333 Exterior Prefab Building Type Design Photos And Ideas

Entry court
Approach via long gravel driveway; Great Peconic Bay seen beyond
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin has a communal space with a custom Baltic Birch bookshelf, and a bench by the window where the owners can look out to the surrounding wilderness, and fern meadow.
Architect Joseph Tanney says the house was designed as a safe haven for Wexler and Zimmerman’s children.
Casita 850 by Ma Modular.
Honka’s Kippari log homes come with large windows that are perfect for framing beautiful natural sceneries.
A Honka model called Kommodori was used for this seaside home,
The prefab cabin at night.
Local materials were used for onsite works such as cut timber trunks for the rear wall and locally sourced stone for the platforms.
The bothy was designed as low-impact architecture, meant to enhance the experience of spending time in nature.
The bothy was designed as low-impact architecture, meant to enhance the experience of spending time in nature.
The Bothy can be installed on site in just a number of hours.
The Bothy’s clean outline conceals a drainage system and 10cm of wood-fiber insulation.
The Bothy has a fully insulated envelope and is double glazed.
With an internal space of 132 square feet and a 18' x 9.8' footprint, the Artist Bothy is constructed from cross-laminated timber panels clad in Corten corrugated metal and Scottish larch.
The Bothy Project's original design located in the Cairngorms National Park.
The interior of the glass cube is a flat, flex space for an office, yoga, or creative interpretation.
The glass cube at the front of the home brings in natural daylight throughout the entire unit.
The Independent Kasita is a model designed for individual placement and can be considered as an accessory dwelling unit.
The Media Lab is located in the middle of Bard College campus.
The Media Lab has been painted black to recede into the woods.
Installation started at 11 a.m. and the second floor was stacked by 3 p.m. later that same day.
The only site prep required was pouring the concrete foundation walls.
The main room opens to the quad through a large pivoting garage door.
In a small community with a common garden, FabCab built this prefab home incorporates high-quality materials like Douglas fir to keep the home from feeling clinical, despite its construction in a factory. The architects incorporated universal design features like flooring that wheelchairs can roll over easily and grab bars, making the homes appropriate for aging clients.
Consisting of three prefabricated units in West Seattle on a 5,000 square-foot lot, the units range from 1,250-1,400 square feet, each with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The generous glazing of the living rooms are set back from the exterior cedar rainscreen, and the rest of the facade is sheathed in metal panels. The ground floor was built onsite, but the upper two floors were prefabricated offsite in a factory.
Designed as a complex of eight housing units for a tight urban infill site, the MOD urban apartments were the first modular apartment building constructed in Seattle. When completed in 2013, the project achieved LEED Gold certification; its interior layouts eliminated the need for an elevator or internal hallways, and was outfitted with Energy Star appliances, low VOC paint and finishes, and radiant heating.
Inspired by the traditional shingle-clad homes in the neighborhood, this prefab home in Seattle was based off a base design by Method Homes and then customized by Grouparchitect to accommodate the client’s needs and a unique site. Doors were widened, a rear porch was enclosed for an additional bedroom, and specialized storage including an enlarged laundry room, a generous pantry, and built-in cubbies for each member of the family were added.
As Washington State’s first LEED Platinum Modular Home, Lane Street was completed by Greenfab with a focus on energy reduction through a combination of eco-friendly exterior materials and energy-conscious heating and cooling equipment, including a hybrid heat pump water heater and energy recovery ventilation. The home, at 1,870 square feet, consists of three bedrooms and was completed for an all-in cost of $405,000 in 2010.
Seattle-based Stillwater Dwellings designed this one-story prefab home just north of Seattle in Edmunds, Washington for a client who wanted to “age in place.” With this in mind, Stillwater provided wide hallways and an open concept living space, with the company’s signature glass wall for year-round daylight and views of the outdoors. A deep overhanging roof shades the interior, along with other features like clerestory windows, natural materials, and high ceilings reflecting Stillwater’s commitment to sustainable design and the environment.
Designed by architect Tanja Rytkönen, Vista is a compact log home with a high pitched roof, and fully glazed façade.
Located on a rocky seaside plot in Inkoo, Finland, this family home designed by architect Katja Jämsä was built with 204-millimeter wide Honka Fusion non-settling laminated timber, and includes large glass windows and doors.
Architects Jaakko and Elizaveta Parkkonen designed and built Savukvartsi as their own city home, which they share with their parents and children.
Designed by architects and experienced sailor Kari Leppänen, Honka’s Saari villa was built with 134-milimeter thick square logs treated with a dark finish, and has three-meter wide eaves that provide shade, and wind protection for the outdoor patio.
Winner of the 2011 Log House of the Year Award, the 1,206-square-meter Lokki, which was designed by as architect Kari Lappalainen, and furnished by interior designer Hanni Koroma, has an inverted pitch roof that’s inspired by seagull wings.
This wilderness sauna cabin in the west coast of Finland was built with 112-millimeter thick squrae logs, and has a 1,028-square-foot outdoor terrace.
This house has a sauna and four bedrooms, including a master bedroom on the second level that looks down onto the lake.
The exterior of Kide, a sauna cabin in the west coast of Finland.
The starting price for a fully built 685-square-foot, two-bedroom Cubicco model in the Miami area is just over $115,000.
Functioning as a vacation rental for tourists, entrepreneur Rick Clegg combined old shipping containers to create a four-bedroom home with an eco twist near Palm Beach, Florida. Because of the container's inherent durability, they meet Florida's stringent construction standards, and the compactness of the home, the low carbon footprint because of the use of the recycled, prefabricated containers, and the home's proximity to the Loxahatchee River, make it ideal for ecotourists.
The Tulip model by Steelhomes is a manufactured 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom residence with just over 1000 square feet of living space. Based in Miami, Steelhomes maintains a steel frame factory in Opa Locka and works throughout South Florida.
The geodesic domes look like igloos in the snowy Alpine landscape.
Whitepod lets you live a unique experience in a preserved nature at the heart of the Swiss Alps.
Upon check-in, guests receive their very own backpack with a map, headlamp, and walking sticks to ensure a full Alpine experience. The pods are located an easy 15-minute hike from reception—so, packing your hiking boots is essential. 

In addition to hiking, Whitepod also offers dog sledding, paragliding, and and private ski slopes for Whitepod guests only. After skiing, guests can enjoy Whitepod's sauna, indulge in spa services, or dine at their in-house restaurant called Les Cerniers, which serves a selection of seasonal traditional mountain dishes.
The color of the pods is adapted to each season: white in winter, green in summer.
Paved walkways connect each unit to the public spaces.
The steel-framed platforms are largely open to the elements.

Zoom out for a look at the modern exterior. From your dream house, to cozy cabins, to loft-like apartments, to repurposed shipping containers, these stellar projects promise something for everyone. Explore a variety of building types with metal roofs, wood siding, gables, and everything in between.

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