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Prefabs, Containers

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Shipping Container Home (Brisbane, Australia) Architect and designer Todd Miller didn’t just use a shipping container…
Floor-to-ceiling windows front each unit, with sections of container wall folded out and fixed in place as part of the…
The apartments face a landscaped common courtyard. The site is an irregular trapezoid, a fact the zig-zagging sidewalks…
Throughout the house, Robertson, Nichols, and Walker emphasized the beauty of the natural finishes and colors of the…
The 400-square-foot deck between the main house and guest quarters catches a cool breeze—a big bonus during Houston’s…
An Introduction to Prefab
The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been…
Plugged-In Prefab Collects Weather Data to Conserve Energy
Easy-to-assemble wooden modules and home automation systems make this Serra d'Espadà residence as sustainable as it is…
In addition to charred wood siding—shown here in the cherry stain—Sett Studio can also add decking and landscaping.
Since Copenhagen is generally cold, the house was painted black to trap warmth. The result was that in its first year,…
An imaginary axis divides the floor plan down the middle, with the open plan living room and kitchen to the south and…
Components for low-cost prefab homes designed by Habitat for Humanity and the firm Minarc for South Central Los Angeles…
Lushna's dwellings are available in Europe and the U.S., though for customers in the latter, prices can vary based on…
Helsinki architect Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth collaborated on a prefab shed-meets-sleeping-cabin, which can…
The Tind’s windows are few, but oversized, and allocated to the most important walls. The firm explains that every…
Heating for the unit is provided by a Spartherm fireplace, with electric heating integrated into the magnesite floor.…
The exposed wooden stairwell creates a warm contrast with the concrete and metal used elsewhere.
Moseley notes the home’s distinctive staircase as one of her favorite features. “When the steel was ordered from the…
Trejos positioned the containers about 60 centimeters above the ground floor, which gives the main gallery and…
@xoshannontaylor: "Shipping container house, I'm in #LOVE! It's everything I could ever want #dod2014"
This modular home prototype by Meka is a shipping container clad in cedar.
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