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.

20 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect for Mountain Living
Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time.
Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand
Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte...
Eye on Design: Charlotte Perriand
A limited-edition chaise longue and a photography exhibit signal a renewed interest in the French designer and Le Corbusier...
Designer Spotlight: Charlotte Perriand
While working on the July/August issue (hitting newsstands July 3rd), which highlights women in design, I kept coming back to...
Salone 2012: Dror for Tumi
Back again in Milan this year is the ever-present Dror Benshetrit,who wowed us in years past with his Peacock Chair for Capellini...
Salone 2012 Preview: Discipline
New Italian brand Discipline will launch their inaugural line at the 2012 Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
Prefab Parlance
From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.
Amazing Cantilevered Home in the Mountains
Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.
Rose House Blooms in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains
In the proposed guesthouse, water joins concrete, weathering steel, and glass as another building material.
8 Inspirational Island Prefabs
The idea of island living is as aspirational as it gets.
Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands.
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...
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...
7 Hawaiian Prefabs and Kit Homes
If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes and sunny beaches, then Hawaii is the perfect destination for you.
10 Sunny Poolside Prefabs
With the official start of summer just a couple weeks away, the idea of relaxing poolside or jumping in for a quick dip is pretty...
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.
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
Mountain Song
A San Diego architect creates a bold, energy-efficient complement to the Western landscape.
This Isolated Prefab Is One with the Wild
A home in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how factory-built housing can be as site sensitive as traditional construction.
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.