Prefab Housing

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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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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