Prefab homes have always been a part of the Dwell DNA. Here you will find prefab homes published in dwell magazine as well as great prefab home ideas. Prefabricated means either panelized, modular, or kit homes. Prefab architecture works for both remote sites and dense urban spaces. Modular homes are popular but can be the most expensive to customize. It is best to change as little as possible when buying prefab. Possible advantages of pre fab include lower cost, higher degree of precision, and less construction waste.

This Bright Green Prefab in Sweden Looks Just Like a Monopoly House
In Sweden, an architect finds an efficient building solution 260 miles from home.
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
A House That Looks as Natural as the Landscape
A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.
A Home with Eclectic Style Looks Just Right
A couple bring cohesion to an architectural mishmash in San Francisco.
This Mesmerizing New Prefab Looks Like a Cocoon
Two pods for living and sleeping meld with the outdoors through a patented, reversible window concept.
A Green, Lean, and Customizable Cardboard Prefab
Live, work, or vacation in an eco-friendly, mobile cardboard prefab.
Not Ready For a Prefab House? How About a Prefab Kitchen.
Kitchen systems are a lot like prefab housing: they're designed to be modular but they're endlessly customizable—not that that's...
Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House
On an 18th-century farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers handcraft a summerhouse that seamlessly melds the modern...
Raised in Just 10 Days, This Airtight Prefab Is a Lesson in Efficiency
This stunning forest retreat in England uses prefabricated panels to minimize site impact, shorten construction time, and protect...
A Rare Midcentury Prefab Looks Just Like it Did in 1958—Down to the Knoll and Paul McCobb Interiors
The new homeowners of the Frost House investigate the history of their modular home and its contributions to the prefab movement.
Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab
A new prefab company represents the future of low-impact affordable housing.
This Waterfront Hamptons Dream House Just Listed For $18.5M
A very special property in the Hamptons designed by award-winning Bates Masi + Architects hits the market.
Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
This Prefab Shipping Container Bar Can Pop Up Just About Anywhere
Canadian prefab builder Honomobo launches a portable shipping container bar that's basically a party in a box.
A Spanish House's Addition Looks Like an Ultra-Modern Helmet
The Spanish town of Torre de la Horadada in Alicante was once a fishing port along the Mediterranean coast, but since it’s become...
Actor Bryan Cranston's Green Beach House Renovation
The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.
An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden
It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...
Here’s What 50 Years of Prefab Innovation Looks Like
Founded in 1968 to build A-frame homes for resort communities, Deltec has evolved to specialize in bringing quality,...
This Passive House in Park City Just Hit the Market For $1.1M
This Park City Passive House offers both stunning design and stellar energy efficiency.
This Super Smart, Super Green Prefab May Be the Future of Suburban Living
The architecture firm superkül and home builder Great Gulf create a prefab with a self-regulating indoor climate.