Prefab Housing

Plus Energy FOLD House by Solar Decathlon Team DTU Can Be Erected in Multiple Configurations

Plus Energy FOLD House by Solar Decathlon Team DTU Can Be Erected in Multiple Configurations

To the team from Denmark that is presently working around the clock to finish the Fold House in time for the official SDE 2012 opening, sustainability entails a collective mindset that requires a sense of

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Team Roma’s Solar-Powered Med in Italy Prefab Has Amazing Thermal Properties

Team Roma’s Solar-Powered Med in Italy Prefab Has Amazing Thermal Properties

Combining hi and lo technology to create a comfortable powerhouse suitable for the Mediterranean climate, team Roma focused a lot of attention on Med in Italy's thermal massing. Being a more eco-friendly

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Preparing Your Home for Green Certification

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Preparing Your Home for Green Certification

Our Green Guide to Prefab series has explored a number of considerations that need to be made when planning for a prefab home, from siting to personal style to financing and loans. But how do you

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Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

Treehouse is a prefab housing system developed to provide flexible and efficient living. Built entirely from wood, Treehouse is based on sustainability and modularity. As families needs grow over time, so

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Method Homes Completes Traditional Craftsman-Style Doe Bay Prefab Cottage on Orcas Island

Method Homes Completes Traditional Craftsman-Style Doe Bay Prefab Cottage on Orcas Island

The Cottage Series developed from a collaboration between San Juan Islands-based Studio 29 and Seattle prefab manufacturer, Method Homes. Studio 29 was trying to come up with a more sustainable way to

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RWTH Aachen University’s Counter Entropy Solar Decathlon House is Made From Recycled CDs!

RWTH Aachen University’s Counter Entropy Solar Decathlon House is Made From Recycled CDs!

Designed for a couple without children, Counter Entropy is almost completely open save for the bathroom, which is slightly set apart on the northern side. A large cantilevering roof made of seven prefab

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Odooproject Prefab by Solar Decathlon Team Hungary Boasts a Ceiling-Integrated Water Cooling System

Odooproject Prefab by Solar Decathlon Team Hungary Boasts a Ceiling-Integrated Water Cooling System

Photovoltaic panels are integrated into the building's facade and rooftop and passive design was executed so well that during the winter, it will be unnecessary to use the air-to-water heat pump that

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Freestone Astonyshine Solar Decathlon House by Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a High Performance Prefab

Freestone Astonyshine Solar Decathlon House by Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a High Performance Prefab

Of the numerous projects we have already reviewed ahead of the Solar Decathlon's official opening next week, the Astonyshine has been the easiest to navigate so far. Their website is super clear and

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Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House is a Low-Impact Bioclimatic Dwelling

Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House is a Low-Impact Bioclimatic Dwelling

Landes Maritime Pine is the main material that was used for the construction of the Sumbiosi prefab by Team ABC. Not only is it readily available, but it also has excellent thermal qualities that help to

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Miller Hull Partnership and Habitat for Humanity Build ‘The House of the Immediate Future’ for Anniversary of Seattle’s World’s Fair

Miller Hull Partnership and Habitat for Humanity Build ‘The House of the Immediate Future’ for Anniversary of Seattle’s World’s Fair

Miller Hull is no stranger to progressive, sustainable projects for clients that need and deserve good design. Both David Miller and Robert Hull spent time in the Peace Corp before continuing on with

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Bellomo Architects’ Tiny House Arc Prefab Home is Now Available for Order

Bellomo Architects’ Tiny House Arc Prefab Home is Now Available for Order

Inspired by the architects’ Bike Arc design (a modular bike parking system) the House Arc was conceived as a modular housing system for communities in need but is also suited for people interested in

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Rocio Romero LV Prefab Homes Open For Tours in Pope Valley and Pacifica, CA in September

Rocio Romero LV Prefab Homes Open For Tours in Pope Valley and Pacifica, CA in September

Rocio Romero's LV prefab homes are a celebration of glass, light, steel as well as a simple, uncluttered and eco-friendly design. They are manufactured in Missouri into a kit of parts, which are flat

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Romania’s Prefab PRISPA Solar Decathlon House Produces 20% More Energy Than it Uses

Romania’s Prefab PRISPA Solar Decathlon House Produces 20% More Energy Than it Uses

This is the first time that Romania will compete in the Solar Decathlon competition, so it's exciting that they were bold enough to go for a low-impact approach. Their building materials consist of

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Transparent F3 House by Koh Kitayama Looks Like a Daylight-Filled Industrial Greenhouse

Transparent F3 House by Koh Kitayama Looks Like a Daylight-Filled Industrial Greenhouse

Photo © Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd The F3 House resembles a three-story industrial greenhouse. The glazed outer shell of the house is supported by a steel framing system and finished with glass panels

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MONOHEDRON: Andrej Cverha’s Futuristic Prefab Canvas Shelter is Highly Customizable

MONOHEDRON: Andrej Cverha’s Futuristic Prefab Canvas Shelter is Highly Customizable

Cverha has a penchant for flexibility; his TOTO twin lamps, for example, have heads that rotate to create various levels of light. One can also see his obsession with customizable products in his AERO

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Solar-Powered Brazilian Ekó House is a Modular Smart Home with a Composting Toilet

Solar-Powered Brazilian Ekó House is a Modular Smart Home with a Composting Toilet

Constructed out of pre-stressed wood panels, the Ekó House from Brazil has a modular veranda system that not only respects the Brazilian tradition of having both private and open spaces, but also

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ECOLAR: Germany’s Modular European Solar Decathlon House has a Rooftop Power Plant

ECOLAR: Germany’s Modular European Solar Decathlon House has a Rooftop Power Plant

Even though ECOLAR is a veritable solar powerhouse, that hasn't prevented the team from Germany from maximizing the home's energy efficiency. Why waste energy, even if it is renewable, right? Enriched

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Prefabricated BF House Floats Above the Landscape of Castellón Province in Spain

Prefabricated BF House Floats Above the Landscape of Castellón Province in Spain

The house is organized around a central courtyard. With part of it buried into the slope and supported by an existing stone terrace, the rest is left hovering over the steep terrain. The landscape

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Prefab M-velope Retreats Shift and Slide into a Bevy of Fun Shapes

Prefab M-velope Retreats Shift and Slide into a Bevy of Fun Shapes

Comprised of several different pre-fabricated sections, M-velopes are prefabricated and shipped just about anywhere in the world and bolted on-site. The complexity of the structure varies according to

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Otto Ng’s Robotic Wallbot Walls Automatically Move to Adapt to Your Lifestyle

Otto Ng’s Robotic Wallbot Walls Automatically Move to Adapt to Your Lifestyle

Wallbot mobile walls can communicate among themselves. By applying scientific research in collective intelligence to architectural design, artist and architect Otto Ng has created a kinetic wall system

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Beachaus II is a Smart LEED Platinum Home in White Rock, British Columbia

Beachaus II is a Smart LEED Platinum Home in White Rock, British Columbia

Designed to take advantage of the available light, the home maximizes privacy and views of the bay. With over 2,000 square feet of living space, Beachaus II includes three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Building Your Green Prefab Home on Budget

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Building Your Green Prefab Home on Budget

In the last two articles of our Green Guide to Prefab series, we showed you the best way to build a prefab home that suits your lifestyle and makes the most of your building site. In our latest article,

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of the Mobile Home and Its Influence on the Modern Prefab

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of the Mobile Home and Its Influence on the Modern Prefab

Last month we kicked off our Green Guide to Prefab series with an article exploring the history of prefabricated housing. Now we’re back with another article in this series to take a look at mobile

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PHOTOS: Marmol Radziner’s Hidden Valley Prefab For Sale in Moab, Utah

PHOTOS: Marmol Radziner’s Hidden Valley Prefab For Sale in Moab, Utah

This 2,500 sq ft Marmol Radziner prefab home was originally built back at the end of 2006. The custom home was built for an active couple on a 100-acre site outside of Moab, Utah. The site is surrounded

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Prefab Infiniski Menta House Features Steel Shutters Shaped Like Mint Leaves in Spain

Prefab Infiniski Menta House Features Steel Shutters Shaped Like Mint Leaves in Spain

The Infiniski Menta House was originally conceived as a holiday home for clients in the Tarragon countryside. As such, energy-efficiency and compact design were essential components of the brief. James

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World’s First Solar Kiosk Now Open For Business in Ethiopia

World’s First Solar Kiosk Now Open For Business in Ethiopia

Demand for electricity in developing countries is on the rise, but without a reliable electric grid or even access to power, other solutions have to be developed. Luckily, developing countries can now

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Berlin’s Secret Garden Is a Green Oasis Full or Fruits and Veggies for the Community to Enjoy

Berlin’s Secret Garden Is a Green Oasis Full or Fruits and Veggies for the Community to Enjoy

One of Berlin's most beautiful assets is its vast amount of green spaces and community gardens, which include Prinzessinnengarten and this spectacular retreat in Tempelhof made from recycled

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WG3′s Hypercubus Micro Hotel is a Tiny Home Tilted Towards the Sky

WG3′s Hypercubus Micro Hotel is a Tiny Home Tilted Towards the Sky

A new concept for a mobile hotel, the Hypercubus sits on the edge of almost any landscape - as well as on the edge of itself. The designers envision the units used for the tourism industry and for

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Freedomky Prefab House Combines Low Energy with High Design

Freedomky Prefab House Combines Low Energy with High Design

The Freedomky is a low-energy dwelling currently available only in Europe. The first prototype was built on Prague’s Wenceslas Square in 2010 for Architecture Week. These houses are not meant for

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