95 Exterior Flat Roofline Prefab Building Type Design Photos And Ideas

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.
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.
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 steel-framed platforms are largely open to the elements.
The the warm wood siding is juxtaposed against the industrial grey steel frame of the structure.
All the modules were designed to be able to fit on the platform of a freight truck.
The terrace serves as the dining area for the home.
The terrace attaches to the main structure via a covered walkway.
Gorgeous exterior of the Connect 8 Prefab home.
The numerous sliding windows also provide the option of passive cooling and an open-air kitchen, living area, and dining area.
The floating suites are scattered throughout the site.
After sunset the effect is reversed, and a radiating internal glow emerges from between the wooden slats.
Night views.
An exterior view.
The wood screens translate the elegant vertical movement of the reeds into a repetitive geometric pattern.
A view of the surrounding wraparound deck and wooden privacy screens.
The architecture almost evokes primitive constructions in the midst of the lake's reeds.
A wooden gangplank leads from shore to suite.
Based in Portland, Oregon, MODSpdx is a West Coast builder with a holistic approach to customized and site-specific modular multi-family and commercial buildings. Buildings are constructed in their Portland factory, with a focus on proper ventilation and thermodynamics for the finished product through tight factory controls and an analysis of repeatable processes. Because the company works with a range of general contractors, architects, construction companies, and residential developers, their finished homes vary in aesthetics from traditional to contemporary.
A narrow and long 8 by 40 feet empty steel shipping container in an artists’ community in San Antonio, Texas serves a playhouse, garden retreat, and guesthouse for visiting creatives.
The curving, bulbous walls of the bath and shower reveal an unexpected secondary role as a screen for film projections, giving the house a sci-fi glow.
The Space Cubes at Caravancicle Camp
When planning regulations limited what could be built in an English forest, PAD Studio devised a prefab structure that can be moved by crane. “The whole building is based around a steel frame, which provides us with the stability to be able to top-lift it easily,” explains designer Ricky Evans.
Project Name: Dietert Ranch
Project Name: The Beach Box
Project Name: Cordell House
Project Name: Quik House
This modern prefab shipping container home in  Germany was designed by Cologne-based studio LHVH Architekten.
Based in Sacramento, CA, TAYNR specializes in prefab homes built from shipping containers.
Architect Chris Pardo designed the Element 1 model for prefab builder Method Homes, cladding it in Cor-Ten steel and cedar. Pardo’s design “is the definition of simple, elegant, straightforward building,” resident Karen Kiest says.
When Abbie and Bill Burton hired Marmol Radziner to design their prefab weekend home, their two requests were “simple-simple, replaceable materials,” says Abbie—such as concrete floors (poured offsite in Marmol Radziner's factory) and metal panel siding—and “the ability to be indoors or outdoors with ease.” Deep overhangs provide shade and protection from rain, so the Burtons can leave their doors open year-round and hang out on their 70-foot-long deck even in inclement weather. They visit the house once a month, usually for a week at a time, with Vinnie and Stella, their rescue Bernese Mountain dogs. Their two adult children occasionally join them. The couple hopes to one day retire here.
Project Name: Santa Monica Prefab
Project Name: Vertical House

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Project Name: Orinda Connect 8 & Connect 2

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Project Name: Kenyon Residence

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Project Name: Portable Prefab Outside Boxes

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Project Name: Blair Barn House

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Project Name: Orchard

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Project Name: Paradigm Series

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Project Name: P.A.T.H. Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes

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Project Name: Sweet Repose

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Project Name: Montebar Villa
Project Name: HO4+
Project Name: Laurentian Ski Chalet

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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