Collection by Kelsey Keith

Intelligent Urban Prefabs

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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.

For more on building smart when going prefab, check out Dwell's guides on the benefits of prefab, and what to ask your architect.

In the living area’s reading room, which looks across to the neighbor’s living area, Lang incorporated titanium...
The couple’s daughters, Fiona and Olivia, try out the central elevator, which is shared by all the owners and tenants...
Components for low-cost prefab homes designed by Habitat for Humanity and the firm Minarc for South Central Los Angeles...
“Your first impression is that the house is very closed,” says David Barragán of the building he designed with Jose...
None of the ten units is purely communal, but detached Unit C, Yasuo Moriyama’s...
The evening bath is a ritual in Japan, and public baths are still around, but this is a new twist.
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They restored small alcoves to rooms including the office (shown here) and living room and worked carefully with the...
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