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  1. 10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
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    10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    If you caught our recent round up of shipping container homes, you know there's no shortage of innovative adaptations to the boxy cargo pieces. We can't get enough of them, either, and here we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.30.12

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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. 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

  9. 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

  10. 5 Prefab Desert Homes
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    5 Prefab Desert Homes

    As previously seen in Best Modern Desert Houses, Dwell invites you to take a peak at these scorching additions.

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.03.13

  11. 5 Prefab Houses in Far-Flung Locations
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    5 Prefab Houses in Far-Flung Locations

    We've corralled a collection of prefab homes located on precarious hillsides, atop mountains, in remote deserts, and next to pristine lakes to show the building method's versatility. Plus: a sneak...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.13

  12. 5 Striking Dining Spaces
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    5 Striking Dining Spaces

    As previously looked at in Dwell's two-part series, Dining Rooms We Love, Dwell invites you to take another look at five simply stunning dining rooms.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.05.13

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms
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    7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

    The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.16.13

  18. 7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest
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    7 Modern Spaces in the Pacific Northwest

    A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest and is on vibrant display in these spaces, featured in the pages of Dwell and on Dwell.com. Here, we venture beyond the region's major...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.13.13

  19. 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

  20. 7 Prefab Prototypes
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    7 Prefab Prototypes

    These first forays into prefab structures helped catapult some of the leading firms specializing in the construction methodology.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.06.13

  21. 7 Prefabs Across California
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    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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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