Prefab Housing

Peaceful Gudrun House in Austria is Made Entirely from Prefab Materials

Peaceful Gudrun House in Austria is Made Entirely from Prefab Materials

The design of Gudrun House is simple and clever; it consists of a large living space, two small bedrooms and an entrance. The home is organized around a central core that contains the bathroom and the

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D*Haus to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign to Develop Shape-Shifting Home and Products

D*Haus to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign to Develop Shape-Shifting Home and Products

D*Haus, the ultra-innovative company behind the the first dynamic house in the world, is set to launch a kickstarter campaign on April 3 to raise funds for the development of their two flagship products,

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Centre Pompidou Mobile: Paris Art Museum Goes Nomad in a Traveling Pop-Up Prefab Space!

Centre Pompidou Mobile: Paris Art Museum Goes Nomad in a Traveling Pop-Up Prefab Space!

Lightweight and easily transportable, Centre Pompidou Mobile is an ephemeral building that is currently touring cities in France. Taking inspiration from the circus, the mobile museum consists of three

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Australia 108: Tallest Skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere Coming Soon to Melbourne

Australia 108: Tallest Skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere Coming Soon to Melbourne

Australia 108 was recently approved by Melbourne's planning commission and will have a total of 108 floors. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018, when it will beat out the Q1 Tower in Gold

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Billboard House: Sign Painter’s Temporary Prefab Home Doubles as a Rooftop Advert in Mexico City

Billboard House: Sign Painter’s Temporary Prefab Home Doubles as a Rooftop Advert in Mexico City

Conceived as a versatile one-room space, the house can be transformed to suit the needs of the artist hired to produce the artwork. The interior is clad with lightweight chipboard panels and comprises a

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Centre Village is a Modular Affordable Micro Housing Complex in Winnipeg

Centre Village is a Modular Affordable Micro Housing Complex in Winnipeg

The lot on which Centre Village was built was at one time an abandoned site in a neglected inner-city neighborhood that was slated to hold just six single-family homes. A zoning change allowed the

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Coastal Solar-Powered Villa F Prefab Soaks Up the Sun in Greece

Coastal Solar-Powered Villa F Prefab Soaks Up the Sun in Greece

The seaside site is framed by an existing natural stone wall that was incorporated into the design. The entryway ducks just under the house through a cutout in the wall and large skylights in the roof

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Claesson Koivisto Rune Debuts Gorgeous Daylit Tind Prefab Houses in Scandinavia

Claesson Koivisto Rune Debuts Gorgeous Daylit Tind Prefab Houses in Scandinavia

Working with Swedish manufacturers Fiskarhedenvillan, Claesson Koivisto Rune designed three bold new homes. There is a single story home clad in bold black panels, a double story version capped with a

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Modularflex Disaster Shelters Pop Up Where They Are Needed Most

Modularflex Disaster Shelters Pop Up Where They Are Needed Most

Anyone who has ever struggled to pitch a tent can attest to how difficult it can be to assemble a temporary shelter. Add the stress of a natural calamity, and every second saved by quick and simple

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Arcgency’s Green-Roofed WFH House is Made From Three Recycled Shipping Containers

Arcgency’s Green-Roofed WFH House is Made From Three Recycled Shipping Containers

Arcgency's WFH House uses three recycled shipping containers as structural supports. The containers are lined with insulation, which is covered with bamboo, effectively concealing the rough-hewn

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H Arquitectes’ Modular Dorm Lets Barcelona Architecture Students Design Their Own Rooms!

H Arquitectes’ Modular Dorm Lets Barcelona Architecture Students Design Their Own Rooms!

Located near the Vallès Architecture School in St. Cugat del Vallès, this new student housing project may likely be home to many an architecture student and we can imagine it will be in high demand. The

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Boxman Studios Doubles Staff to Create More Pop-Up Shipping Container Buildings

Boxman Studios Doubles Staff to Create More Pop-Up Shipping Container Buildings

Boxman Studios was inspired to work with shipping containers during the economic downturn of 2008. They salvaged and bought decommissioned containers from old shipping and storage yards and customized

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Inflatable Bathroom Bubble Pops Up on Any Rooftop for a Truly Serene Soak

Inflatable Bathroom Bubble Pops Up on Any Rooftop for a Truly Serene Soak

The Bathroom Bubble is part of a traveling exhibition called Pop Up My Bathroom, which explores the concept of the modern bathroom through the eyes of top designers.  Bathroom Bubble offers all the

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Carter Williamson’s Flat-Packed Emergency Shelter Debuts in Martin Place in Sydney

Carter Williamson’s Flat-Packed Emergency Shelter Debuts in Martin Place in Sydney

Carter Williamson's Emergency Shelter--also known as "Grid"--is based on a system of a standard 2.4-meter material lengths and truck-load capacity. These standard lengths allow it to be flat-packed and

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Harm Rensink’s Pop-Up Inflatable Spa Gives City Dwellers Health of Body and Peace of Mind

Harm Rensink’s Pop-Up Inflatable Spa Gives City Dwellers Health of Body and Peace of Mind

Harm Rensink's Urban Spa is an experimental space designed to give people in populated cities a space to unwind and relax. The project consists of a translucent plastic bubble that is filled with steam

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Video Interview with Green Home Designer Michelle Kaufmann

Video Interview with Green Home Designer Michelle Kaufmann

At a West Coast Green conference in San Francisco, we were lucky enough to not only get a sneak peek of the Michelle Kaufmann mkLotus prefab house, but also to speak with the designer herself to get the

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Rainbow Prefab Duplex is the First Certified PassivHaus in British Columbia

Rainbow Prefab Duplex is the First Certified PassivHaus in British Columbia

Each home in the Rainbow Passive House Duplex is 1,500 square feet and comes with an unfinished basement, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The home achieves a 90 percent reduction in energy use because

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SMPL Design Studio’s Latest Energy-Efficient Prefab Duplex is Prepped for the Cold in Canada

SMPL Design Studio’s Latest Energy-Efficient Prefab Duplex is Prepped for the Cold in Canada

The YK Duplex 2 was constructed at SMPLy Mod Prefab Homes' factories, which are located north of Edmonton, Alberta. Design was handled by their sister company SMPL Design Studio and developed by

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Michael Maltzan’s Prefab Star Apartments Are Currently Rising in Downtown LA

Michael Maltzan’s Prefab Star Apartments Are Currently Rising in Downtown LA

Located at 6th Street and Maple Avenue along the border of Skid Row, Star Apartments is a new model for urban development. This is the third project by Michael Maltzan for Skid Row Housing Trust after

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Port-A-Bach: A Globetrotting Shipping Container Micro Home on Wheels!

Port-A-Bach: A Globetrotting Shipping Container Micro Home on Wheels!

Portable, secure and comparatively inexpensive, the Port-A-Bach is a home made from a single repurposed shipping container. It can accommodate two adults and two children, and every inch was

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The BEEBOX Mobile Office Pod Creates an Instant Co-Working Space Anywhere

The BEEBOX Mobile Office Pod Creates an Instant Co-Working Space Anywhere

Christophe Veen and Bart de Groot from Buro Beehive designed the BEEBOX to serve as a self-contained workplace. Buro Beehive works to transform underutilized buildings into affordable workspaces for

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Innovative Sprout Space Prefab Classroom On Its Way to the National Building Museum

Innovative Sprout Space Prefab Classroom On Its Way to the National Building Museum

Sprout Space has a threefold mission: to provide healthy, sustainable, and flexible spaces for students to learn. Perkins + Will's design rethinks the issues associated with temporary and modular

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A Prototype of the AbleNook Rapidly Deployable Emergency Modular Living Unit is Now Complete

A Prototype of the AbleNook Rapidly Deployable Emergency Modular Living Unit is Now Complete

AbleNook was designed by Sean Verdecia and Jason Ross as part of an architecture project while at the University of South Florida. The summer-long independent study project turned into a real-world

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Modscape’s Point Leo Prefab is a Bold & Sustainable Seaside Home In Australia

Modscape’s Point Leo Prefab is a Bold & Sustainable Seaside Home In Australia

Modscape's Point Leo Prefab is a 5 bedroom home with 220 sq m (2,368 sq ft) of space. Entertaining and public spaces are located on the ground floor and private rooms are on the upper level. A large open

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Low Energy MZ House in Barcelona Achieves Energy and Cost Efficiency Through Prefab Construction

Low Energy MZ House in Barcelona Achieves Energy and Cost Efficiency Through Prefab Construction

Photo © Rodrigo Díaz-Wichmann In renovations like this one, numerous factors play a huge role in deciding what is renovated, what materials are used, and what construction/design strategies are

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Simpatico Prototype is a Net-Zero Prefab Home in Emeryville, CA

Simpatico Prototype is a Net-Zero Prefab Home in Emeryville, CA

Simpatico Homes is based on a prefab system whereby clients can create a semi-custom home by combining pre-designed modular units. The prototype is a 2-story, 3 bedroom home on a narrow urban infill lot

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Blu Homes Offers Discounts on Prefab Homes for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Blu Homes Offers Discounts on Prefab Homes for Hurricane Sandy Victims

As the East Coast continues its long uphill battle to rebuild, a process which could take a decade, Blu Homes wants to join that effort with quickly-built prefab homes. Using durable materials and energy

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Unity Homes’ New Xyla Prefab Pops Up in Just Three Days

Unity Homes’ New Xyla Prefab Pops Up in Just Three Days

The Unity Home model is broken down into panels, making the materials easy to ship anywhere in simple flat packs. Saving money and carbon emissions, an entire home can be transported in just one shipment.

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The Eames House Sparked New Thinking in Modern Living

The Eames House Sparked New Thinking in Modern Living

The innovative design of the Eames home and studio began in 1945 when Arts & Architecture magazine launched the ambitious Case Study House Program, commissioning progressive-thinking architects of the

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Modern Kenjo Cabin is a Solar-Powered Floating Room For a Family in Sweden

Modern Kenjo Cabin is a Solar-Powered Floating Room For a Family in Sweden

Limmared, Sweden-based prefab builder Kenjo offers up small prefab cabins designed for those needing more space than can be used as a guest house, relaxation space, office, studio or even a floating

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