Prefab Housing

Bjarko|Serra Architects Create a Modern and Green Backyard Cottage

Bjarko|Serra Architects Create a Modern and Green Backyard Cottage

Bjarko|Serra Architects’ modern backyard cottage is a 800 s.f. mini-dwelling created in response to a recent zoning code change in Seattle to create more density. Dubbed the DADU (detached accessory

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University of Tennessee’s Living Light Solar Decathlon Home is Inspired By Appalachian Cantilevered Barns

University of Tennessee’s Living Light Solar Decathlon Home is Inspired By Appalachian Cantilevered Barns

THe Living Light Home looks like it may be one of the smaller homes we see presented at this year's Solar Decathlon. The simple rectangular volume features full floor-to-ceiling windows on both the north

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Tiny kitHAUS Prefab Moves Beyond Housing to Serve as a Sales Office in San Diego

Tiny kitHAUS Prefab Moves Beyond Housing to Serve as a Sales Office in San Diego

kitHAUS has built a number of backyard offices, studios, guest rooms and more, all geared to the backyard, accessory dwelling unit market. Shea Homes got wind of the idea and thought it would be perfect

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Sett Studio: A Stylish Modular Space Perfect for a Backyard Office or Guest Room

Sett Studio: A Stylish Modular Space Perfect for a Backyard Office or Guest Room

Sett Studio takes an innovative and green approach to designing functional spaces that can be used as a home office, an art studio, a yoga space, a kids room, a guest room and more. Sett uses modular

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Team Tidewater’s Solar Decathlon Unit 6 is an Efficient Prototype for a Multi-Family Residence

Team Tidewater’s Solar Decathlon Unit 6 is an Efficient Prototype for a Multi-Family Residence

The team took inspiration for its design from the arts and crafts-style homes found throughout the center-city neighborhoods of Norfolk, Virginia. Craftsman style lines, windows and decor put this home in

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Team Canada’s Solar Decathlon TRTL Solar Shell Home is Built for Native Canadians

Team Canada’s Solar Decathlon TRTL Solar Shell Home is Built for Native Canadians

TRTL is a semi-rounded house, which takes inspiration from the tipi's open floorplan. Unlike most Solar Decathlon houses, TRTL is actually a two bedroom home designed specifically for a family and an

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Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessities of Modern Living

Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessities of Modern Living

‘HomeLessHome’ is a small home composed of rough frames that was built entirely from standard parts and materials like scaffolding pipes, bright red shipping containers, and waterproof plastic mesh,

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The New Norris House Brings a 21st Century Sustainable Model for Living to Tennessee

The New Norris House Brings a 21st Century Sustainable Model for Living to Tennessee

At the time, Norris was considered innovative and a model for modern and efficient living. The town was encircled by a greenbelt for use by the residents and the homes all had electricity -- something

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The World’s First Truly Mobile Apartment Building is Completed in Finland

The World’s First Truly Mobile Apartment Building is Completed in Finland

The team that designed and built the building used FIXCEL ® steel-frame sensors to construct the movable dream. FIXCEL is a triple seamed, steel material that was developed especially for use in modular

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VA Tech Architecture Students Complete Prefabricated Covington Farmer’s Market

VA Tech Architecture Students Complete Prefabricated Covington Farmer’s Market

In the Fall of 2010, the student group began research to design the farmer's market, which included a tour of other markets in the area and studies of markets around the world. With the research under

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The Solar-Heated Adaptahaus is the UK’s First Affordable Green Prefab Home

The Solar-Heated Adaptahaus is the UK’s First Affordable Green Prefab Home

Alan Dawson had a dream to provide energy-efficient, low-carbon prefabricated housing that is also affordable. With significant support from his local council and a variety of materials and construction

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Reaction Housing System: A Rapid Response Flat-Pak Emergency Shelter

Reaction Housing System: A Rapid Response Flat-Pak Emergency Shelter

The main component of the Reaction Housing System is its Exo housing unit. The Exo is manufactured in two, easy to assemble pieces that can be fixed as standard living, office, individual, double door,

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The Oostvaarders: A Cliff-Like Nature Center Clad in Geometric Prefab Panels

The Oostvaarders: A Cliff-Like Nature Center Clad in Geometric Prefab Panels

In order to best teach visitors about the preserve, the center is situated at a spot where the various landscapes - land, water, forest and fields - meet. From the inside, guests can look out onto the

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in.it.studios’ Prefab Garden Office Spaces Let You Work From Your Backyard

in.it.studios’ Prefab Garden Office Spaces Let You Work From Your Backyard

In.it.studios creates tiny prefab spaces for work, play, and even housing. Dedicated to responsible manufacturing, they construct their garden buildings not only with the greenest of materials, but also

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Gorgeous Ruby Springs Prefab Features Hydraulic Shade Screens That Open Up to the Landscape

Gorgeous Ruby Springs Prefab Features Hydraulic Shade Screens That Open Up to the Landscape

The home acts as a big filter, or a frame, for the landscape, and each window and opening captures a specific view in its cross hairs -- whether that be the fields in front of the house or the mountains

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Elevated Prefab Home On Cusabo Island is Perched To Withstand Fire and Hurricane

Elevated Prefab Home On Cusabo Island is Perched To Withstand Fire and Hurricane

Designed by Seattle-based Woollen Studio and built by Park City, UT-based EcoSteel, the Cusabo Island home is a prefab wonder. Engineered to exceed FEMA flood zone code requirements, with helical

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Blu Homes Unveil Classic New England-Style Lofthouse Prefab Home

Blu Homes Unveil Classic New England-Style Lofthouse Prefab Home

Blu's latest home makes use of the same building science technology, carefully researched materials and precision factory construction as its other models. Weather-controlled conditions inside Blu's East

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Futuro Prefab: Spaceship-Shaped 1960s House of the Future Lands in Rotterdam

Futuro Prefab: Spaceship-Shaped 1960s House of the Future Lands in Rotterdam

The Futuro prefab stands 10 feet high, is 26 feet in diameter, and comes complete with an airplane hatch entrance. Suuronen chose a round design not only for its strength, but also for its ability to feel

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Space Pod Hotel Gives Galactic Tourists an Out of This World View

Space Pod Hotel Gives Galactic Tourists an Out of This World View

CSS will orbit the Earth from 217 miles away, where it will serve as a space station for scientific missions, as well as commercial use. Seven guests can luxuriate in one of the four hotel cabins on a

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Bright Green Las Palmas Parasite Hangs on the Shoulder of Abandoned Rotterdam Warehouse

Bright Green Las Palmas Parasite Hangs on the Shoulder of Abandoned Rotterdam Warehouse

As the featured project of the exhibition, Las Palmas is a protype prefabricated home. Perched atop the warehouse’s elevator shaft, the fluorescent yellow residence hangs on the shoulder of the

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Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

So far, Clayton Homes has built 9 iHomes around the country with their i-House 1.0 concept. These homes are all prefabricated and come with bamboo floors, Energy Star appliances, no VOC paint, CFL

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Prefab M_house System Makes Complex Forms Out of Simple Materials

Prefab M_house System Makes Complex Forms Out of Simple Materials

The house’s core feature is its set of structural members that support both the walls and the roof. The M-shaped “ribs” can be configured in a multitude of different angles. 3 strips of 3/4 inch

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Mini Prefab Police Station Lays Down The Law In Hanover, Germany

Mini Prefab Police Station Lays Down The Law In Hanover, Germany

The original VW bus police station at the Turkish consulate was considered ugly by many, so Tev Wilhelmsen of Gesamtkonzept proposed a new, more modern idea to the police department. Wilhelmsen's concept

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The Hummer House: A Better Use For Hummers As Prefab Housing

The Hummer House: A Better Use For Hummers As Prefab Housing

Designed for the Prefab 20/20-An Open Ideas International Competition 2009, the Hummer House is an exploration into the potential uses of the soon to be extinct monster SUV. HplusF researched the Hummer's

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Adam Kalkin Unveils Pirate Radio Tower Made From a Recycled Shipping Container!

Adam Kalkin Unveils Pirate Radio Tower Made From a Recycled Shipping Container!

We've counted Adam Kalkin’s incredible shipping container renovations as some of our favorite projects over the past few years, and the artist/architect just unveiled his latest work - a pop-up pirate

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Feral Houses: Matali Crasset Completes the First of Four Forest Retreats in France

Feral Houses: Matali Crasset Completes the First of Four Forest Retreats in France

Crasset’s Maison Sylvestres enable guests to become one with the lush forest that surrounds them. The first of the four cabins will open this week, quaintly called The Birdhouse (Le Nichoir). Situated

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Cool Cloud-Shaped Prefab Retreat Treads Lightly on the Earth in France

Cool Cloud-Shaped Prefab Retreat Treads Lightly on the Earth in France

The Cloud was prefabricated and then delivered to the Park of the Hermitage in Lormont. Treading lightly on the earth is central to the park's philosophy, so travelers who book the minimalist space are

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Sommerhaus Prefab is a Sophisticated and Sustainable Retreat for Lazy Summer Days

Sommerhaus Prefab is a Sophisticated and Sustainable Retreat for Lazy Summer Days

The two-bedroom wooden prefab cabin can be used as a vacation home, studio space, home office or even a primary home. Coming in at less than 70 sq meters, there's enough room for two simple bedrooms, a

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Solar Decathlon: Empowerhouse Breaks Ground in D.C.’s Deanwood Neighborhood

Solar Decathlon: Empowerhouse Breaks Ground in D.C.’s Deanwood Neighborhood

Construction on the prefab home for the competition began earlier this year in New York and will make its way down to the capital in September for the competition. In preparation of the solar home's final

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Dwell on Design Modern Living Prefab Showhouse To Be Auctioned Off On Ebay

Dwell on Design Modern Living Prefab Showhouse To Be Auctioned Off On Ebay

After last year's success with the Reclaimed Space prefab, which sold on eBay for $75,000, Ecofabulous decided to do another. This time they teamed up with Seattle prefab builder OneBuild and LA-based

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