Prefab Housing

PREFAB HYBRID: Wedge Home By Studio B Architects

PREFAB HYBRID: Wedge Home By Studio B Architects

Not everyone wants to live in a shipping container for the sake of eco-efficiency. That's why homes such as this half-prefab, half-custom -- or prefab hybrid, if you will -- might just be the solution for

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Stillwater Dwellings

PREFAB FRIDAY: Stillwater Dwellings

We all love the idea of prefab homes - the simplicity of ready-made, to-go houses, and yet most of the time when we sit down to really study the plans with respect to our own lives and dreams, there's

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Tiny Portable Paco Unit Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Tiny Portable Paco Unit Home

Generally speaking a home needs to have a place to sleep, eat and groom. Beyond that, everything else is just extraneous. That's why Japanese designers Jo Nagasaka and Schemata Architecture Office teamed

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PREFAB FRIDAY: PLACE Houses

PREFAB FRIDAY: PLACE Houses

This stunning home in Kirkland, Wash. is one in a series of prefabricated homes called PLACE Houses designed by architect Heather Johnston. The home's diverse use of sustainably-sourced materials

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Casa 100K by MarioCucinella Architects

PREFAB FRIDAY: Casa 100K by MarioCucinella Architects

This clustered, multi-unit building is both literally and metaphorically green. Constructed with prefabricated modules that come in various hues of green, the building and each housing unit include a

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BUNNY LANE: Adam Kalkin’s Home Within a Home

BUNNY LANE: Adam Kalkin’s Home Within a Home

We're big fans of architect Adam Kalkin for his quirky and fun home designs, such as the rapidly deploying Push-Button Home and the prefab Quick House. Now we've just spotted another fun Adam Kalkin

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Thailand’s Modular Green Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Thailand’s Modular Green Home

This very interesting prefab home was designed specifically for the Baan Lae Suan Fair, a home and garden expo in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme for the 2008 fair was 'Green Home Effects' -- and the main

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PREFAB FRIDAY: B-Line Small by Hive Modular

PREFAB FRIDAY: B-Line Small by Hive Modular

Part of living lightly on the planet is reducing the square footage of your home and living space. We applaud home designers like Minneapolis-based Hive Modular for presenting a very practical and stylish

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PREFAB FRIDAY: EcoCoon Retreats

PREFAB FRIDAY: EcoCoon Retreats

Lofted high above in the trees, Mathier Collos' EcoCoon retreats are a conceptual design for prefabricated housing. Each of the London-based architect's cocoon-like pod is outfitted with an array of

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Riken Yamamoto’s Ecoms House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Riken Yamamoto’s Ecoms House

Riken Yamamoto's Ecoms House exemplifies a new kind of home economics. Constructed out of aluminum panels, this diminutive 24-foot by 24-foot box demonstrates how economy in size and fabrication can lead

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PREFAB FRIDAY: KT 1.5 from LivingHomes

PREFAB FRIDAY: KT 1.5 from LivingHomes

Building Magazine, a leading resource for home building, joined up with LivingHomes to produce a modern prefab home designed by Kieran Timberlake, the 2008 AIA Firm of the Year. The result of this

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Retreat to an Ewok Eco Sphere in the Trees

PREFAB FRIDAY: Retreat to an Ewok Eco Sphere in the Trees

What if we told you you could own your very own Ewok-meets-Aarnio hanging treehouse? Canada-based Tom Chudleigh creates these bubblicious Free Spirit Eco Spheres that sway amidst the coniferous forests

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Cottage in a Day

PREFAB FRIDAY: Cottage in a Day

With a name like Cottage in a Day, it is easy to imagine relaxing in a serene, forested setting. And these factory-built homes designed by architect Michael Fitzhugh certainly seem to fit that role. With

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Michael Jantzen’s Revolving R-House

Michael Jantzen’s Revolving R-House

Sustainable design superstar Michael Jantzen thrills us again with the oh-so-adaptable R-House. Intended as a vacation home, it is constructed nearly entirely from Accoya, a new 'species' of

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PREFAB FRIDAY: BrightBuilt Barn

PREFAB FRIDAY: BrightBuilt Barn

The BrightBuilt Barn, located in Rockwood, Maine, is one of the super energy-efficient prefab designs of the year. A highly covetable structure, this barn/studio is not only a net-zero house -- meaning it

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Containers Manufactured For Housing

PREFAB FRIDAY: Containers Manufactured For Housing

Shipping container buildings have gained incredible popularity over the last year. And now here is another one to add to the list - the 2+ Weekend House by Jure Kotnik Arhitekt. This mini housing unit is

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DPW Adirondack Chair made from Recycled Roadblocks

DPW Adirondack Chair made from Recycled Roadblocks

Design students Jeffrey Gerlach and Andrew Stanley have instituted an informal furniture catch-and-release program. With just a few steps, they have discovered a way to construct a clever and stylish

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GINGER PREFAB FRIDAY: The Modern Gingerbread House

GINGER PREFAB FRIDAY: The Modern Gingerbread House

For those of you closely following emerging trend of green modern gingerbread houses this holiday season, here is another fabulous ginger design-- but this time, mod-style. A collaboration between Liz

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HOK LEED Platinum Gingerbread House

HOK LEED Platinum Gingerbread House

The competition is ON this year for the greenest gingerbread house! We've already seen Michelle Kaufman's gingerSolaire, which premiered at the beginning of December, but now, HOK has entered the ring

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Greentainer Eco-fied Container Architecture!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Greentainer Eco-fied Container Architecture!

Re-using existing resources and a fabulous design sense combine to create this versatile and easily adaptable piece of container architecture, the Greentainer Project in Gandino, Italy. The Greentainer is

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GINGER PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kauffmann’s GingerSolaire

GINGER PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kauffmann’s GingerSolaire

Ever wonder if you could build a green home and eat it too? Well, do we have a solution for you! Green architect, Inhabitat fave, and baker extraordinaire, Michelle Kauffmann, has once again brought us

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Australian Modscape

PREFAB FRIDAY: Australian Modscape

Australian prefab manufacturer, Modscape, creates contemporary, functional homes out of modular designs that can be arranged in countless configurations, balancing beautiful architecture with sustainable

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Reaction Housing Emergency Shelters

PREFAB FRIDAY: Reaction Housing Emergency Shelters

Emergency shelters have rightly become a fad in the design world. In the aftermath of the hurricanes and other natural disasters in the last few years, it became clear we had a ways to go in providing

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Blu Homes

PREFAB FRIDAY: Blu Homes

Blu Homes is a relative newcomer to the prefab design world. That being said, they are in the midst of two projects that should be completed by Spring 2009. One is in Blue River, Colorado and the other is

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MINI PREFAB: Modern Architecture for Tots

MINI PREFAB: Modern Architecture for Tots

If you're a fan of modern prefab architecture and you're raising rugrats, now you can get your little ones on the prefab mod action with the Mini Modern Prefab Playshed. Part Case-Study home, part

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PREFAB FRIDAY: The Spoorhouse

PREFAB FRIDAY: The Spoorhouse

We often see new home designs at Inhabitat that incorporate advanced technologies, reduce energy use and provide a healthy and safe living environment, but we really enjoy seeing home designs that have

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PREFAB FRIDAY: The KitHAUS K4 Green Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: The KitHAUS K4 Green Home

KitHAUS modular homes have a breezy backyard feel to them-- perfect as a guest house or studio in a lush area of your yard. We've covered KitHAUS modular homes before on Inhabitat: here and here. Early

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Schwimmhaus: The Sustainable Modern HouseBoat

Schwimmhaus: The Sustainable Modern HouseBoat

The Schwimmhaus by German architects Confused-Direction is a green hausboot (oops, house boat) designed to float around or just stay put on the shore. Its modern pre-fab aesthetic sets it aside from most

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Solar Powered Mobile Emergency Response Studio

Solar Powered Mobile Emergency Response Studio

After Hurricane Katrina, Paul Villinski, a well-known New York-based artist, wanted to transport his studio to Louisiana to see the aftermath first-hand and create artwork in response. At the time he

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High-Tech itHouse Prefab by Taalman Koch

High-Tech itHouse Prefab by Taalman Koch

We've been following LA-based Taalman Koch Architects and their development of a systematized method for building sustainable prefab houses for the past few years. Now, a completed itHouse has landed

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