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With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their...
9 Modern Prefabs in the Desert
The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.
A Picturesque Desert Prefab
Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...
John Lautner's Desert Rose
Two Los Angeles designers resuscitate a down-at-the-heel John Lautner building—and give architecture fans a chance to spend the...
Operation Desert Shed
Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a...
Small “Hybrid Prefab” Home in the Desert
The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.
A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow
This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.
A Slovenian architect’s “wooden tent” design pushes the conversation on nature-respecting modern mountain architecture and...
This Minimalist, Solar-Powered Home Is a True Desert Oasis
Designed to amplify connections with the desert, a low-lying courtyard house nestles into the landscape.
The Parabolic Glass House in Northern California Is One Architect’s Utopia in the Redwoods
In the ’60s, using only materials found on their 400-acre plot of forest in Mendocino County, Charles Bello and his wife built a...
A Desert Prefab Hits the Jackpot in Sin City
An art-filled retreat fits right into the landscape.
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 House Doesn't Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
At the base of Echo Mountain in Phoenix, a geometric home by Wendell Burnette opens up to the surrounding desert landscape.
A Stale Desert Midcentury Gets a Punched-Up Personality
In Rancho Mirage, California, a tired 1960s house is completely transformed with new features and materials that blend midcentury...
Escape to a John Lautner Micro-Resort in the Californian Desert
Stay in a midcentury modern hotel built and inspired by the iconic style of American architect John Lautner.
Drop Your Bags in This Designer Desert Cabin for $299K
Turnkey ready, the revamped house near Joshua Tree comes with 2.5 acres of complete solitude.
Take in Panoramic Desert Views in This Off-Grid Cabin
An entrepreneur-turned-DIY builder expands his eco-friendly Yucca Valley property with this translucent desert structure.
An Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Blooms in the Palm Springs Desert
While Joel Turkel has built prefab homes all over North America and beyond, he hasn’t had the chance to live in one of his own...
A Sculptural Holiday Home is Shaped by the Peruvian Desert
Designed with locally sourced stone and red-tinted cement, this coastal retreat effortlessly blends into its surrounding...
A Sustainable, Modern Home Frames a Prickly Desert Landscape
Conceived as an extension of the Arizona landscape, this eco-friendly, modern house approaches near net-zero energy consumption.