Prefab Housing

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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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Finding a Prefab Home That Works With Your Lifestyle

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Finding a Prefab Home That Works With Your Lifestyle

In the last three articles of our Green Guide to Prefab series we discussed the history of prefab design, the evolution of mobile homes into modular prefabricated homes, and how to best choose a site for

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Garrison Architects’ Koby Cottage is a Beautiful Prefabricated Woodland Retreat

Garrison Architects’ Koby Cottage is a Beautiful Prefabricated Woodland Retreat

The Koby Cottage was designed by Garrison Architects for a boarding school for troubled teens in order to allow families to visit with their children in a private, domestic setting surrounded by nature.

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Greenfab Is Washington’s First LEED Platinum Prefabricated Modular Home

Greenfab Is Washington’s First LEED Platinum Prefabricated Modular Home

Today, Greenfab was awarded LEED Platinum certification by the USGBC for achievement in green homebuilding and design. Greenfab's prefabricated, modular home is the first to be certified LEED Platinum in

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Blu Homes Unfolds a Glidehouse Prefab on Vashon Island in Washington

Blu Homes Unfolds a Glidehouse Prefab on Vashon Island in Washington

The buyers of this Glidehouse looked into other prefab options, even ones that were built closer to home in Boise, ID. But because of Blu Homes' folding technology, transportation costs from their factory

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PHOTOS: LivingHomes Debuts Affordable New C6 Prefab Home starting at $179,000

PHOTOS: LivingHomes Debuts Affordable New C6 Prefab Home starting at $179,000

LivingHome's new C6 prefabricated home is groundbreaking in a world of expensive modern, green prefabs. We've been covering modern green prefab on Inhabitat for years, and while there has always been a

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Lindal Launches New ‘Architects Collaborative’ Prefab Home Line Featuring Designs from Our Favorite Architects

Lindal Launches New ‘Architects Collaborative’ Prefab Home Line Featuring Designs from Our Favorite Architects

Marmol Radziner for Architects Collaborative The collaboration is reminiscent of the Case Study Program that took place in Los Angeles during the mid-20th century, which produced some of architecture's

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See Ideabox & Ikea’s Hip Modern Prefab at the Portland Home & Garden Show This Weekend

See Ideabox & Ikea’s Hip Modern Prefab at the Portland Home & Garden Show This Weekend

Aktiv is the latest design to come from Salem, Oregon-based Ideabox, who produces a wide range of compact and smart prefab homes. The one bedroom, one bath prefab is roughly 750 sq ft and places a strong

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency

In the last two installments of our Green Guide to Prefab series on Inhabitat we highlighted the history of prefab design and the evolution of mobile homes into modular prefabricated homes. Within the

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Modern Prefabricated LoftCube Pops Up at 19th Century Belgian Castle

Modern Prefabricated LoftCube Pops Up at 19th Century Belgian Castle

The LoftCube in Belgium offers tenants a few unforgettable moments of intimacy and isolation, taking advantage of the bucolic landscape and exceptional daylighting. All of the composite materials are

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Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will

Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will

Sprout Space is a prefabricated modular classroom designed by Allen Post, an architect in the Atlanta office of Perkins+Will, that offers a high-performance learning environment in a sustainably designed

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LAVA’s Green-Roofed Prefab is the Ultimate Classroom of the Future

LAVA’s Green-Roofed Prefab is the Ultimate Classroom of the Future

LAVA significantly reduces the classroom of the future's material load by prefabricating it and then assembling the program on site. This is easily achieved with lightweight materials as well as floor and

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Superb-A House is a Net-Zero Modular Prefabricated Home in Venice Beach

Superb-A House is a Net-Zero Modular Prefabricated Home in Venice Beach

mnm.MOD's building system relies on an advanced wall system made from recycled steel framing, incorporated insulation, and a mechanical chase to achieve high U and R values. Fabricated off-site, the walls

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Olson Kundig Architects’ Prefab Sol Duc Cabin Rests Lightly on Four Stilts

Olson Kundig Architects’ Prefab Sol Duc Cabin Rests Lightly on Four Stilts

The Sol Duc Cabin is the latest project to come from the office of Inhabitat favorite, Olson Kundig Architects. Located in the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, this small retreat is perfect for taking

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MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright

MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright meets modern day prefab in the stunning Mod.Fab home, developed by students at Taliesin West in collaboration with their Dean Victor Sidy and Inhabitat favorite Jennifer Siegal. The

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Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

The illustrious Cocoon_FS pavilion was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. Fifteen original base modules were designed and a total of 220 modules were

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Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and an Ikea Philosophy

Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and an Ikea Philosophy

Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares collaborated on Polikatoikea for the Origami Competition to design a new urban infill housing strategy for Porto, Portugal. Their plan is a modular concept that

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Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Robust Outdoor Brands builds their mini-houses with FSC-certified wood and use no glue or harmful chemicals in the process. They can be extended or equipped with an advanced solar ventilation system that

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Prefab Dutch ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ House Features a Low-Maintenance Charred Timber Facade

Prefab Dutch ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ House Features a Low-Maintenance Charred Timber Facade

BYTR Architects' Shou Sugi Ban addition was envisioned as a sculptural form that accents the traditional architecture of the main house. The volume and shape were determined by the interior functions, and

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Bamboo Orchard Subdivision is a Rainbow Colored Modular Housing Development in the Phillipines

Bamboo Orchard Subdivision is a Rainbow Colored Modular Housing Development in the Phillipines

Buensalido+Architects had the goal of creating a housing development that instilled a sense of pride in the owners through improved architectural design and construction quality. Each building features a

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In.It.Studios’ Prefab Garden House is a Modern Small Space Tucked Away In The Forest

In.It.Studios’ Prefab Garden House is a Modern Small Space Tucked Away In The Forest

The 400 sq ft Slough Garden House features timber construction and timber window and door frames that were all sourced from FSC or PEFC certified sources. Foam insulation boards with secondary

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Prefab Week’nder House in Wisconsin Can Survive 160 MPH Winds

Prefab Week’nder House in Wisconsin Can Survive 160 MPH Winds

FlatPak Studio offers a unique prefabricated system that basically allows you - the home owner - to design your home however you like. You choose the exterior, you decide how many bathrooms you want and

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Victoria’s Secret is Being Investigated by Homeland Security for Alleged Child Labor

Victoria’s Secret is Being Investigated by Homeland Security for Alleged Child Labor

The brand responsible for skimpy underthings and famous fashion shows is now under investigation by Homeland Security for using child labor.  This story is stranger than most, though, with Fairtrade

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