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.

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 Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver
A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously...
10 Steel Prefabs That Are Both Modern and Practical
The advantages that come with building a steel prefab go far beyond just the aesthetic choices.
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...
Sourcing Guide for Modern Prefab Companies in Europe
119 prefab builders made Dwell's annual list; now, check out some of their European counterparts in our roundup of prefab homes...
22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On
To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous.
20 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect for Mountain Living
Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time.
Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
Eco-Friendly Prefabs and the Modern Mobile Home: Spotlight on Jennifer Siegal
Los Angeles-based designer Jennifer Siegal proudly embraces prefabricated design—and is on a mission to remove negative...
Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
The Prefab Issue
The allure of prefab is really about control.
Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.
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...
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...
8 Inspirational Island Prefabs
The idea of island living is as aspirational as it gets.
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes
If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes and sunny beaches, then Hawaii is the perfect destination for you.
An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island
A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular.
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...
Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery
In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as...

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