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 Chicago Renovation Taps Into its Attic to Almost Double its Square Footage
Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.
Now That's How You Double Your Square Footage
In the suburbs of Paris, an architect with an eco-friendly practice doesn’t let tradition stand in the way of innovation.
A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of...
This 60-Square-Foot Structure Divides and Conquers in a Manhattan Renovation
In a New York loft, a multifunctional cube provides a space-saving fix that’s anything but square.
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
This 390-Square-Foot Renovation Is Compact Yet Comfortable in Greenwich Village
An architect revamps a pint-sized Manhattan apartment for a couple on the go.
Wood Paneling Loses its Dated Reputation with This Renovation of a 1959 Portland Gem
On a whim, a growing family uproots to Oregon where they find—and remake—the home of their...
Renovation: 800 Square Feet
While in the process of helping his father find a suitable home closer to his family, Sacramento designer Curtis Popp realized he...
A Renovation Elevates This Humble Ranch Among its Iconic Midcentury Neighbors
An architect immersed in the history of California modernism restored a nondescript Los Angeles ranch house bordering a...
A Hudson Valley Home's Renovation Is Guided by its Best Midcentury Feature
High on the east bank of New York's Hudson River, a special midcentury home receives a stunning renovation inspired by the...
In Just 48 Hours, a Chicago Live/Work Space Is Built from the Ground Up Using Concrete Panels
An industrious Chicago couple set up shop in a historic manufacturing district almost overnight using prefab concrete panels.
8 Modern Paneled Rooms
In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood.
Double the Pleasure
These twin sun-drenched San Diego abodes prove that two decks are better than one.
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.
Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
Parsing Paris
Critics call Paris a "living museum." If so, designer Erwan Bouroullec curates a must-see list from a compelling collection.
Hip to be Square
Nestled in the lakeside community of Bow Mar sits a house that seemed beyond repair.
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 Technicolor Basketball Court in Paris
Sandwiched in-between a pair of brick apartment buildings in Paris lies a technicolor basketball court.
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.

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