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Dwell December 2015, Vol. 15 Issue 01: The New Prefab
The Year's Best: 27 Locations, 119 Firms, Countless Ideas
How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults
Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.
Kelly Vencill Sanchez
How to Buy a Shipping Container
You've decided to join the shipping container revolution.
Learn How to Connect with Nature from This Off-the-Grid Prefab
A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington is one with the land.
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.
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.
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.
28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home
Fresh geometries inform a modular residence in Portland, Oregon.
Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab
A new prefab company represents the future of low-impact affordable housing.
Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.
Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population
New advancements in aging-in-place strategies provide a positive outlook for the long term.
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...
Students Dream Up Off-the-Grid Prefab Housing
Students present a prototype for ultra-green prefab housing.
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...
A 44-Square-Foot Prefab Trailer
A hybrid prefab trailer harnesses principles of mobility and modernist industrial design.
A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs
From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by...
Multi-Family Development Suggests Possibilities for Urban Senior Housing
Barbara Bestor's small lot subdivision housing development in Los Angeles may present an appealing solution for the...
The Best Moments of Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2014
America’s largest design event celebrates its most successful year yet.