Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: Jennifer Siegal’s ShowHouse


Jennifer Siegal has received much acclaim for her prefab structures that combine a clean modern aesthetic with seamlessly integrated environmentally-friendly materials and technologies. Now, the design details of her pioneering prefab concepts can be seen first hand at the Showhouse, completed in August and located in Venice, California. The Showhouse serves as a showroom and prototypical “model home” for her Office of Mobile Design, which offers prefab homes at reasonable prices, starting at about $240 per square foot.

More than just green and modern, the Showhouse demonstrates Siegal’s commitment to merging responsible design with new technologies and luxurious details. Her prefab designs utilize green technologies such as tankless water heaters, radiant heat ceiling panels, and translucent polycarbonate sheets, balanced with high-end amenities like the iPort integrated sound system, Boffi kitchens, and Duravit bathrooms. The Showhouse offers a space to see the functionality of these elements first hand, as well as Siegal’s application of materials such as Kirei board, bamboo, and coconut palm flooring.

Jennifer Siegal is one of the speakers at the upcoming Dwell on Design conference, which we wil be attending and covering in Palm Springs from December 1-3. We can’t wait to hear more about her current and upcoming projects.

+ Office of Mobile Design

+ Dwell on Design Palm Springs


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  1. Richard Andrew Bustos September 25, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    The Design is just amazing.

    very modern and contemporary.

    This is a look into the future!

  2. Hazel July 31, 2007 at 11:48 am

    I love it too ^^! It’s a very sensible living space!!! I’m doing a study in Jennifer Siegal’s work.

  3. Inhabitat » NEW Y... January 2, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    […] Jennifer Siegal’s Office of Mobile Design has conceptualized and built some of the greenest and most innovative prefab architecture to date- from single family homes and schools to the recent completion of her ShowHouse (shown here). […]

  4. Inhabitat » PREFA... December 14, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    […] We love the work of Jennifer Siegal’s Office of Mobile Design, and at this past weekend’s Dwell On Design conference in Palm Springs, I had the opportunity to talk to her in person about green architecture and her prefab designs. The recent completion of her ShowHouse serves as a great example of efficiently and effectively executed prefab construction combined with a seamless integration of green materials and technologies. […]

  5. Ed Hill December 12, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    I was wondering if I could stack two units for a narrow in an urban setting. I was invisioning a single story-first floor and a one or two unit. Thanks for any information.

  6. Peggy Farabaugh December 8, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    Hi Emily-
    Thanks for highlighting this product. I wonder if Jennifer designs for cold weather environments?

    Peggy Farabaugh
    Fine Furniture from Sustainable Sources

  7. Jennifer Siegal December 4, 2006 at 1:05 am

    Anton and Rachel,
    Thank you both for your interest in our work at Office of Mobile Design – and the enthusiastic responses.
    Our ‘green’ prefab buildings are built in California and delivered to your site.
    Please contact me at with any specific questions.
    Jennifer Siegal

  8. Rachel MacLean December 1, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    I love the aesthetic of this design. Please let me know more about this architect and her work.

  9. Anton Self November 30, 2006 at 1:04 pm

    I love it!

    How can I get one?

    Best wishes,

    Halifax, Canada

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