Prefab Housing

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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The eP: Studio Prefab Pops-up in Venice, CA

The eP: Studio Prefab Pops-up in Venice, CA

PieceHomes' modular prefab eP: Studio recently popped up in Venice, CA, and the process of placing it is almost as cool as the studio itself. The single-piece prefabricated upper level was trucked

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The Modules: LEED Silver Modular Housing At Temple University

The Modules: LEED Silver Modular Housing At Temple University

The five-story building located right next to Temple University's main campus includes a ground floor parking garage, a bike garage, and a maintenance station topped with four stories of apartments and a

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Gensler Designs Shipping Container Eco-Cabins for Boy Scouts

Gensler Designs Shipping Container Eco-Cabins for Boy Scouts

The eco-cabin is made up of two 20' containers bolted together to create a 320 sq ft space. The structure has been covered with a vaulted translucent roof of stretched silicone-coated fiberglass over

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Tent Made From Inflated Airbags is a Prefab Pneumatic Gallery

Tent Made From Inflated Airbags is a Prefab Pneumatic Gallery

A new prefab pneumatic gallery made entirely from inflatable airbags was unveiled last month by Dutch Artist Lamber Kamps at Istanbul Design Weekend. Inside the inflatable tent was a collection of Kamp's

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Lookotels Seeks to Roll Out Prefabricated Capsule Hotels in Spain

Lookotels Seeks to Roll Out Prefabricated Capsule Hotels in Spain

Capsule hotels are all the rage in Japan, and now Lookotels is aiming to bring the prefabricated modular building trend to Spain. The company has envisioned a 100-room hotel composed of factory-built

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Nine Square Feet Cabin Is a Fully Functional and Frugal Micro Home

Nine Square Feet Cabin Is a Fully Functional and Frugal Micro Home

Nine is the magic number for the amazingly small, but functional mini cabin proposed by Michael Janzen. Just long enough to sleep in and tall enough to stand in, the cabin is placed on a lightweight

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Build a Green Modern Studio With Lindal Cedar Homes

Build a Green Modern Studio With Lindal Cedar Homes

Lindal Cedar Homes has been building kit homes for over 65 years now, and they first began their work by designing and selling A-frame vacation cabins. Always improving upon their designs and adapting to

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Rocio Romero’s LVL Prefab is a Lakeside Home Nestled in the Trees

Rocio Romero’s LVL Prefab is a Lakeside Home Nestled in the Trees

The home is located in a vacation area and development called Kootenay Lake Village and was built by the developers of the project. The single story structure is about 1,400 sq ft and includes three

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Shipping Container Penthouse With an Empire State Building View!

Shipping Container Penthouse With an Empire State Building View!

The penthouse consists of two main portions - a refurbished mechanical room and a 20 foot truck container. The yellow aluminum container encapsulates a pretty spacious bedroom, but also has room for a

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Temporary Prefabricated School Boasts a Multifaceted Façade

Temporary Prefabricated School Boasts a Multifaceted Façade

Celtnieks' master's thesis, entitled Relief School of Philadelphia, concentrates on providing temporary school rooms for the Julia R. Masterman School in Philadelphia, which was built in the 1950's. As

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UPDATE: Amazing Treehotel Opens in Sweden!

UPDATE: Amazing Treehotel Opens in Sweden!

The idea behind the hotel is to provide a place where visitors can get away from the stress of their busy lives and come live in harmony with nature. Located inside a boreal forest, four of the six

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Shipping Container Rainforest Home Survives Category 5 Cyclone

Shipping Container Rainforest Home Survives Category 5 Cyclone

Earth Science Australia's team built the rainforest research center using two 6m (20') containers placed 3m (10') apart. Leaving a space between the containers allows for a semi-enclosed area for storage,

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LEED Platinum Boulder House First in US to Use German System

LEED Platinum Boulder House First in US to Use German System

While a relatively new concept in the US, the German company Weberhaus has long been developing prefab house construction technology for 50 years. Designed by Studio H:T Architects the 2002 Alpine House

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Nano Rescue House Provides Flexible Emergency Housing

Nano Rescue House Provides Flexible Emergency Housing

We've seen a lot of prefab homes designed for emergency habitation, but the Nano Rescue House is one of the most thoughtful designs we've seen yet. Each Nano can nearly double the living space by using a

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Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio

Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio

The Origin series comes in three different sizes – 24 feet, 36 feet and 48 feet long, and has a number of different options for floorplans, including two bedroom homes, mother in-law apartments, media

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Utrecht’s Rainbow Shipping Container Dorms Are a Work of Art

Utrecht’s Rainbow Shipping Container Dorms Are a Work of Art

Photos © Oopsfotos While we've seen other shipping container student housing before, Utrecht's version is slightly different because the containers themselves seem to have been modified further

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Ambiente Modular Housing Made from Recycled Glass

Ambiente Modular Housing Made from Recycled Glass

The Ambiente Housing System is an eco-friendly method for building modular homes from waste glass. The composite material that makes up the homes is virtually indestructible and resists mold, fire,

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Fantastic Flat-Pack Prefab Cabins by Form and Forest

Fantastic Flat-Pack Prefab Cabins by Form and Forest

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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Cité a Docks: 100 Cool Dorm Rooms Made from Shipping Containers

Cité a Docks: 100 Cool Dorm Rooms Made from Shipping Containers

Since it's all too common for dormitories to feel jail-like and unwelcoming with their bland, uniform spaces, Cattani made sure they created an open feeling with their design (which can be quite a

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Skylifter Balloon Can Lift Entire Buildings and Put ‘Em Down Gently

Skylifter Balloon Can Lift Entire Buildings and Put ‘Em Down Gently

The Skylifter is a helium balloon sky-crane capable of moving and placing equipment and prefab buildings in remote areas. Currently often the only way to get equipment into remote areas is by helicopter,

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Artist in Residence Studio Made from Shipping Containers

Artist in Residence Studio Made from Shipping Containers

BadGast, which roughly translates to Bath Guest, is a modern live/work studio, located in a unique and artistic surfers village called F.A.S.T (Free Architecture Surf Terrain) on the beach in

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Gorgeous Green Homes From Turkel & Lindal Cedar Homes

Gorgeous Green Homes From Turkel & Lindal Cedar Homes

The Dwell Homes Collection is a partnership between Turkel Design, who designs the homes and Lindal Cedar Homes, who assembles the materials and delivers them to the site of the home. Like all Lindal

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PREFAB FRIDAY: “Box Office” Lets Employees Think Inside the Box

PREFAB FRIDAY: “Box Office” Lets Employees Think Inside the Box

BOX Office is a vibrant office building made of shipping containers that is also designed to maximize productivity by providing a safe, comfy environment for its occupants. So in honor of Prefab Friday

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Prefab for Multi-Generational Living Unveiled at West Coast Green!

Prefab for Multi-Generational Living Unveiled at West Coast Green!

The ‘Inspired In Law’ concept, also known as ASAP, ‘architectural solutions for the aging population’, focuses on avoiding costs of assisted living, while increasing safety with sustainable,

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Towering Shipping Container Tea House Fuses Land and Sky

Towering Shipping Container Tea House Fuses Land and Sky

When you think of a tea house, a traditional low-slung thatched roof, post and beam structure may come to mind -- this incredible Sky is the Limit tea house overlooking the Sea of Japan is an entirely new

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Prefab House from Down Under Blurs the Lines of Inside and Out

Prefab House from Down Under Blurs the Lines of Inside and Out

The House of the Future is a conceptual project designed by the Australian Architects Innovarchi for an exhibition on the grounds of the Sydney Opera House. The prefab home blends the outdoors with the

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