Prefab Housing

Electrolux Cube: Modern Prefab Restaurant Pops Up Atop Brussels Landmark

Electrolux Cube: Modern Prefab Restaurant Pops Up Atop Brussels Landmark

The Cube opened in Brussels on April 1st on top of the Arc de Triomphe. The pop-up restaurant serves daily lunch and dinner, and Chefs Bart De Pooter and Sanghoon Degeimbre are alternating cooking meals

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BiebBus: Amazing Dutch Children’s Library Pops Up Inside a Shipping Container

BiebBus: Amazing Dutch Children’s Library Pops Up Inside a Shipping Container

Traditionally, portable library buildings would park at schools to offer kids the opportunity to check out books. Since many of the old Dutch town roads are so narrow, a new idea came to Architect Jord

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A+D’s SOUPERgreen Rethinks the Los Angeles Landscape With Cutting Edge Sustainable Tech

A+D’s SOUPERgreen Rethinks the Los Angeles Landscape With Cutting Edge Sustainable Tech

The A+D Museum in Los Angeles recently hosted a panel discussion for their new sci-fi inspired “SOUPERgreen” exhibit. The architects involved wanted to challenge conventional sustainable design trends

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Zuiderzeeweg: Modular Student Housing Block Can be Moved to a New Location

Zuiderzeeweg: Modular Student Housing Block Can be Moved to a New Location

The student housing project is made up of high-quality, modular housing blocks that are stacked on top of each other to form six block buildings. The five-story buildings are arranged along with grass

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15 Mind Blowing Skyscrapers – From Vertical Farms to Shipping Container Towers and Buried Cities

15 Mind Blowing Skyscrapers – From Vertical Farms to Shipping Container Towers and Buried Cities

Finalists in the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper competition, these innovative buildings address a unique set of environmental and social challenges. The Nomad Skyscraper featured at the top of this article, for

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Sustainably Built Swamp Huts Light Up Like Glowing Lanterns in the Forest

Sustainably Built Swamp Huts Light Up Like Glowing Lanterns in the Forest

Keith Moscow and Robert Linn's initial concept for the Swamp Huts was perpetually rethought and reinvented over nearly two decades. The project has in fact been reincarnated as an Architecture for

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Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

The number of students at a given school changes over time, and since many schools are overcrowded now, districts are looking towards more efficient and flexible building options. Gonzales Goodale

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Form and Forest’s Beautiful Flat Pack Prefab Concept in British Columbia

Form and Forest’s Beautiful Flat Pack Prefab Concept in British Columbia

Form and Forest is the brainchild of brothers Jeff and Ryan Jordan, where Jeff owns and runs a prefab manufacturing company in the Calgary area and Ryan is an industrial designer. The designs for the

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Cube Pavilion: Mod Green Restaurant to Pop Up on Top of European Cliffs and Famous Monuments

Cube Pavilion: Mod Green Restaurant to Pop Up on Top of European Cliffs and Famous Monuments

The Cube Pavilion is less of a cube and more of a pentagon divided into an open and flexible dining area with a serving area and visible kitchen, all of which wraps around an 50 sq meter terrace.

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Seeds of Life: Cairo Garbage City Re-envisioned as a Soaring Skyscraper on Stilts

Seeds of Life: Cairo Garbage City Re-envisioned as a Soaring Skyscraper on Stilts

As it stands, Cairo is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Seeds of Life proposes to bury much of the organic garbage in order to harvest biogas, while using other waste as building materials

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Blu Homes Announces That Its Prefab Houses Save Homeowners 50-70% in Energy Costs

Blu Homes Announces That Its Prefab Houses Save Homeowners 50-70% in Energy Costs

Blu Homes modular houses significantly outperform Energy Star rated homes, which save 20 percent compare to conventional homes.

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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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