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.

Prefab Made This Super Remote House in the Ontario Wilderness Possible
An isolated prefab in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how factory-built housing can be as site sensitive as traditional...
Glass Walls Wrap a Prefab Boathouse on a Remote Ontario Lake
Building Arts Architects transported materials by barge to the rocky shore of Kawagama Lake, and erected the spectacular...
This Super Smart, Super Green Prefab May Be the Future of Suburban Living
The architecture firm superkül and home builder Great Gulf create a prefab with a self-regulating indoor climate.
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A Remote Prefab in Uruguay Is Completely Self-Sufficient
In a wild, remote setting in Uruguay, a stunning prefabricated retreat provides urban comfort with minimal impact on the...
A Hybrid Prefab in Ontario Drinks In its Lakeside Locale
A prefab core cuts down on construction time while site-built additions (like a screened porch) fine-tune the cottage for...
This Home in the Ontario Wilderness Is 12 Miles From the Nearest Powerline
An architect designing hospitals in Rwanda first brought sustainability to a lakeside dwelling in Ontario.
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...
This Exquisite Extension With a Zigzag Roof Was Made Possible by Neighborly Collaboration
In London, architect Julia Hamson transforms the dark, cramped kitchen of her Victorian terrace house into a flexible gathering...
A Timber-Clad Prefab Cabin Offers Respite in the Canadian Wilderness
A rotating fireplace, a glazed facade, and a cozy sauna complete this wonderful woodland retreat.
Two Prefab Prisms Form an A-Frame Retreat in the Chilean Wilderness
With an off-the-grid house on a remote mountain, architect Smiljan Radić rebuilds the past.
Prefab Pods Create a Super-Efficient Floating Apartment That Shape-Shifts at Sea
Michael K. Chen Architecture channels Le Corbusier vibes into a modular and multifunctional holiday home aboard the world’s...
Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
A Prefab Passive House Takes Root in the Catskills
Assembled in just two weeks, the idyllic retreat near Woodstock, New York, realizes a couple’s dream of rural living.
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
A Prefab House Near Paris Is Designed to Be Bright and Open
This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.
A Curved House in Ontario Bends 100 Degrees for Forest Views
Way out in the wilderness of Ontario, a curiously shaped house bends along a tricky ridge.
This London Prefab Made of 7 Modules Was Raised in Just One Day
Located on a site where two obsolete garages formerly stood is a 935-square-foot prefab home in London's borough of Richmond.
This Hotel in the Swiss Alps Is Made Up of 96 Prefab Modules
With 96 prefab modular rooms stacked on top of each other like building blocks, the Revier Mountain Lodge provides one...
This Wisconsin Lake House Is Sheathed in Tiles Made of Post-Industrial Waste
Architect Stephen Bruns uses a synthetic roofing product to clad the Woven House—named for a vestibule that connects two massive...