“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

How a Smart Interior Design Saved This House
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
Floating House, Lake Huron
On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.
OpenHome Debuts Cutting-Edge Prefab Houses Designed by World-Class Architects
KieranTimberlake, Lake|Flato, and Bensonwood are harnessing decades of homebuilding experience to offer “no compromise” prefab...
Transformative House Renovation in Seattle
A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.
A Jewel Box Floating Home on Seattle’s Lake Union Lists for $3.5M
Vandeventer + Carlander used an inverted floor plan to fit in multiple outdoor spaces and a bedroom overlooking the water’s edge.
6 Striking Prefab Homes in Seattle
From a floating home to LEED Platinum-certified dwellings, the Emerald City is a stronghold for eco-conscious prefab housing.
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...
Drift Off in a Prefab Cabin at This Floating Hotel in France
Ten prefabricated cabins make up this floating hotel that offers privacy and relaxation in a fishing reserve in Avignon, France.
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.
4 Prefab Companies Bringing Modular Homes to Indiana
These prefab home builders located throughout Indiana produce a wide range of residences.
10 Coastal Prefabs That Bring Modular Housing to the Beach
When an efficient prefab can become a coastal retreat with a spectacular view to boot—it makes a very compelling case for not...
Designed In-House
Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world...
Meet the Prefab Unit That's Smart, Mobile, and Sustainable
These self-sufficient, modular prefab housing units from Germany offer smart home technology and are designed to meet the Passive...
This Solar-Powered Prefab in Seattle Raises the Bar for Sustainability
A NODE prefab, Solar Studio in West Seattle produces 100 percent of its own energy—and rental income for its eco-conscious owner.
6 Eco-Minded Prefab Companies in Seattle
As an environmental leader, Seattle is a hotspot for sustainable prefab home companies.
An Off-Grid Floating Home Brings the All-Black Aesthetic to the Canals of Amsterdam
Built as part of an energy-independent community of floating homes, the design by i29 architects is a striking departure from its...
14 Floating Homes That Make a Strong Case For Waterfront Living
Seafaring or stationary, floating homes and houseboats are a cool alternative to landlocked living.
Bosch Brings Refined European Design to the Kitchen
Steeped in the principles of Bauhaus, Bosch kitchen appliances prize functionality without sacrificing beauty.
Rana Creek: The Design Firm Bringing Architecture to Life
In a nursery off the coast of Monterey, California, Rana Creek raises millions of plants each year.