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.

A Southern Californian Prefab Is Paradise For the Whole Family
A pair of Icelandic prefab pioneers deliver an efficient family home in Culver City.
20 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect for Mountain Living
Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time.
Offered at $674K, This Hybrid Prefab Is in Tune With the Californian Desert
In the high desert landscape of Yucca Valley, California, the rectilinear Graham Residence cuts a striking figure against the...
This Northern California Prefab Gets a Dose of Universal Design
Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, an octogenarian modernist lives independently on a peaceful, verdant site in Northern California.
A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains
Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.
California Biennial
Fifty four artists and collectives are participating in this year's California Biennial which runs until March 15th at the...
Rose House Blooms in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains
In the proposed guesthouse, water joins concrete, weathering steel, and glass as another building material.
8 Inspirational Island Prefabs
The idea of island living is as aspirational as it gets.
Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands.
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...
Eichler Remodel in Burlingame, California
After commissioning Klopf Architecture to design an addition to their ranch-style property more than 10 years ago, a Burlingame,...
This Prefab Home with a Custom Monogram Kitchen Is Coming to a City Near You
The Monogram Modern Home is a prefab structure designed by Chris Pardo and manufactured by Method Homes.
Innovations in Prefab
We shine the spotlight on architect Whitney Sander, who will join us onstage at Dwell on Design Los Angeles in May to discuss...
10 Best Modern Homes in Venice Beach, California
As a buzzing seaside town known for its bohemian spirit, lively boardwalk, funky boutiques, and picturesque canals, Venice Beach...
A Minimalist Duplex in Venice, California
Architect Don Dimster celebrates the concept of communal family space with a pair of homes in Venice, California, for himself and...
A Hexagonal Midcentury Residence in Southern California Offered at $3.3M
Surrounded by eucalyptus and oak trees, this well-appointed Pasadena home by architect Roland Russell benefits from a central...
Palm Springs, California
In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at...