Prefab Housing

Sky City: Chinese Company BSB to Build the World’s Tallest Building… In Just 90 Days?!

Sky City: Chinese Company BSB to Build the World’s Tallest Building… In Just 90 Days?!

Even since the current world's tallest builing - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - was completed, there has been a constant battle to build the world's next tallest building. The current record holder stands

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All-in-One Ecopak House Incorporates its Own Shipping Container Into its Structure

All-in-One Ecopak House Incorporates its Own Shipping Container Into its Structure

Seattle Architect Matthew Coates, President of Coates Design Architects, has teamed up with Aircraft Structural Engineer James Green of Building Container LLC, to create a container home like no other -

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Coodo’s Stylish Modular Units Can be Combined to Create the Prefab Home of Your Dreams

Coodo’s Stylish Modular Units Can be Combined to Create the Prefab Home of Your Dreams

The Coodo system of modular units includes a multifunctional pavilion, a pergola, a summer kitchen, mobile living units and residential buildings. Whether you need office space, a studio, a yoga pavilion,

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High-Tech Off-Grid Mirai Nihon Home Coexists With Nature in Japan

High-Tech Off-Grid Mirai Nihon Home Coexists With Nature in Japan

In order to make Mirai Nihon a reality, TBWAHAKUHODO developed a platform to identify new technologies and innovations that had not yet been commercialized. Next, the firm partnered with Nissan, maker of

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EZ Log’s Housing Kits Can be Assembled Like Lego Blocks

EZ Log’s Housing Kits Can be Assembled Like Lego Blocks

Build a new home, office space, or mini-escape using one of EZ Log's awesome kits featuring wood blocks that can be stacked up like LEGOs! The kits come in over 200 designs and employ a tongue-and-groove

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Spherical Prefab G-PODs are High-Tech Loungers for Modern Nomads

Spherical Prefab G-PODs are High-Tech Loungers for Modern Nomads

G-PODS are sleek prefabricated structures that can be placed just about anywhere, including rooftops and gardens. They are rain-resistant and the interiors are covered in the same materials used in

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QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing

QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing

After the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, FEMA provided temporary trailers to displaced people in Louisiana and Mississippi, which turned out to be not only inadequate but also a

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STICKS: Miniature Tipi-Shaped Kindergartens for Urban Parks in Paris

STICKS: Miniature Tipi-Shaped Kindergartens for Urban Parks in Paris

Each Stick "nursery," as Djuric Tardio calls them, will feature the latest in sustainable bioclimatic technologies to ensure that they are energy efficient and infused with natural light. The lower level

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LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!

LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!

Santa Monica-based LivingHomes has launched the C6.2, an affordable prefab house that is certified LEED Platinum. Previously, LivingHomes had introduced the C6, an affordable three-bedroom home, but the

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Pb Elemental’s Beachaus I is a Smart LEED Platinum Prefab in British Columbia

Pb Elemental’s Beachaus I is a Smart LEED Platinum Prefab in British Columbia

Beachaus I is a 2,085 sq ft home that includes a large separate office/studio space and bright shared spaces. The project was developed by InHaus Development, whose mission statement is to “Live smart,

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Mandala Round Prefab is BC’s First Energy Star Qualified Home

Mandala Round Prefab is BC’s First Energy Star Qualified Home

Mandala Homes has been building homes since 2000 with the the goal of giving their clients unique places of inspiration built from sustainable materials and energy efficient by design. Their latest home

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Modern Connect:Homes are the Latest in Affordable, Green Prefab Design

Modern Connect:Homes are the Latest in Affordable, Green Prefab Design

Levy and Stott spent 6 years working in prefab design and building with Marmol Radziner, and realized that there were a lot of problems in the industry. So they set out to fix those problems by starting

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The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers

The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers

Predicting food shortages in the 21st century, Zurich-based UrbanFarmers AG and Conceptual Devices have teamed up to produce plans for the Globe (Hedron), a geodesic greenhouse that rests

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Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

When the architects at Haworth Tompkins surveyed the site in Snape, Suffolk, the only thing standing was a ruinous brick foundation. The minimum necessary brickwork repairs were carried out before

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Harpoon House is a Smartly-Designed Compact Prefab Home in Portland

Harpoon House is a Smartly-Designed Compact Prefab Home in Portland

When Matt and Katherine decided they wanted a home of their own they found a small lot in a southeast Portland neighborhood. They had been living in a small house and didn't want to increase their square

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Prefab Mirror Mongayt Has a Pixelated Facade that Reflects Nature in Moscow

Prefab Mirror Mongayt Has a Pixelated Facade that Reflects Nature in Moscow

Mirror Mongayt was built in stages in order to save costs, starting with the lower 180 square meter floor and followed by two 90 square meter additions. The home's universal screw-pile foundation

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Modular Casa SIP is a Zero-Waste Home in Chile

Modular Casa SIP is a Zero-Waste Home in Chile

Casa SIP is a 139 sq meter home in Santo Domingo, Valparaiso, Chile, designed and built by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy. The home is primarily built from SIPs that were formed into 6 sq meter

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Blu Homes Updating Iconic Breezehouse to be This Year’s Sunset Idea House

Blu Homes Updating Iconic Breezehouse to be This Year’s Sunset Idea House

Prefab home builder Blu Homes is currently working on this year's Sunset Idea House, which will be open to the public this summer. The annual housing project by Sunset Magazine shows off the latest in

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Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

The spacious Moreava Cabins are perfect for a group of friends or small family, measuring two square foot each with a 0.5 square foot covered patio area. They were prefabricated on the continent,

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11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11x11 is clad in vertical laminated wooden slats that extend to the roof. The same material is used to frame the deep-set windows which bend over eaves and wrap around corners, funneling enough daylight

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Spain’s First Certified Passive House Cuts Energy Use by 90%

Spain’s First Certified Passive House Cuts Energy Use by 90%

Josep Bunyesc's home consists of a ground floor, first floor and a basement, where the architect has his office. The wooden shelter with solar panels on its facade is orientated to the south to capture

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Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

The school's 5 principles were that it should be easy to replicate, be socially equal, include ecological qualities and energy conservation, be low-cost and have a strong contextual and aesthetic

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{Live Between} is an Extreme Mobile Pod Hotel That Lets You Sleep Next to a Skyscraper

{Live Between} is an Extreme Mobile Pod Hotel That Lets You Sleep Next to a Skyscraper

{Live Between} is a mobile hotel that lets you have a completely new experience sleeping hundreds of feet above the ground in a suspended pod. The hotel travels from city to city bringing fresh energy and

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Kanga Room Systems Offers Tiny, Portable Eco-Friendly Kit Buildings

Kanga Room Systems Offers Tiny, Portable Eco-Friendly Kit Buildings

Kanga Room Systems is an Austin-based prefab builder who specializes in modern sheds and cabins. Whether you prefer a more contemporary shed-roof style or a country cottage, Kanga can build an auxiliary

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Floating Eco House by Monika Wierzba is Low-Impact, Adaptable Prefab Home

Floating Eco House by Monika Wierzba is Low-Impact, Adaptable Prefab Home

One of the most important features in a floating house is water management, so Wierzba has equipped the building with a rainwater recovery system and biological filter systems in order to be able to use

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Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Brad Kittel promotes a philosophy called Pure Salvage Living that takes advantage of materials already out there in existence, but not being used. Through his company Tiny Texas Houses, Kittel has been

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ZeroPlus Architects’ Sneeoosh Cabin Rests Lightly On the Forest Floor

ZeroPlus Architects’ Sneeoosh Cabin Rests Lightly On the Forest Floor

ZeroPlus Architects' main goal for Sneeoosh Cabin was for it to have minimal impact on the forest. They developed a set of guiding principles to ensure their goal, which included respecting the Douglas

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Ma Modular’s Blanco River House is a Modern Green Prefab Near Austin, TX

Ma Modular’s Blanco River House is a Modern Green Prefab Near Austin, TX

Ma Modular was started by the design/build firm KRDB, whose mission is to make modern design accessible and affordable. Their prefab modular homes start off at $140 per sf and each project is

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WATG’s Mosaic Prefab Modules Can Be Elegant Hotels or Easy Disaster Shelters

WATG’s Mosaic Prefab Modules Can Be Elegant Hotels or Easy Disaster Shelters

WATG’s Mosaic modules open up an array of possibilities for potential clients, letting them install the versatile unit virtually anywhere. Rather than a rectangular shape that trends in many pre-fab

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Solar-Powered Prefab Skyville Complex Commences Construction in Singapore

Solar-Powered Prefab Skyville Complex Commences Construction in Singapore

Prefab construction has become so widely used that it's now possible to precast a building as large as WOHA's 960-unit Skyville @ Dawson housing complex in Singapore! The massive solar-powered city

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