Prefab Housing

Super Low-Cost Mima Prefab Homes are Modeled After Minimalist Japanese Architecture

Super Low-Cost Mima Prefab Homes are Modeled After Minimalist Japanese Architecture

In addition to its glazed shell, the prefab Mima package comes complete with a handful of extra plywood panels that can be used to erect additional walls according to each person's taste. These walls can

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Haus W: Prefabricated Sunken Home Harvests Geothermal Energy in Hamburg

Haus W: Prefabricated Sunken Home Harvests Geothermal Energy in Hamburg

The clients wanted a home that was connected, so Kraus Schönberg Architects designed each room to flow into the next, while interior windows connect hallways, rooms, the atrium, and the downstairs

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Super Low-Impact Straw Bale Cafe Built From Local Materials in the UK

Super Low-Impact Straw Bale Cafe Built From Local Materials in the UK

Completed in 2010, the cafe was conceived as a learning aid in low-impact environmental design for the college. Modcell set up a Flying Factory in a nearby barn to prefabricate the building and minimize

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Tetra Shed: A Modern Modular Office for Your Garden!

Tetra Shed: A Modern Modular Office for Your Garden!

A stunning modern design by David Ajasa-Adekunle, the Tetra Shed is sweet solution for those looking for extra office space. Built to be set in the backyard or a garden, the design's modular construction

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Casa Cedeira: Spanish Prefab Home Sprouts a Lush Forest Motif on its Walls

Casa Cedeira: Spanish Prefab Home Sprouts a Lush Forest Motif on its Walls

Measuring 525 square feet, Casa Cedeira is located within the eucalyptus forests of Galicia in northwest Spain. It is built from galvanized steel, which gives the house a gorgeous red shine as it gets

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SMPLy Mod Prefab Prototype Home Lands in British Colombia

SMPLy Mod Prefab Prototype Home Lands in British Colombia

The prefab home builder designed, fabricated and installed the two story house in just 9 weeks this past fall. Located on a derelict subdivision lot, the home was built on a concrete pier foundation

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The Liina Transitional Modular Shelter Needs No Tools for Assembly

The Liina Transitional Modular Shelter Needs No Tools for Assembly

The building blocks for the Liina Shelter are prefabricated, wooden sandwich panels built from plywood and LVL (laminated veneer lumber) panels with wood-fiber insulation. The panels are lightweight and

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Nottoscale’s Rondolino Prefab is an Energy-Efficient Home in the High Desert of Nevada

Nottoscale’s Rondolino Prefab is an Energy-Efficient Home in the High Desert of Nevada

The Rondolino Residence is a vacation home for an Italian journalist and writer who fell in love with the desert. The design and construction process was done completely via email, and never once did the

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The Prefabricated Green-Roofed SAYAB Residential Complex Has an Infinite Lifecycle

The Prefabricated Green-Roofed SAYAB Residential Complex Has an Infinite Lifecycle

Luis Garrido's design was implemented by IC Prefabricados, and received, according to the designer, a Gold Medal in environmental responsibility from the Fundación América Sostenible. It's easy to see

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Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Easily transported and installed in almost any environment, the Sliding Hubs system was designed for flexibility in housing. Each square box is completely prefabricated and includes structural stability,

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Vagalume Modular Eco-Libraries Will Cultivate Literacy & Protect the Amazon River

Vagalume Modular Eco-Libraries Will Cultivate Literacy & Protect the Amazon River

The Vagalume Eco Library is based on a modular bookshelf that the nonprofit distributes already. Assembled from 4 precut pieces, the shelves can be flat packed and transported via boat. Upon arrival to

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Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

The new dormitories expanded the undergraduate accommodations by 30% back in 2009. The dorms are built around a shared commons and linked by a shaded arcade. Each building has its own dining facility -

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The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Strawbale Building

The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Strawbale Building

Make Architects was not only responsible for the design of the new science facility, but also the larger masterplan for the Sutton Bonington campus. The facade of the building is made up of repetitive

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Modern Bufalino Camper is a Miniature Home on Wheels

Modern Bufalino Camper is a Miniature Home on Wheels

This brilliant Bufalino Camper is a minature home that's perfect for the minimalist voyager seeking to lead a contemporary nomadic lifestyle. The compact vehicle is kitted out with all of the essentials a

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‘Fish Hotel’ Fishbowl is a Stackable Aquatic Condo

‘Fish Hotel’ Fishbowl is a Stackable Aquatic Condo

Contemporary condo design gets quite literally fishy in this stackable Fish Hotel designed to mimic a modern high-rise. The quirky aquatic condo conceived by Teddy Luong and sold by Umbra won Canada’s

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Modular Decagon Tents Expand Into Cozy Honeycomb Shelters

Modular Decagon Tents Expand Into Cozy Honeycomb Shelters

Camping season may be officially over, but perhaps this awesome expandable decagon tent could tempt urbanites to venture into the wild during the rainy season. These cool adaptable tents can be arranged

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The Enchanting Portugal TreeHotel is an Experiment in Prefab Micro Design

The Enchanting Portugal TreeHotel is an Experiment in Prefab Micro Design

Although the TreeHotel is tiny, cutouts in the timber shell give it an airy, light-filled expansiveness. The inside bedroom is accessed by a small ladder that also leads to a roof, which doubles as a deck

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UFO Hotel Room: The Newest Suite at the Treehotel is Shaped Like a Flying Saucer!

UFO Hotel Room: The Newest Suite at the Treehotel is Shaped Like a Flying Saucer!

The UFO was prefabricated offsite and then transported via roads to its final destination at the Treehotel in Harads near the Lule River. Cast in durable composite material, the UFO is super lightweight,

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of The Kit Home

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of The Kit Home

Prefabricated housing has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years as an affordable, eco-friendly and modern alternative to custom stick-built housing or suburban tract homes. Although prefab

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Dirtt’s Modular Wall System Creates Endless Possibilities for Eco Interiors

Dirtt’s Modular Wall System Creates Endless Possibilities for Eco Interiors

DIRTT Environmental Solutions has created a modular wall system that minimizes construction waste, is easily reconfigurable, and serves as a platform for plug and play sustainable furnishings. They even

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Modolo 10×10 Prefab House Brings Affordable Living to Northern Mexico’s Poor

Modolo 10×10 Prefab House Brings Affordable Living to Northern Mexico’s Poor

The Modolo prefab is clad in large recycled fiberglass panels, which lived former lives as construction scaffolding and framework on other building projects. More panels can easily be added or taken away

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Blu Homes Unveils Its First Newly Redesigned Glidehouse on Puget Sound

Blu Homes Unveils Its First Newly Redesigned Glidehouse on Puget Sound

The Glidehouse is one of the first contemporary prefab designs intended to be “plug-and-play”. Unfortunately, the promise of high design with the convenience of pre-manufacturing grabbed a lot of

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Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Read-Nest is a pre-fabricated structure, so no noise, scrap materials, wood dust or builders are necessary to build it. The tiny wooden box could land in any garden, forest or even an urban terrace,

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Team Florida’s Solar Decathlon FLeX House Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Hot Climates

Team Florida’s Solar Decathlon FLeX House Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Hot Climates

The FLeX House is a carefully considered design for hot, humid climates that creates a comfortable, efficient interior environment through the use of photovoltaics, passive design, and shading techniques.

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Studio Gang’s Curvaceous Wood Pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Studio Gang’s Curvaceous Wood Pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Image © Beth Zacherle Studio Gang Architects' design for the South Pond Pavilion was inspired by the tortoise shell. It features pre-fabricated wooden planks that have been interconnected and milled

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Atwater Valley Prefab School For At-Risk Students Opens in Merced County, California

Atwater Valley Prefab School For At-Risk Students Opens in Merced County, California

The new Atwater Community Day School is composed of a four-wing classroom building, administrative offices, art and science labs. The campus was specially designed to integrate educational, recreational

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Amazing Prefabricated California Roll House Adapts Easily to Harsh Desert Environments

Amazing Prefabricated California Roll House Adapts Easily to Harsh Desert Environments

The California Roll House is designed to be assembled and disassembled in record time. This makes it incredibly mobile, which might not be a bad thing if life in the desert becomes unbearable. Made from

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Affordable Re_Home is Prepped for Natural Disaster Recovery

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Affordable Re_Home is Prepped for Natural Disaster Recovery

This year, a strong focus was placed on affordability and Team Illinois worked hard to minimize costs where possible through the use of materials. They estimate the final cost of the Re_home, which

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VIDEO: DOE’s Solar Decathlon Design Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC

VIDEO: DOE’s Solar Decathlon Design Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC

The 2011 Solar Decathalon student design-build competition is on and the Inhabiteam had a chance to explore the innovative solar-powered homes that are currently duking it out at the National Mall in

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