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Home Tour: A Petite Prefab With Stunning Views of the Texas Landscape
This 600-square-foot retreat, designed for an Austin couple, is located deep within a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas.
An Australian Beach Home with Stunning Ocean Views
Eco-friendly features like solar panels and rainwater catchments keep this retreat's environmental footprint small.
Glass House with Stunning Pacific Ocean Views
Seeking a respite from the city, a Portland couple create a beachfront getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast.
5 Stylish Prefab Homes in Austin, Texas
From a tiny smart dwelling to an off-grid boathouse, here are five Austin homes that showcase the power of prefab.
Smaller in Texas
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping...
Smaller in Texas
In a far-flung desert destination, designer Barbara Hill does it again.
A 1958 Midcentury With Stunning L.A. Views Lists For $2.2M
On the market for the first time in 10 years, this classic midcentury home was architect Ray Kappe's first commission.
This Prefab Home in New Zealand Makes the Most of Stunning Views While Sitting Lightly on the Land
A string of prefab pods helps a couple build an off-the-grid home on a remote, scenic site.
These 8 Homes in Texas Will Convert You Into a Prefab Fanatic
From shipping container homes to modular holiday retreats, these sleek prefabs prove the benefits of off-site construction.
Views Stretch to Mexico at This Hard-Edged Texas Home
Mining inspiration from the mountains of West Texas, two architects burrow a home into the terrain.
A Prefab Texas Boathouse Gets Delivered to Lake Austin
Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then...
A Glass Addition Unveils Treetop Views For This Texan Home
In Austin, Texas, a 1955 ranch house receives a major renovation, adding a new second level that cantilevers over its existing...
A Rammed-Earth Home in Texas Echoes the Landscape in Mesmerizing Fashion
The ombré hues of this earthen ranch house are taken directly from Texas Hill Country.
This Charred-Cypress Cabin Is Ideal for Drinking in a Stunning Ozarks View
Marlon Blackwell Architects’ U-shaped Tanglewood Cabin in Arkansas perfectly frames vistas through the treetops.
A New Prefab Hotel in Uruguay Seems to Melt Into the Landscape
Thanks to a sleek, mirrored facade, these prefab cabins at a new hotel and winery in Uruguay all but disappear into the mountains.
A Richly Furnished Home Frames Striking Landscape Views
In the Australian bush, a sculptor and an architect collaborate on a house built to withstand fire.
Here Are 7 Prefab Companies in Texas That Should Be on Your Radar
These prefab and modular home companies in Texas draw inspiration from vernacular style and the needs of their communities.
A Prefab Retreat in Iceland Is Positioned for Jaw-Dropping Views
The Scandinavian-inspired design by Manta North is tucked neatly between an extinct volcano and the Atlantic, where exceptional...
A Compact Prefab Cabin Draws In Spectacular Valley Views
This economical and eco-friendly 725-square-foot cabin is a cozy retreat in rural New Zealand.
A West Texas Couple Get a Rammed-Earth Addition That Syncs With the Landscape
Tucson-based Dust Architects returns to Texas to design a compact stand-alone for a home in the Chihuahuan Desert.
An Affordable Prefab Home Frames the Rugged Landscape in Rural Australia
A single day is all it took to install this modular home on a working farm near Orange, New South Wales.
Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views
Christian Tonko designs a delicate artist's studio that hugs the hilly landscape.
Prefab, Proven
In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000.
Prefab for Humanity
In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.
Koto’s Latest Prefab Cabin Is Stacked to Capture Views
The UK builder’s sleek two-story design places an emphasis on connecting to the surrounding landscape.
A Tiny, Prefab Cabin Soaks Up Riverside Views in Chile
This temporary accommodation for traveling professors tilts toward the water like the bow of a boat.
7 Stunning Scandinavian Hotels
What first comes to mind when you think of the Scandinavian lifestyle? If it includes simplicity, comfort, and a connection to...
A Prefab Home Soaks Up Dreamy Island Views in the Pacific Northwest
Perched on a rocky bluff, a three-module home in the San Juan islands emphasizes energy-efficient design and indoor/outdoor...
Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been repurposed."
An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas
Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.
Journey by Design: Marfa, Texas
Big names and installations in art and design make this small town in Texas a significant destination.
Journey by Design: Austin, Texas
Boasting the best in art, design, food, and music, the quirky state capital of Austin is a delightful destination.
Two Wood-Clad Prefab Holiday Homes Connect to the Landscape of Rural Uruguay
Designed to welcome the outdoors in, two modular and minimalist houses provide a blissful escape in the Uruguayan countryside.
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
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...
This Petite Vermont Farmhouse Is Chock-Full of Scandinavian Charm
Modern yet cozy, this two-story, eco-friendly retreat by Selin + Selin Architecture reinterprets multigenerational living.

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