by , 09/12/05

Dwell, Prefab

In a move destined to make prefab lovers drool, Dwell Magazine has just announced the launch of an exclusive collection of custom-designed, modern prefabricated homes. The publication has teamed up with Empyrean International LLC (formerly Deck House), Resolution: 4 Architecture, and Lazor Office to create The Dwell Homes by Empyrean.

“One of the major obstacles prefab has faced,” said Dwell Editor-in-Chief Allison Arieff, “has been effective collaboration among designers, manufacturers, and clients. This partnership brings together experienced parties across that spectrum, all of whom are passionate about and committed to prefab’s potential. As a result, we’re able to offer the public not one but three beautifully designed, highly functional, and eminently livable homes.”

The three designs are featured in the Fifth Anniversary issue of Dwell, which hits newsstands Tuesday, September 20.

The three designs will be Charles Lazor’s Flatpak House, Joel Turkel’s Next House, and Resolution 4: Architecture’s Dwell Home design, which won Dwell’s Home Design Invitational competition in 2003.

Though prices will vary based on size and local labor costs, the average cost of a 2,500 square foot Dwell Home is estimated to range between $175-$250 per square foot. The Dwell Homes will launch at a series of kick-off events throughout the fall, so check the site for details.

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  1. Inhabitat » PREFA... September 28, 2007 at 4:54 am

    […] sustainable style on the brain. Though Res4 has been producing prefab concepts for years, from the Dwell Home to their Mountain Retreat, we’ve never been able to see real live photos of real live […]

  2. Andreas Paulsen October 9, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    Prefab is geting interesting. Why big? What’s between Metro-Shed and “Big”? Is there anything? I would like to see more “container” ideas. 1,2,3,4 container (qty) models, all possibilities on interlocking and stacking with less re-work on the container itself. Maybe connection modules (clear-sunroom) for light and doors, stairs.

  3. Lydia Chacon January 24, 2006 at 1:27 am

    Love your houses and want to get involved in newsletters and all type of info you have that I can find… Im from Costa Rica in Central America and my dream is to build a home like that , I have a property in which I want build a house like this ones…Love your site.. THANKS!!!

  4. Joel Costantino December 16, 2005 at 2:45 am

    I wish to build a new lake house on Santa Fe Lake in Alachua County, Florida. The new construction must meet all federal, state, and local codes. The winning bidder must meet all environmental requirements. The structure will face East. For further details contact joelc@fdt.net with your specific credentials and links.

  5. louis henry November 29, 2005 at 5:59 pm

    Yesterday MSN posted an article about your home designs. On it was a smaller one story building that was cubic with a large glass opening at one end. I have searhed all of your web pages and can not find any information about that building. Could you please tell me if that is also a design that will be offered by your company and if so were I can find out more information about it. Thank You

  6. Cheng Ao November 24, 2005 at 9:00 am

    Could Prefab Housing be made for higher floors, may be 5 to 6 floors?? In that case, it would be good for market in China, where land is scarce. Besides, how could we lower the cost of the prefab housing.

  7. Al Sharpton November 14, 2005 at 9:17 pm

    I was under the mistaken impression that Dwell was conducting a contest to award a free flatpak home to a contest entrant. It would seem that was just BS, as months have passed with no mention of a winner.

  8. ron September 23, 2005 at 2:38 am

    prefab is supposed to make modern houses affordable? they all cost over $400,000 and that doesn’t include the land that they need to sit on. so dwell and the rest should just can the crap about modern for the masses.

  9. Shelley Kieran September 15, 2005 at 3:59 pm

    Hi there,
    Thanks for the post from your friends at Dwell! Just wanted to point out that you have misspelled one of the architect’s names…it’s Joel Turkel as opposed to Joel Turkle.
    Any chance you could correct that?
    Again thanks forthe post.
    Shelley Kieran
    Director of Communications
    Dwell magazine

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