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 Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York
For a vintage design dealer seeking a respite from the city, architect William Massie conceptualized a mostly prefab home around...
Make the Dwell Prefab Your New Home For $90K
Equipped with a professional-grade kitchen by Monogram, this prefab would make the ideal office, club house, or guest home.
This Mesmerizing New Prefab Looks Like a Cocoon
Two pods for living and sleeping meld with the outdoors through a patented, reversible window concept.
Lakeside Home in Washington
After rescuing an aging structure, a mid-century home’s views are reborn.
Richard Meier Model Museum Opens in New Jersey
Richard Meier puts 400 of his handmade architectural models on public display in a converted industrial space in Jersey City.
A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario
A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.
Lakeside House in Texas
Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...
An Experimental New Hotel Includes a Steel Prefab and a Copenhagen Loft
Danish brand Vipp allows guests to book design-forward rooms in the form of a lakeside prefab, an urban loft, and a converted...
Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
The Lakeside Getaway That Entertains All Ages
A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision...
The Prefab Issue
The allure of prefab is really about control.
Prefab, Proven
In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000.
The Prefab Decade
Founding Dwell editor-in-chief Karrie Jacobs visited MoMA's Home Delivery exhibition and finds that prefab might not change our...
Brand-New Secondhand
Fifteen minutes from downtown Seattle, architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo transformed the neighborhood dump—a lot that had...
This New Old House
Danish design impresario Jens Martin Skibsted works with architect Jürgen Mayer H to update a Norwegian-style, 19th-century home...
7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California
You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.
This Mesmerizing Glass House Is Also a Photographer's Lakeside Studio
Set at the edge of Stoney Lake in Ontario, Canada, is a photographer's home, studio, and boat house.
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...
A New Beginning
We are not afraid of change.
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...

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