Prefab Housing

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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PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann’s mkHearth

PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann’s mkHearth

We always love seeing hot designers come out with their next hit-- and Michelle Kaufmann's new mkHearth is the latest in must-have prefab design. The home pushes the principles of green building, as her

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Innovative Desert Architecture from Binary Design Studio

Innovative Desert Architecture from Binary Design Studio

Desert living has long been characterized as a lifestyle that requires considerable intervention to be sustainable. Still, at least one team of architects and designers believes that the secret to living

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The Origami-Inspired Folding Bamboo House

The Origami-Inspired Folding Bamboo House

Ming Tang's beautiful origami-inspired Folded Bamboo Houses are intended to be used as temporary shelters in the aftermath of an earthquake. Brilliant in their simplicity, the geometric shelters are

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PHILLY PREFAB EXHIBIT: A Clean Break

PHILLY PREFAB EXHIBIT: A Clean Break

This week our Prefab Friday radar went crazy when it detected A Clean Break’s green, prefab neighborhood in the City of Brotherly Love, hosted by Minima Gallery as a part of

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Werner Sobek’s Modular Homes

PREFAB FRIDAY: Werner Sobek’s Modular Homes

German engineering has long been heralded as innovative and forward-thinking. And with the help of German innovator, acclaimed architect and structural engineer, Werner Sobek, the ingenuity also appears

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PREFAB FRIDAY: BURST*008 at MOMA

PREFAB FRIDAY: BURST*008 at MOMA

Imagine if your house came delivered to you in over a 1,000 precisely-cut jigsaw-like pieces. This is the idea that New York-based, Jeremey Edmiston of System Architects and Douglas Gauthier of Gauthier

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Recycled Shipping Container Harbinger House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Recycled Shipping Container Harbinger House

Recycled shipping containers are becoming more and more popular as a viable sustainable building material, and this year's West Coast Green show house highlights this growing trend. The showroom highlight

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SG Blocks Container House Debuts at West Coast Green

SG Blocks Container House Debuts at West Coast Green

West Coast Green kicked off this morning and we're excited to reveal this year's stunning show house: the SG Blocks Harbinger prefab! Composed of five recycled shipping containers, the home features a

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Cellophane House by KieranTimberlake

PREFAB FRIDAY: Cellophane House by KieranTimberlake

Environmentally-savvy and forward-thinking architecture firm KieranTimberlake Associate has high hopes of bringing customized prefabricated homes to the masses starting with their new Cellophane House. 

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The Lifepod: Yurt of the Future for the Modern Nomad

The Lifepod: Yurt of the Future for the Modern Nomad

If the idea of escape seems all the more enticing now that the rest of the world is caught in the back-to-school rush, here's another amazing prefab remedy for your wanderlust. Escape to the beach, the

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70ºN Arkitektur’s Mobile XBO Prefab

70ºN Arkitektur’s Mobile XBO Prefab

The allure of prefab living resides somewhere between its packed-and-parceled, ready-to-go nature, and its scaled-down simplicity. Fully realizing both of these aspects, 70ºN Arkitektur's XO Mobile

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Tom Kundig’s Mobile Rolling Huts

PREFAB FRIDAY: Tom Kundig’s Mobile Rolling Huts

Part pre-fab home and part RV, Tom Kundig’s mobile home 'Rolling Huts' are a tribute to the simplicity of rural Romanticism, much like their predecessor the Delta Shelter. While the Delta Shelter was

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TRAVELODGE HOTEL MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS

TRAVELODGE HOTEL MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Travelodge recently opened a hotel in Uxbridge, England that is constructed entirely from prefabricated shipping containers. The completed design uses eighty-six containers of various sizes that were

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The Great Debate Over Housing Plans

The Great Debate Over Housing Plans

Earlier this summer we introduced you to Freegreen and their efforts to bring green prefab design to the masses. Recently Lloyd Alter from treehugger conducted an excellent interview with David Wax from

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Rincon 5

PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Rincon 5

Earlier this summer the brains at Marmol Radziner and Associantes revealed a sleek series of “accessory buildings” including their new Rincon 5 prefab. The clean-lined guest unit features an excellent

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Unpacking the prefabs at MOMA!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Unpacking the prefabs at MOMA!

For those of us not fortunate enough to attend the MOMA's recent Home Delivery exhibition, Scribe Media has assembled an excellent video that takes an in-depth look at five of today's cutting-edge

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Sean Godsell’s Gorgeous Glenburn House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Sean Godsell’s Gorgeous Glenburn House

Wandering through the Australian Hills north of Melbourne, it would be easy to miss this deceptively simple, yet elegant house nestled into the surrounding countryside. But once you have reached this

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HOM LIFESTYLE: The Whole Green Prefab Package

HOM LIFESTYLE: The Whole Green Prefab Package

Often overshadowed in the prefab debate by their sexier cousin, the modular home, manufactured homes are not usually synonymous with sustainability or style. Until now, that is. Introducing HOM

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Method Home’s Completed Cabin!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Method Home’s Completed Cabin!

As summer hits its stride and the allure of the outdoors arrives we’re happy to report that Method Home’s modern wood wonder has blossomed into a beautiful home. If it seems like a short while

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