Collection by Diana Budds

Historical Prefab Projects


We showcase a timeline of nine prefab architecture projects from the 20th century. To see how contemporary designers are using the building technique, pick up a copy of our annual prefab issue on newsstands.

Walter Gropius and Konrad Wachsmann, Packaged House, 1942.
Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion House, 1945–1946.
Jean Prouve, Maison Tropicale, 1950s.
Carl Koch, Techbuilt House, 1953.
“Saul, being an artist, had a strong idea about what he liked and didn’t like.
Construction took place from 1964 to 1967.
Matti Suuronen, Futuro House, 1968.
Kisho Kurokawa, Nakagin Capsule Tower, 1972.
“I hope that the design will stimulate architects to break away from strictly cubic structures,” Hecker wrote...