Prefab Housing

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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Solar Mobile Home Liberates Office-Bound Desk Jockies

Solar Mobile Home Liberates Office-Bound Desk Jockies

Today all that nomadic telecommuters need is internet access, a phone, and some strong coffee. Waskman Design Studio's stunning mobile home, designed for Vodafone, has all of those things (except the

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Butterfly Bamboo Homes Are Hope for Thai Orphans

Butterfly Bamboo Homes Are Hope for Thai Orphans

There is nothing we love more than good design meeting up with a good cause. That's why we love this student humanitarian design project on the Thai Burmese border: it combines beautifully designed (and

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Marmol Radziner and Dwell Debut New Skyline Series of Prefabs

Marmol Radziner and Dwell Debut New Skyline Series of Prefabs

Inhabitat favorites Marmol Radziner Prefab and Dwell have teamed together in a joint effort to bring “good design to everyone” with their recently debuted Skyline series of prefabs! Unveiled just this

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Scrap Lab: Furniture Made of Industrial Scraps

Scrap Lab: Furniture Made of Industrial Scraps

Scrap Lab is a group of designers based out of Bangkok's Kasetsart University's Architecture program that creates fun and innovative furniture out discarded industrial scraps. The group makes an eclectic

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Froebe: Gold-Plated Shipping Container Bling Bar

Froebe: Gold-Plated Shipping Container Bling Bar

The world of shipping container architecture just got a little bit more exciting. We recently heard about Froebe, a gold-plated shipping container bar from Linz, Austria which is the latest addition to

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IC Green Container Dwellings Sprout Up in California

IC Green Container Dwellings Sprout Up in California

Inhabitat loves shipping containers, whether from down under or the Great North. These self-contained quadrilateral wonders are the perfect modular building unit; easily transported, super durable, and,

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Daniel Libeskind’s ‘Sustainable’ Prefab

Daniel Libeskind’s ‘Sustainable’ Prefab

Daniel Libeskind's latest creation, The Villa, is a step back from his usual large-scale designs, and an attempt to get his foot into the prefab and sustainability design world. An impressive contemporary

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Sheds For Living: Small Practical Prefab Living Space

Sheds For Living: Small Practical Prefab Living Space

Small houses are the new black right now, and this practical little living space couldn’t be more in vogue. The “Shed,” designed by Manchester-based FKDA Architects, provides all the

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Sustain miniHome debuts the new 12 x 36 California Edition

Sustain miniHome debuts the new 12 x 36 California Edition

It's no secret that we dig Sustain miniHomes. Inhabitat has always appreciated their sustainable spin on the mobile home and have eaten up their eye candy since the beginning. But on this fabulous prefab

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The Sunset Magazine Modern Cottage

The Sunset Magazine Modern Cottage

Known for showcasing the latest innovations in architecture, construction, design, and green-building practices on the West Coast, Sunset magazine’s Idea House program recently debuted its latest

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Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

If you’re looking for unique home accessories that are environmentally friendly and have a clean and elegant design quality, you'll want to check out Corque's new collection crafted with - you guessed

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Modularean Eco Prefab Dollhouse!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Modularean Eco Prefab Dollhouse!

Every week on Inhabitat, we feature the best and the brightest in green prefab-ulous designs-- so when we saw David Baker's stunning, tiny Modularean House, we were excited to see that the joy of prefab

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PREFAB FRIDAY: resPOD from “Down Under”

PREFAB FRIDAY: resPOD from “Down Under”

It's wonderful to see the popularity of prefabricated architecture spreading everywhere, from urban metropolises to pastoral rural settings. resPOD, a conceptual prefab design by Matthew Grace

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Michelle Kaufmann Designs Folds Under Terrible Economy

Michelle Kaufmann Designs Folds Under Terrible Economy

It is with great sadness that we recently learned of the closing of Michelle Kaufmann Designs, one of our favorite green architecture practices and close friends to Inhabitat. The groundbreaking studio

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