Prefab Housing

LivingHomes Delivers KieranTimberlake Prefab in Orange County

LivingHomes Delivers KieranTimberlake Prefab in Orange County

LivingHomes had the honor of building the first LEED Platinum certified home in the US, and now they're on schedule to deliver the first LEED Platinum certified home in Orange County. The new

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Hive Modular Unveils New X-Line 003 Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Hive Modular Unveils New X-Line 003 Home

Hive Modular recently unveiled a brand new pre-fabulous house chock full of eco-friendly materials and lots of high-tech home system controls. Situated in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, the new X-Line 003 is

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Creating Cylindrical Prefab Homes From Renovated Grain Silos

Creating Cylindrical Prefab Homes From Renovated Grain Silos

If pop art were to cross paths with prefab housing, the result would likely look this Warhol-worthy prefab home. Designed by Austin + Mergold, A-House-In-A-Can is a single-family residence built in the

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Garden Sheds Are an Explosion of Architectural Experimentation

Garden Sheds Are an Explosion of Architectural Experimentation

Mark Twain had a garden shed; he called it "the loveliest study you ever saw…octagonal with a peaked roof, each face filled with a spacious window…perched in complete isolation on the top of an

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Prefab Sustainable Housing Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Prefab Sustainable Housing Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are known for their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low cost -- making them a practical and sustainable option for affordable housing. Last year, South

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Icelandic Prefabricated Home To Remember Summer Days By

Icelandic Prefabricated Home To Remember Summer Days By

As the winter winds begin to blow, we'd thought we say one last goodbye to the things of summer by featuring Icelandic architectural firm Glama-Kim Architects' modern, modular, eco-friendly summerhouses

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Modular Passiv-Haus Concept Offers Customizable, Net-Zero Home

Modular Passiv-Haus Concept Offers Customizable, Net-Zero Home

This prefab concept house, Mini40, comes out of Austria and has a slant towards the increasingly popular Passiv-Haus design method, which promotes a very tight and low-energy design. Hailing from

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Team California’s Refract House Currently Leading Solar Decathlon!

Team California’s Refract House Currently Leading Solar Decathlon!

We're excited to report that as of today Team California is in 1st place at the Solar Decathlon competition going on right now in Washington DC with their stunning Refract House! Just moments ago, they

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WEST COAST GREEN 2009: Day 1 Roundup

WEST COAST GREEN 2009: Day 1 Roundup

Each year, West Coast Green brings together the largest conference on green innovation for the built environment with leading sustainable businesses and an eclectic group of green technology and exciting

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Tiny Sheds Do More For Less

Tiny Sheds Do More For Less

There's a tiny shed subculture growing, and you may find one sprouting in your own backyard. This prototype from Modern Cabana showed up recently at a San Francisco garden store, which also hosted a Tiny

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Ultra Adaptable Green Horizon Prefab Debuts at West Coast Green!

Ultra Adaptable Green Horizon Prefab Debuts at West Coast Green!

Today is the first day of West Coast Green, and this year's showhouse is a stunner! Designed by San Francisco-based Green Horizon, the self-sustaining prefab home is an immediately deployable emergency

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Shipping Containers Transform Warehouse Into Office Space

Shipping Containers Transform Warehouse Into Office Space

After finding an affordable and convenient warehouse space in the industrial section of Santa Ana, Orange County, local printing company MVP decided to turn part of their premises into an office space.

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BREAKING NEWS: Blu Homes Acquires Michelle Kaufman Prefab Designs

BREAKING NEWS: Blu Homes Acquires Michelle Kaufman Prefab Designs

An exciting new development in the world of prefab designs happened today, when Blu Homes, an East coast prefab home designer, announced that they had acquired the assets of mkDesigns, Michelle Kaufman's

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Parasitic Homes Take Root On Empty Walls

PREFAB FRIDAY: Parasitic Homes Take Root On Empty Walls

As more people filter into the city, open land to build on will become more and more scarce, and we may have to use every available bit of space we can, including empty bare walls, bridge pylons, and

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Portable buBbLe House Pops Up in a Snap

Portable buBbLe House Pops Up in a Snap

The real estate bubble may have burst, but we've found a better, more sustainable bubble to get into: The buBbLe Prototype! This inventive housing alternative is the result of a design collaboration

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Shelter No 2: An Affordable Prefab Pod

Shelter No 2: An Affordable Prefab Pod

Pod living is becoming a new trend in prefab design -- small houses carefully designed to contain everything you need to sustain yourself in a small space. Broisson Architects of Naucalpan, Mexico has a

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Baumraum’s Froschköenig Treehouse

Baumraum’s Froschköenig Treehouse

Sitting atop thin steel stilts, the Froschköenig Treehouse conjures up ideas of a space pod just landed among a canopy of trees. Designed by well-known treehouse designer and manufacturer, Baumraum, the

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Prefabricated Shelters Offer a Jungle Eco-Retreat

Prefabricated Shelters Offer a Jungle Eco-Retreat

Sitting among the canopy of a jungle forest near Yelapa, Mexico, these V-Houses by Heinz Legler are quite possibly an eco-adventurer's paradise. The treehouse-like structures are lofted 16 feet above the

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Lumenhaus – Virginia Tech’s Smart Solar House

Lumenhaus – Virginia Tech’s Smart Solar House

We're getting excited about this year's Solar Decathlon and love Virginia Tech's zero-energy, smart house. Lumenhaus -- which is a combination of Lumen, meaning power of light, and Haus, which is a

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Habitat 67: Montreal’s Prefab Pixel City

Habitat 67: Montreal’s Prefab Pixel City

Canadian architect Moshe Safdie designed and built this extraordinary experimental housing complex made up of modular concrete units for the 1967 World Expo in Montreal. Named Habitat 67, the apartment

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T-Tree: A Towering Community of Prefab Pixel Homes

T-Tree: A Towering Community of Prefab Pixel Homes

Appearing as a cross between a Tokyo capsule hotel and a pixellated prefab treehouse, the T-Tree housing community offers residents the opportunity to live among the clouds. One of 20 incredible finalists

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Carred d’Etoiles: A Prefab Under the Stars

Carred d’Etoiles: A Prefab Under the Stars

If you're tired of boring ho-hum hotels and looking for a new sort of vacation experience, look into these cute little prefabs accommodations by Carre d'Etoiles, based in France. The cube-shaped mini

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Prefabricated Igloo Satellite Cabin Withstands Extreme Weather

Prefabricated Igloo Satellite Cabin Withstands Extreme Weather

Wannabe Eskimos looking for an updated version of the familiar ice dome will feel at home in the Igloo Satellite Cabin, a pre-fabricated remote shelter designed to withstand sub-zero temperatures, high

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The Citadel: Europe’s First Floating Apartment Complex

The Citadel: Europe’s First Floating Apartment Complex

The Dutch have been fighting the rising and falling tides for centuries, building dikes and pumping water out of areas that are below sea level. Now, rather than fight the water infiltrating their land,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Bicycle Rack-Inspired Modular Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Bicycle Rack-Inspired Modular Home

This curvaceous modular home by Palo Alto architect, Joseph Bellomo, is joining the ranks of affordable, modular housing. Dubbed the House Arc, Bellomo was inspired to create the home after the success of

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Form Meets Function in Modular Concrete Home

Form Meets Function in Modular Concrete Home

Whether you think form follows function or function follows form, the Pentimento House proves that form and function can work gracefully together. An elegant and contemporary version of the Lincoln Log

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ADEX: Futuristic PreFab for Modular Off-Grid Living

ADEX: Futuristic PreFab for Modular Off-Grid Living

ADEX is a system for building self-sufficient prefabricated pod houses that are capable of adapting to different sites while meeting the changing needs of their inhabitants. The modular eco houses are

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Modern Swiss Prefab with a Tilting Wood Frame

Modern Swiss Prefab with a Tilting Wood Frame

Set against the rocky forms of the L’Ardévaz mountains, the Zufferey House both complements and contrasts its surroundings with a poised position that makes it appear like a rock teetering slightly

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Reclaimed Space Prefab Sold on Ebay for $75K

Reclaimed Space Prefab Sold on Ebay for $75K

The fabulous Dwell on Design Show in LA last weekend showcased some amazing new products and home designs, like the organic 'Solar Ivy', and the Mormal Radziner Skyline Prefab Series. Even more exciting

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Marmol Radziner Prefab’s Hollywood Hybrid Takes Shape in the Hills

Marmol Radziner Prefab’s Hollywood Hybrid Takes Shape in the Hills

Pre-built homemakers extraordinaire, Marmol Radziner Prefab were in the news this week once again introducing their newest custom prefab home. High up in the hills above Los Angeles sits the new

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