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Stunning FabLab Passive House Unveiled at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

Stunning FabLab Passive House Unveiled at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

The European Solar Decathlon kicked off this past Friday, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you the world's most stunning sun-powered homes as they go head-to-head in this year's competition. One of

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Germany Unveils Super Efficient IKAROS Solar Decathlon House

Germany Unveils Super Efficient IKAROS Solar Decathlon House

This past weekend marked the launch of the European Solar Decathlon in Madrid, and with the competition halfway through one of our favorite solar-powered residences is the IKAROS House by the University

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The European Solar Decathlon Kicks Off Today – Exclusive Photos!

The European Solar Decathlon Kicks Off Today – Exclusive Photos!

Teams from all over the world have traveled to Madrid with their prefabricated solar-powered houses, and seventeen teams are listed as competitors. Two teams from the USA crossed over the pond to compete

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ASUL’s Modern Prefab Housing System Achieves $100/sq foot

ASUL’s Modern Prefab Housing System Achieves $100/sq foot

This stunning steel-framed modular housing system is set to debut next week at the Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Designed by by Phoenix-based ASUL Adaptable Systems, the prefabricated modular

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Sun-Powered RE:Focus House Set to Shine at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

Sun-Powered RE:Focus House Set to Shine at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

The University of Florida recently unveiled a stunning reinterpretation of a traditional North Florida Cracker House that will be soaking up the sun's rays at the 2010 European Solar Decathlon. The

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D.O.C. Unlimited Prefab House is a Simple and Modern Residence

D.O.C. Unlimited Prefab House is a Simple and Modern Residence

This house, designed by D.O.C. Unlimited, was recently constructed in North Georgia using a system of precast concrete insulated panels. This material choice achieves a good balance between the benefits

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University of Nottingham Unveils Sleek Solar-Powered H.O.U.S.E

University of Nottingham Unveils Sleek Solar-Powered H.O.U.S.E

The University of Nottingham recently unveiled their H.O.U.S.E, a stunning sun-powered home that will be heating up the competition at the European Solar Decathlon, which kicks off this Friday in Madrid.

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Pop Up House is Affordable Prefabulous Green Housing

Pop Up House is Affordable Prefabulous Green Housing

Photography by Avery Meyers The Pop-Up House offers an affordable, eco-friendly, pre-fabricated kit that comes to the building site ready to be built. Unlike other pre-fabricated houses, the Pop-Up

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Skinny Prefab Garden Shed is Just 3 Feet Wide!

Skinny Prefab Garden Shed is Just 3 Feet Wide!

Inspired by Henry David Thoreau's story 'Walden. Or, Life in the woods', German architect Nils Holger Moormann created this super skinny prefab garden shed that measures just 3 feet wide! Part cabin, part

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Prefab Bar Made From Tubs Lights Up the Night

Prefab Bar Made From Tubs Lights Up the Night

Spotted on Arch Daily, this temporary bar was the winning design for the annual Oporto School of Architecture’s bar design competition in Portugal. Diogo Aguiar & Teresa Otto came up with the

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The Crib Prefab Inspired By Traditional American Corn Cribs

The Crib Prefab Inspired By Traditional American Corn Cribs

The Crib prefab is another cool example of a small sustainable structure designed for a backyard residence, studio, or  remote cabi. Inspired by the traditional American architecture of corn cribs, a

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Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Building

Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Building

Exciting news! Construction began this month on what will be the UK's largest straw bale building, which will utilize prefabricated construction and local straw from nearby farmland. The Sutton Bonington

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Armadillo Box Solar-Powered Prefab Gears up For Solar Decathlon

Armadillo Box Solar-Powered Prefab Gears up For Solar Decathlon

Madrid is heating up as university teams from around the world battle their wits against the sun to build net-zero, sustainable homes in this year's European Solar Decathlon. One of our favorite designs

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World’s First Hotel Made of Garbage Rises in Rome

World’s First Hotel Made of Garbage Rises in Rome

Inhabitat reader Joann Plockova writes to tell us about Rome's newest attraction - the world's first hotel made entirely of garbage! The Save The Beach Hotel ain't pretty, but neither will Europe's

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Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

The concept behind Loq•kit homes is the use of modular and interchangeable parts - kinda like Legos for homes. Loq•kit homes were originally conceived by PAF Architecture back in 2003 and they've

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Gorgeous Shipping Container Art Studio in New York

Gorgeous Shipping Container Art Studio in New York

Wow! We knew that shipping containers could be used to build beautiful buildings, but this art studio by MB Architecture in Amagansett, New York is truly gorgeous. The artist had a limited budget of

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Rock and Rollit Modular Housing Unit Rotates to Become Different Rooms

Rock and Rollit Modular Housing Unit Rotates to Become Different Rooms

Students from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany have been experimenting with a very unique new type of modular housing unit. Rollit is a cylindrical experimental house that includes everything you'd

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Beautiful Bamboo Living Houses Take Two Days to Build

Beautiful Bamboo Living Houses Take Two Days to Build

Our fascination with prefab buildings knows no bounds -- but add bamboo to the mix and you've really got our attention. These two beautiful houses in Hawaii were recently built using bamboo as the main

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Blu Homes Releases New Unfolding Balance Home

Blu Homes Releases New Unfolding Balance Home

Blu Homes is making waves in the modular housing world and just today released yet another spectacular energy efficient prefab home. The Blu |Balance home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 16' foot ceilinged

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Shipping Container Cities to Shelter 2 Million Haitians From Hurricanes

Shipping Container Cities to Shelter 2 Million Haitians From Hurricanes

Moreta and his team, Green Container International Aid, have been working non-stop to begin construction on their Container Cities. A pilot project has already begun in Jacmel, which lies along the

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60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

Interface Studio Architects, who gave us the 100K house, is upping the ante in sustainable prefab building by designing a new 72 unit LEED-certified apartment complex in Philadelphia. To be completed this

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Twelve Cubed Mini Prefab Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Twelve Cubed Mini Prefab Home

Could you live in 144 square feet of space? That's what James Stuart of Canada set out to do and in the process created a mini prefab home with all the necessary amenities inside of 12 x 12 foot cube.

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InterModal Design Launches New Prefab Shipping Container Units

InterModal Design Launches New Prefab Shipping Container Units

Although modular by design, shipping container architecture have mostly been executed by individuals or firms on a case by case basis. Now, InterModal Design, a subsidiary of Hive Modular, is changing the

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Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Style

Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Style

Perched upon a mountain a short drive away from Seattle, Washington, the Cantilever House combines a small-scale commercial steel frame with stunning modern styling. According to Anderson Anderson

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OfficePOD: a Prefab Cubicle for your Backyard

OfficePOD: a Prefab Cubicle for your Backyard

Work at home in your own eco-friendly 'office away from the office'.

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Elevated Living’s Hooked Up Eco-Friendly Tree Houses

Elevated Living’s Hooked Up Eco-Friendly Tree Houses

These aren't your granddaddy's treehouses! Elevated Living takes, well, elevated living (as their name implies) to the next level with their souped up green tree homes which feature outdoor living spaces,

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Modern Log Cabin Hidden in a Stack of Wood

Modern Log Cabin Hidden in a Stack of Wood

Image: © Thomas Mayer There are not many building styles more traditional than the log cabin, so it is always refreshing to see a new idea take advantage of the humble tree trunk. It's a bonus when

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Prefabricated Chicken Coop Generates its Own Power

Prefabricated Chicken Coop Generates its Own Power

If humans can have off-grid, prefabricated structures, who says livestock shouldn't get the same eco-treatment. A recent competition held by the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development asked

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World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

US-based Bridge Development, Corp. is behind the design for the Nano Living System and hopes to be able to provide their homes to people around the world in need of adequate housing. The Nano is built

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Element Prefab Housing by MOS Utilizes Fibonacci Growth Patterns

Element Prefab Housing by MOS Utilizes Fibonacci Growth Patterns

MOS Architects' prefab strategy is based around a stereotypical housing unit, the Element, which has a simple cross section. This housing unit can the be combined in an infinite number of ways, but for

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