Prefab Housing

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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The Nogg is a Modern Prefab Pad for Your Chicken

The Nogg is a Modern Prefab Pad for Your Chicken

So we all know that eggs are incredible and edible, but trucking them thousands of miles to get to your local supermarket definitely doesn't make them very sustainable. Enter the Nogg - a beautifully

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Lindal Homes Puts a Green Twist on the Classic A-Frame

Lindal Homes Puts a Green Twist on the Classic A-Frame

The two pitched-roof MAF homes are the three bedroom A3 1200 and the two bedroom A2 1500, which are 1,200 and 1,500 sq ft respectively. Lindal's new designs are compact, bold, and feature full-height

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Gen7′s Prefab Eco Classrooms Exceed Energy Code by 30%

Gen7′s Prefab Eco Classrooms Exceed Energy Code by 30%

In many schools enrollment can bump up quickly with little warning, so when Bolsa Knolls found out their student body increased they went to Gen7 for a solution. Construction started on the modular

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Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

Since Rotterdam has a rather vast container port, sourcing the modular elements for the Adaptable Tower would be made even more sustainable since the containers would not have to be trucked from afar. The

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Landhouse: A Sloping Prefab Home Complete with Meadow Roof

Landhouse: A Sloping Prefab Home Complete with Meadow Roof

A LANDHOUSE can be customized with as many green features as the homeowner wants. The basic structure is very well insulated, but sustainability can be improved upon by installing ground source energy,

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6 Eco Offices That Beat Your Cubicle Any Day

6 Eco Offices That Beat Your Cubicle Any Day

VIBRANT BELGIAN ECO OFFICE IS GREEN OUTSIDE AND IN This colorful workplace is so creative that you might never guess that it's home to Infrax, a Belgian utility provider. And it isn't just green on

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BOXHOME: Small Living Inside A Stylish Norwegian Box

BOXHOME: Small Living Inside A Stylish Norwegian Box

This four bedroom house with its stylish aluminum exterior and rough hewn wooden interior seems classically Scandanavian in its simplistic design. Measuring approximately 5.5 meters long, 5.7 meters high

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2 Nest Village is a Cluster of Shaded Prefab Homes for El Paso

2 Nest Village is a Cluster of Shaded Prefab Homes for El Paso

To make construction faster, more sustainable and more affordable, all of the rectangular units will be prefabricated and have common dimensions. Going along the same thought process, the other

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v100 Mod Box: the Next Generation in Prefab Design

v100 Mod Box: the Next Generation in Prefab Design

The v100 Mod Box system is based on 10 ft x 10 ft x 10 ft boxes that can be assembled into any shape to create practically any structure - from a home to an office, studio, or they could even be grouped

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Modern Masi Prefab Home in Montauk Wins AIA Merit Award

Modern Masi Prefab Home in Montauk Wins AIA Merit Award

Humbly, the residence does not seek out a green building certification, even though it could probably get one. Bates Masi, who has a knack for renovations and wooden exteriors, designed the home for his

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Blu Homes Releases Bigger, Better Glidehouse 2.0 Prefab

Blu Homes Releases Bigger, Better Glidehouse 2.0 Prefab

In terms of aesthetics, the new Glidehouse is essentially the same - it has a similar floorplan and layout, with a beautiful floor-to-ceiling glass facade, cedar sunshades, solar-passive design and the

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