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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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. 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

  7. A Prefab Home on Washington's Puget Sound
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    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

  8. The Suburbs Strike Back
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    The Suburbs Strike Back

    Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg are on a mission to rescue their compatriots from boring suburbs—and their deep-seated suspicion of architects.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.23.09

  9. Hz so Good
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    Hz so Good

    Architects Simon Beames and Simon Dickens are worried. They are worried about the impact that construction makes on the environment, though they are equally concerned about being thought of as...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    02.01.09

  10. Future Building
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    Future Building

    Resembling in form and function ancestors such as Jean Prouvé’s prefab Tropical House, Architect Fred Friedmeyer’s prefab structures harmonize, as much as possible, with Ethiopia...

    written by: Donovan Finn
    02.26.09

  11. Sweet Nothing
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    Sweet Nothing

    We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.08.09

  12. Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco
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    Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco

    What better place for Dwell to host our SXSW Eco party than a prefab pop up at the design complex of the woman who founded the Austin Modern Home Tour? Go behind the scenes in our story and...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    10.10.12

  13. Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
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    Green Sustainable Home in Montauk

    Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a sustainable second home together.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ty Cole
    12.14.11

  14. On Your Mark, Get Sett
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    On Your Mark, Get Sett

    Austin-based modern prefab designer Kimber Reed wants you to space out.

    08.15.12

  15. Tait Modern
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    Tait Modern

    When building a second home, most people don’t consider traveling farther than upstate. But the Taits built theirs 30 hours away on the coast of Tasmania.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    04.30.09

  16. Barely There
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    Barely There

    If not for the dawn appearance of the bear, which came loping toward Maem Slater-Enns and her then six-month-old daughter as they sat contemplating the water, the Enns family might still be...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Thomas Fricke
    02.01.09

  17. LEEDing the Way
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    LEEDing the Way

    One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of Craftsman bungalows and 1960s apartment buildings in the Ocean Park...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.01.09

  18. Upwardly Mobile Homes
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    Upwardly Mobile Homes

    When it comes to real estate, the trailer park gets a bad rap. But some designers think that this forsaken corner of the market is worthy of reevaluation—and even resuscitation.

    written by: Rick Polito
    05.13.09

  19. 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

  20. Take Me Home
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    Take Me Home

    A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...

    written by: Jeremy Berlin
    photos by: Chris Mueller
    01.08.09

  21. All Clad
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    All Clad

    For photographer Ed Reeve, building his own house had been a lifelong dream. When he met architect David Adjaye, and found the perfect plot of land in London’s De Beauvoir Town, Reeve knew his time...

    written by: Max Fraser
    photos by: Ed Reeve
    01.15.09

  22. Outback Staked House
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    Outback Staked House

    A few years ago, while working with the indigenous communities of remote Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory, architect Sue Harper became passionate about prefab.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    03.01.09

  23. Setting the Stage
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    Setting the Stage

    Blessed with an enviable site on the sylvan shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state, architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, wanted to create a...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Philip Newton
    01.16.09

  24. Building Blocks
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    Building Blocks

    On a double suburban lot in Tokyo, the Office of Ryue Nishizawa built a neighborhood-scaled, flexible-format minimalist steel prefab compound for Yasuo Moriyama—a very private individual with...

    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.17.09

  25. Desert Utopia
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    Desert Utopia

    With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their modern design sensibilities to a broader market.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    01.17.09

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