Prefab Housing

PUU-BO: BIG Unveils Prefabricated Wood Eco Community for Finland

PUU-BO: BIG Unveils Prefabricated Wood Eco Community for Finland

Inhabitat favorite BIG just unveiled a modern prefabricated eco village that will be constructed in the Finnish city of Kouvola. Dubbed “PUU-BO”, the flexible wooden housing project won first place in

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Delta Tower: Carbon-Neutral Wooden Complex to be Australia’s First Passive House

Delta Tower: Carbon-Neutral Wooden Complex to be Australia’s First Passive House

Australia’s first Passive House certified building will also be part of a new breed of zero carbon multi-story buildings that use wood as a central building component. Designed by Melbourne based Studio

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Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

The 3 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath home includes non toxic and environmentally friendly materials for good indoor air quality. Recycled and local materials were sourced extensively and existing concrete from the

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Wave-Shaped Aragon Convention Center is Flooded With Daylight

Wave-Shaped Aragon Convention Center is Flooded With Daylight

The Convention Center of Aragon is a dynamic multi-use space that was designed to serve a variety of functions once the Zaragoza Expo ended. It is composed of three main blocks that house a multi-purpose

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Faberhaus Pavilion: Tiny, Off-Grid Eco Cottage For Nature Lovers

Faberhaus Pavilion: Tiny, Off-Grid Eco Cottage For Nature Lovers

This compact little dwelling unit comes complete with everything you might need, including a full kitchen, dining area, bathroom, living and a loft bedroom. Accessed via a ladder, the loft is large enough

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Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Callebaut's Coral Reef proposes building an artificial pier on seismic piles in the Caribbean Sea. Modular duplexes built according to Passive House standards would be added into the housing matrix as

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Bubbletree: Clear Prefab Bubble Tents for Romantic Exhibitionism in the Wild

Bubbletree: Clear Prefab Bubble Tents for Romantic Exhibitionism in the Wild

The Bubbletree line comes in several different models for you to choose from. The Cristal Bubble is one of the basic designs, and has completely clear walls for uninhibited 360 degree views. The

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Feng Shui Expert Builds Mobile Dwelling Cube With a Living Room, Bedroom and Tea Room All in One

Feng Shui Expert Builds Mobile Dwelling Cube With a Living Room, Bedroom and Tea Room All in One

The steel and plywood living cube was prefabricated in order to fit through Ming's front door and was assembled on site. A steel frame assembled on top of heavy duty casters and the plywood panels fit

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Weave Housing: Futuristic Prefabricated Apartment Concept For Denver, CO

Weave Housing: Futuristic Prefabricated Apartment Concept For Denver, CO

Prefabrication of the components for this apartment complex designed for Denver, Colorado, would hasten construction times and ideally reduce overall cost. Weave Housing, designed by Meridian 105

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Build a Modern Green House With Lindal Cedar Homes

Build a Modern Green House With Lindal Cedar Homes

Image © Bridgette Meinhold Lindal's building system for custom homes follows a clear step-by-step process that is aided by your local Lindal dealer. After contacting your local dealer, you'll be given

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Leftover T-Wall Barricades Could Provide Modular Housing For Iraqi Families

Leftover T-Wall Barricades Could Provide Modular Housing For Iraqi Families

T-walls could easily transition to become the side walls of one story homes, with the wide base buried underneath the ground acting as a foundation. The 12 ft T-Walls (also called Texas Walls) would then

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AbleNook: Flat Pack Modular Prefab Units That Come Together In A Snap

AbleNook: Flat Pack Modular Prefab Units That Come Together In A Snap

AbleNook's design is based on identical and universal aluminum structural insulated panels (SIPs) that clip together without the use of any tools. The main structural members, like the floor joists and

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Adaptive Mudgee Mini Cabin Opens to the Australian Landscape

Adaptive Mudgee Mini Cabin Opens to the Australian Landscape

This Mudgee Permanent Camping project by Casey Brown Architecture excels at working with its environment -- which is not an easy task given its isolated, rugged cliff-side locale in New South Wales,

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Modern Morerava Eco Cabins Sit Lightly on Easter Island

Modern Morerava Eco Cabins Sit Lightly on Easter Island

The project celebrates sustainable design in a challenging environment where its impact can be the most beneficial. The cabins were built in on the Chilean mainland and placed on piers to eliminate the

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Lightweight Steel Study House II Shines on the Dutch Waterscape

Lightweight Steel Study House II Shines on the Dutch Waterscape

The home is designed for the urban life as well as the open landscape. The street-facing side of the Steel Study House II is designed for privacy, with operable shades and louvered windows that minimize

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EDV-01: Robotic Emergency Shelter is Entirely Self-Sufficient

EDV-01: Robotic Emergency Shelter is Entirely Self-Sufficient

Japan just unveiled the future of emergency housing in the form of the Emergency Disaster Vehicle, or EDV-01. The innovative design is fully-automated, capable of automatically doubling its size, and can

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Blocks House: Because Slums Need Prefab Modular Homes Too

Blocks House: Because Slums Need Prefab Modular Homes Too

Here's a concept Prince Charles may want to look into for his new eco slum community - Blocks House, a modular and prefabricated housing system designed especially for impoverished areas. With over 1

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Futuristic Archinoma for the Prefab Beach Bum in All of Us

Futuristic Archinoma for the Prefab Beach Bum in All of Us

The funky future beach bum getaway of your dreams is here with the Archinoma transformable modular architectural system. A pod building system, based on the geometry of the stellated octahedron, is made

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Porte Cochère is a Spiraling Prefab Pavilion for the UN Campus in NYC

Porte Cochère is a Spiraling Prefab Pavilion for the UN Campus in NYC

The Porte Cochère's main function is to serve as an entrance pavilion while several historic UN buildings are being renovated - a project that is scheduled to span five years. Taking the temporary nature

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Art.Rainbow is a Solar Powered Prefab Party Pavilion

Art.Rainbow is a Solar Powered Prefab Party Pavilion

While the example shown here is made up of basic colors, the pavilion can be fitted with any combo of hues that suits your event best. The panels are made of transparent composite material held together

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Elegant Japanese Cottages Stacked and Staggered Like Shipping Containers

Elegant Japanese Cottages Stacked and Staggered Like Shipping Containers

The hotel is located on the seaside of Yokohama where the cottages were staggered randomly on the site, giving the resort as a whole an organic look. Not much has been done to the land where the cottages

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ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes Sit Light on the Earth

ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes Sit Light on the Earth

ARKit designs and manufactures factory-built buildings using a wall panel system they designed themselves that incorporates sustainable materials and achieves a high degree of thermal performance. The

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Platoon Kunsthalle GwangJu Shipping Container Art Center Stacks Up in Korea

Platoon Kunsthalle GwangJu Shipping Container Art Center Stacks Up in Korea

Platoon, a rather mysterious creative consulting agency based out of Berlin and Seoul, conceived the Gwangju center as an industrial, wide open space with plenty of room to display art. The use of

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ESLICE Prefab Homes Inspired by Loaves of Bread

ESLICE Prefab Homes Inspired by Loaves of Bread

Latvian architects Toms Kokins, Ēriks Grūbe and Mārtns Hermansons came up with the ESLICE prefab home as a way to find a balance between wants and needs. The small two-story home has two bedrooms, a

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PGA Prairie Hopper is a Transforming Prefab Sports Pavilion

PGA Prairie Hopper is a Transforming Prefab Sports Pavilion

In addition to having the ability to go off the grid, the structure itself is constructed of high-recycled content steel and recycled content shade cloth. The floor of the Prairie Hopper is lined with

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PHOTOS: MEKA Shipping Container Home Pops Up in NYC!

PHOTOS: MEKA Shipping Container Home Pops Up in NYC!

The popularity of prefab and shipping container construction is certainly on the rise, but New York City was still the last place we'd ever expected to see one pop up as a residence. Currently sitting in

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Method Homes Drops a New Prefab House in Glacier, Washington

Method Homes Drops a New Prefab House in Glacier, Washington

This M2 home is a custom modular design for a family in Glacier that includes two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and a kitchen and dining room. Measuring in at 1,295 square feet, the home is smartly-designed and

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