Prefab Housing

Minimalist Shipping Container House is an Artist’s Dream

Minimalist Shipping Container House is an Artist’s Dream

The Container House was designed by M2ATK for an artist client who asked for the ground floor to be a living room and kitchen, the second level to be the bedroom and the top floor to be a studio in which

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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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Beautiful Student-Built Prefab Office Wins AIA Citation

Beautiful Student-Built Prefab Office Wins AIA Citation

A design/build project at the California Academy of Art turned out to be an award-winning affair for a group of five architecture students who built this beautiful prefabricated outdoor office. Located in

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Lindal Homes: Reinventing the A-Frame Into a Modern Green Home

Lindal Homes: Reinventing the A-Frame Into a Modern Green Home

The classic A-Frame cabin is a familiar sight that has come to symbolize the joys of owning a vacation home for many Americans. Popularized in the 1960's, this architectural style found mass appeal

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Dwelle’s Super Minimalist Prefabs Make Small Living Swell

Dwelle’s Super Minimalist Prefabs Make Small Living Swell

UK-based Dwelle has unveiled a brilliant set of prefabs that illustrate how small living is the new way to live big. With a tiny footprint (the bigger of the two is 253 sq. feet), understated modern

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Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Malaysian architect Tay Yee Wei recently unveiled a towering vertical city populated with hexagonal housing units that offer a solution to urban population growth problems in Asian cities. The tower

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Lindal Homes: Reinventing the A-Frame as a Modern Green Home

Lindal Homes: Reinventing the A-Frame as a Modern Green Home

The story behind Sir Waltar Lindal ("Sir" is the translation of his given Icelandic name, Sculi) and his company Lindal Cedar Homes, is fascinating. After Lindal spent time in the Canadian Army during

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Smart House Eco Prefab Showcases Smart Danish Design

Smart House Eco Prefab Showcases Smart Danish Design

The Danish firm Valbaek Borup Architects has brought to market this fresh prefab home that perfectly balances contemporary design with eco-friendly features. The white-clad home displays classic Danish

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Fun PreFab Gym Built from Containers in Just Three Days!

Fun PreFab Gym Built from Containers in Just Three Days!

The students of the Dunraven School located in South London are enjoying a huge new prefab gym that took only three days to erect! Designed by architecture firm Scabal as the world's first gym of its

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One+ Modular Prefab Homes Are Like Legos for Adults

One+ Modular Prefab Homes Are Like Legos for Adults

One+ was designed by architect Lars Frank Nielsen of Danish firm ONEN Design, and is a modular housing system that could be used as an office, studio, extra bedroom, guest house or even expanded to be a

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