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.

Compact, Light-Filled Prefab
Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.
An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City
An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.
The Soothing Sounds of Nature Fill Up This Island Prefab
A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.
An Unused Garage Is Transformed Into a Light-Filled Backyard Studio
An inspiring renovation gives new life to a San Francisco family's old, unused garage.
10 Light-Filled Homes With Interesting Skylights
By installing skylights—large windows and apertures in your roof—you can naturally warm up your home, brighten and open up your...
This Light-Filled Cabin in the Netherlands Is Completely Made by Hand
Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.
Escape to a Light-Filled, Beach-Meets-Forest Retreat in Portugal
Sitting across from a deserted beach on a private plot surrounded by a pine forest is a large modernist vacation home that's...
This Light-Filled, Metallic Home Embraces Its Wooded Site
A compact home’s rhythmic facade and daylight-drenched interiors create a connection to nature.
5 Light-Filled Spaces That Use Glass Blocks Creatively
Glass blocks—the old-school square blocks of translucent glass found in many buildings constructed from the 1940s through the...
A Brisbane Architect Designs a Light-Filled Addition For Her Brother
With the addition of a striking, two-story "living hub," architect Rebecca Caldwell of Maytree Studios adds the finishing touch...
A Compact Prefab Vacation Home
A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.
This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music
In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.
A Clever Sunken Roof Fills a London Terrace House with Light
A London renovation resolves a family’s yearning for open air and greenery.
A Light-Filled Pad in Long Island
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas
A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as design, and houses are built to make...
Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
This American Life’s Ira Glass Lists His Light-Filled Chelsea Apartment For $1.75M
The popular radio show host and producer is parting with this loft-like, one-bedroom unit in Manhattan.
Light-Filled Family Home Renovation in Copenhagen
In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home.
Compact Wooden Home in Japan
A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.
7 Coolest California Prefabs
With its main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes can cost less to build, offer a higher...

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