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Dwell December/January 2014, Vol. 14 Issue 02: Prefab Now

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Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem
Architect Zvi Hecker explores geometric forms in three-dimensional structures, or “polyhedric architecture.” In…
Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney
Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by…
A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach
A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.
A Picturesque Desert Prefab
Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an…
A Sustainable Educational Center for the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America builds a sustainable tree house in West Virginia. In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America made…
A Compact Prefab Vacation Home
A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.
An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island
A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.
A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver
A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as…
A Look Inside Eleanor Pritchard's Textile Studio
Eleanor Pritchard’s textiles nod to British modernism and local craft. Thanks to a new upholstery line, she’s poised to…
Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype
Claesson Koivisto Rune introduces its second iteration of the prefab home, combining time-honored Scandinavian touches…
An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.
This Economical Modular Prefab Fits Right in With the Woods
An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon.
A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House
Constructed in 1961, Richard Meier’s first residential project is a nascent example of the modern prefab typology.
Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide
Bay Area–based architect Michelle Kaufmann is a prefab pioneer. She started in the industry in 2003, a year and a half…
Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as…
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