Collection by Diana Budds

The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love

The locations may be far flung—from rural Missouri to Eglisau, Switzerland—the residents might be architects, families, or weekend warriors, but the constant is prefabrication in our roundup of seven of the best prefab homes featured in Dwell.

The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.
The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.
Claesson Koivisto Rune's Plus House took 40 days to build: 20 in the factory and 20 onsite. CKR's mode of prefabrication is about not building modules but panels: Girders, walls and trusses are assembled before delivery. Finding a vacant lot in Stockholm isn't easy; though not so central, this plot has fresh air and estuary views.
Claesson Koivisto Rune's Plus House took 40 days to build: 20 in the factory and 20 onsite. CKR's mode of prefabrication is about not building modules but panels: Girders, walls and trusses are assembled before delivery. Finding a vacant lot in Stockholm isn't easy; though not so central, this plot has fresh air and estuary views.
In the foreground are Float beanbag chairs and poufs from Paola Lenti. Mamagreen sofas nestle near the house on the sun-dappled deck. A 9.5-foot-tall shade cloth curtain seals off the entire length of the house when the couple is away, keeping the heat out of the interior and preventing accidental bird suicides against the floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
In the foreground are Float beanbag chairs and poufs from Paola Lenti. Mamagreen sofas nestle near the house on the sun-dappled deck. A 9.5-foot-tall shade cloth curtain seals off the entire length of the house when the couple is away, keeping the heat out of the interior and preventing accidental bird suicides against the floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
Meili and Anais lounge on a Transform sofa by Moroso.
Meili and Anais lounge on a Transform sofa by Moroso.
The curving, bulbous walls of the bath and shower reveal an unexpected secondary role as a screen for film projections, giving the house a sci-fi glow.
The curving, bulbous walls of the bath and shower reveal an unexpected secondary role as a screen for film projections, giving the house a sci-fi glow.
The "stage" allows for optimal light and viewing conditions.
The "stage" allows for optimal light and viewing conditions.
The open kitchen and dining area of Romero and Bradford’s LV Home is flooded with natural light. Dining table and chairs by IKEA. Antique jukebox by Wurlitzer.
The open kitchen and dining area of Romero and Bradford’s LV Home is flooded with natural light. Dining table and chairs by IKEA. Antique jukebox by Wurlitzer.