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.

Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2
This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted...
Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3
This blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building...
Hot Tropic Part 1
Take a visual journey through a week of art, tropical inspiration, and color.
The Making of Screenplay: Part 1
Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest...
Housing in Crisis, Part 1
$1.4 million. This is the average sale price of an apartment in New York City in fall 2008.
Dwell Home Venice: Part 1
In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from...
A Zero-Energy Community: Part 1
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...
The First Wave
In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous...
Almost Every Part of this Prefab Beach House Was Brought to its Secluded Site by Hand
With a helicopter and a little elbow grease, a prefab escape arrives at a remote New Zealand beach.
An Old Amsterdam School Is Converted Into 10 Apartments
In Amsterdam’s Bellamy neighborhood, an old school is repurposed and transformed into modern, lofty apartments.
7 Prefabs Set in Nature
One of the benefits of prefabricated and modular buildings is that they leave minimal construction waste and can be built without...
A Weekend in Portland: Part II
Follow us as we fly through our second day in Portland, and finish out our whirlwind weekend with a bang.
A Mini-Home With Mega-Views
At just 430 square feet, an artist's retreat takes advantage of the surrounding scenery to define interior spaces without...
8 Stylish London Apartments
Many Londoners are known for having a well-honed sense of style, so it’s no surprise that Dwell has covered a number of...
A Weekend in Portland: Part I
This year was the first time we visited Portland for Dwell Home Tours—and the City of Roses truly blew us away.
Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
On the Waterfront: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
When you’re staying at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Bridge Park, it’s difficult to leave your room.
Young Guns 2017: New Designers Making Waves
In our annual roundup of exciting talents in the design industry, we present a roster of up-and-comers making waves on the global...
The Architect Next Door
In Halifax, Canada, this modern multi-use residence by Susan Fitzgerald Architecture fosters a sense of community through living,...
6 Best Dwell UK Apartments
Across the North Atlantic in the United Kingdom, you may spot subtle variations in style when it comes to the architecture and...

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