Prefab Housing

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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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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Everything You Need to Know About Green Building From Tetris

Everything You Need to Know About Green Building From Tetris

The Tetris video may be a tongue-in-cheek shot at grim Soviet-era buildings, but the imagery it conjures is one of a rich and vivid future for our built environment. The concept is clear -- you can build

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Michelle Kaufmann Launches New Zero Series Prefab Homes!

Michelle Kaufmann Launches New Zero Series Prefab Homes!

The line consists of three new models, the Ridge0™, the Vista0™ and the Contours0™, which range in size between 422sf and 2643sf. The Contours0™ and the Vista0™ have interior and exterior rooms

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Clip-On Plant Room Adds Green Space to Apartment Buildings

Clip-On Plant Room Adds Green Space to Apartment Buildings

The New Zealand team came up with the idea in part because there are so many apartment buildings out there that could benefit from a sustainable upgrade. Rather than tear these buildings down, the Plant

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Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger

Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger

An increasing number of Americans are expressing interest in smaller space living, with some even owning homes under 100sq ft! One indicator of the trend is that instead of saying that tiny house owners

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The Signal Shed: A Modern and Micro Prefab Cabin

The Signal Shed: A Modern and Micro Prefab Cabin

This simple, but modern little cabin was recently featured in Sunset Magzine as a micro-hideaway in the woods. Designed by an enterprising couple with the desire for a getaway, the pair sought to build a

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E.D.G.E Home Beautifully Balances Form with Function

E.D.G.E Home Beautifully Balances Form with Function

The E.D.G.E. home features a simple footprint with a fully-integrated design that fits a lot of living space into a compact package. The glass on both sides creates a sense of transparency, projecting the

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Beautiful Spanish Prefab Home Constructed in Just Three Days

Beautiful Spanish Prefab Home Constructed in Just Three Days

The design for this inviting eco-vacation retreat was inspired by the surrounding pitched roof farmhouses and abundant eucalyptus forests peppered across the steep hillside encompassing the site. Six

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Solar Powered Shipping Container is a Pop-Up Prefab Party

Solar Powered Shipping Container is a Pop-Up Prefab Party

Planning a party? You might want to check out Boxman Studio’s solar-powered party venue, which comes conveniently packed into a pop-up shipping container. The innovative system that takes just 20

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ECObitat: A Lush Modular Prefab With Living Green Walls

ECObitat: A Lush Modular Prefab With Living Green Walls

Felipe Campolina's ECObitat is a modular housing system designed specifically to provide emergency or disaster relief housing. Easily transported and made of off-the-shelf materials, the one-bedroom home

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Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

The Dune Hotel is a prefab modular idea that is intended to fill urban niches and go where the action is. Emerging Brazilian Architect Guilherme de Vasconcelos wants us to take a look at those unused

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Shipping Containers Used for Employee Housing In Dubai Desert

Shipping Containers Used for Employee Housing In Dubai Desert

In the world of green architecture and affordable housing, shipping container homes are often considered to be practical, cost-effective and even environmentally-friendly. In Dubai, however, the prospect

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The L41 Prefab Home Packs a Whole Lot into a Tiny Space

The L41 Prefab Home Packs a Whole Lot into a Tiny Space

The goal of the designers of the home is that it will eventually be able to be mass-produced much like a car and become very affordable with economies of scale. At 220 sq ft, the studio packs in built-in

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The Uboat is a Self-Sustaining Floating Home

The Uboat is a Self-Sustaining Floating Home

Most large urban areas are located next to a large body of water - whether it is a canal, river, lake or ocean. As a way to combat commuter and residential pollution, parts of these waterways can be

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Prefab Emerges In India with the Luxe Hara Villa

Prefab Emerges In India with the Luxe Hara Villa

Pinakin Patel, a designer who first got his start creating picture frames in Mumbai, has released a new prefab luxury villa for India. The Hara Villa is a one bedroom retreat that can be erected anywhere

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Alec Farmer’s Microhouse Replica

Alec Farmer’s Microhouse Replica

Reader Alec Farmer sent us this brilliant pic of his replica of Ken Isaacs' 8' Microhouse. Alec built it himself and is planning to live in it - off grid - for 1 year in Glasgow, Scotland to learn more

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The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo

The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo

The Lamboo Studio Project is a small solar powered studio that uses a radical S-shaped roof system to help keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter - all made possible by bamboo grass.

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Beautiful Desert Prefab Home For Animals and Animal Lovers

Beautiful Desert Prefab Home For Animals and Animal Lovers

Not only is this striking metal-sided house a beautiful example of prefab architecture -- it was also designed not just for the people who reside there, but also for their animals! The owners of the home

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View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

Who wouldn't want to have a spot of afternoon tea at this delightful lime green shipping container cafe overlooking the site of the London 2012 Olympics? Dubbed the View Tube, the eatery and gallery

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The EC* Cocoon is a Bubble Shaped Low Energy Geodesic Home

The EC* Cocoon is a Bubble Shaped Low Energy Geodesic Home

At Inhabitat, we're big fans of architects that take cues from nature, so we were stoked when we spied these bubbly, cocoon inspired homes over at ArchDaily. Designed by Cyril-Emmanuel Issanchou, the EC*

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Virginia Tech’s Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 European Solar Decathlon!

Virginia Tech’s Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 European Solar Decathlon!

This the second time in one year that the team from Virginia Tech has competed with the Lumenhaus. Back at the US Solar Decathlon in October, the team finished 13th overall out of 20 teams with 704

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