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.

Building the House of Tomorrow
Is the age of designing homes for connectivity finally...
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...
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
10 Prefab Barn Companies That Bring DIY to Home Building
No longer restricted to the habitation of cows, sheep, tractors, or potatoes, a prefabricated barn can be a useful and versatile...
Prefab Made This Super Remote House in the Ontario Wilderness Possible
An isolated prefab in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how factory-built housing can be as site sensitive as traditional...
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.
7 Prefabs Set in Nature
One of the benefits of prefabricated and modular buildings is that they leave minimal construction waste and can be built without...
Building the Maxon House: Week 25
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs,...
Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
Building the Maxon House: Week 6
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...
Building the Maxon House: Week 5
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...
Building the Maxon House: Week 8
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...
Building the Maxon House: Week 15
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...
Building the Maxon House: Week 16
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...
Almost Every Part of this Prefab Beach House Was Brought to its Secluded Site by Hand
With a helicopter and a little elbow grease, a prefab escape arrives at a remote New Zealand beach.
Students Pass Their Class by Building a House in New Zealand
A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.
Building the Maxon House: Week 1
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...
Building the Maxon House: Week 20
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs,...
Building the Maxon House: Week 22
In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs,...

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