turkel Design is a leading manufacturer of prefab homes. The firm has partnered with Dwell to develop the Axiom series, a modern prefab model that's designed to be functional, attractive, and...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.18.15

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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