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Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

At Inhabitat, we love compact, modern designs that take advantage of efficient prefabricated building techniques, and Ruby Sketch's shipping container home certainly caught our eye with its sleek form

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SMPLy Mod Prefab Prototype Home Lands in British Colombia

SMPLy Mod Prefab Prototype Home Lands in British Colombia

The prefab home builder designed, fabricated and installed the two story house in just 9 weeks this past fall. Located on a derelict subdivision lot, the home was built on a concrete pier foundation

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Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Easily transported and installed in almost any environment, the Sliding Hubs system was designed for flexibility in housing. Each square box is completely prefabricated and includes structural stability,

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Team Tidewater’s Solar Decathlon Unit 6 is an Efficient Prototype for a Multi-Family Residence

Team Tidewater’s Solar Decathlon Unit 6 is an Efficient Prototype for a Multi-Family Residence

The team took inspiration for its design from the arts and crafts-style homes found throughout the center-city neighborhoods of Norfolk, Virginia. Craftsman style lines, windows and decor put this home in

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The Hummer House: A Better Use For Hummers As Prefab Housing

The Hummer House: A Better Use For Hummers As Prefab Housing

Designed for the Prefab 20/20-An Open Ideas International Competition 2009, the Hummer House is an exploration into the potential uses of the soon to be extinct monster SUV. HplusF researched the Hummer's

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Hemp House: South Africa’s Most Sustainable Home Made From An “Illegal Narcotic”

Hemp House: South Africa’s Most Sustainable Home Made From An “Illegal Narcotic”

Tony Budden and his partner Duncan Parker aimed to give the Hemp House the lightest carbon footprint possible, but had to import most of the materials since South Africa lacks a domestic supply of hemp

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Sunset Idea House: Hybrid Architecture’s Yellow Shipping Container Home Shows Off Small Space Living

Sunset Idea House: Hybrid Architecture’s Yellow Shipping Container Home Shows Off Small Space Living

Hybrid Architecture has been working on a series of shipping container modular building systems, which they call Cargotecture®. Relocatable, adaptable and compact, these modular homes can be used for

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LABhaus Completes Low-Energy Modern Luxury Prefab In New Jersey

LABhaus Completes Low-Energy Modern Luxury Prefab In New Jersey

The New Jersey LABhaus was built using five, factory-built modules to achieve a super tight and high performance envelope. You may be impressed to hear that the home boasts polyurethane SIP walls (R40),

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LivingHomes Completes 3 Unit Ray Kappe-Designed Multi-Family Residence in Los Altos

LivingHomes Completes 3 Unit Ray Kappe-Designed Multi-Family Residence in Los Altos

The Santa Monica-based company, LivingHomes, contracted Ray Kappe and Kieran Timberlake to design their prefabulous homes. The Los Altos project is Kappe's first multi-family residence and includes

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Casa Garoza: Spanish Prefab Prototype is Designed to Grow Over Time

Casa Garoza: Spanish Prefab Prototype is Designed to Grow Over Time

In 2010 Herreros Arquitectos completed the industrialized prototype for their growing house, which focuses on resource efficiency, recycling and sustainability. During the first phase of construction 4

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Crossbox: Beautiful Modular Container Home in France

Crossbox: Beautiful Modular Container Home in France

CGARCHITECTES designed and built this stunning “Crossbox” house composed of four prefabricated containers in Brittany, France. The modern residence is clad in a low-maintenance material for a

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Zuiderzeeweg: Modular Student Housing Block Can be Moved to a New Location

Zuiderzeeweg: Modular Student Housing Block Can be Moved to a New Location

The student housing project is made up of high-quality, modular housing blocks that are stacked on top of each other to form six block buildings. The five-story buildings are arranged along with grass

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Blu Homes Announces That Its Prefab Houses Save Homeowners 50-70% in Energy Costs

Blu Homes Announces That Its Prefab Houses Save Homeowners 50-70% in Energy Costs

Blu Homes modular houses significantly outperform Energy Star rated homes, which save 20 percent compare to conventional homes.

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Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

The 3 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath home includes non toxic and environmentally friendly materials for good indoor air quality. Recycled and local materials were sourced extensively and existing concrete from the

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Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Callebaut's Coral Reef proposes building an artificial pier on seismic piles in the Caribbean Sea. Modular duplexes built according to Passive House standards would be added into the housing matrix as

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Leftover T-Wall Barricades Could Provide Modular Housing For Iraqi Families

Leftover T-Wall Barricades Could Provide Modular Housing For Iraqi Families

T-walls could easily transition to become the side walls of one story homes, with the wide base buried underneath the ground acting as a foundation. The 12 ft T-Walls (also called Texas Walls) would then

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AbleNook: Flat Pack Modular Prefab Units That Come Together In A Snap

AbleNook: Flat Pack Modular Prefab Units That Come Together In A Snap

AbleNook's design is based on identical and universal aluminum structural insulated panels (SIPs) that clip together without the use of any tools. The main structural members, like the floor joists and

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Blocks House: Because Slums Need Prefab Modular Homes Too

Blocks House: Because Slums Need Prefab Modular Homes Too

Here's a concept Prince Charles may want to look into for his new eco slum community - Blocks House, a modular and prefabricated housing system designed especially for impoverished areas. With over 1

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Elegant Japanese Cottages Stacked and Staggered Like Shipping Containers

Elegant Japanese Cottages Stacked and Staggered Like Shipping Containers

The hotel is located on the seaside of Yokohama where the cottages were staggered randomly on the site, giving the resort as a whole an organic look. Not much has been done to the land where the cottages

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Slumtube: Affordable Housing Made From Shipping Pallets!

Slumtube: Affordable Housing Made From Shipping Pallets!

Schnetzer and Gregor built upon what they learned from constructing modular pallet houses, improving upon their original design to make it even more affordable. In previous designs, the pallets were used

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The Modules: LEED Silver Modular Housing At Temple University

The Modules: LEED Silver Modular Housing At Temple University

The five-story building located right next to Temple University's main campus includes a ground floor parking garage, a bike garage, and a maintenance station topped with four stories of apartments and a

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Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio

Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio

The Origin series comes in three different sizes – 24 feet, 36 feet and 48 feet long, and has a number of different options for floorplans, including two bedroom homes, mother in-law apartments, media

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Ambiente Modular Housing Made from Recycled Glass

Ambiente Modular Housing Made from Recycled Glass

The Ambiente Housing System is an eco-friendly method for building modular homes from waste glass. The composite material that makes up the homes is virtually indestructible and resists mold, fire,

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Belles Townhomes: SF’s First LEED Platinum Multi-Family Housing

Belles Townhomes: SF’s First LEED Platinum Multi-Family Housing

LivingHomes collaborated with Kieran Timberlake to design the seven townhomes for the Presidio, making this their first foray into building multi-family residences. The project was developed by Forest

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Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

Since Rotterdam has a rather vast container port, sourcing the modular elements for the Adaptable Tower would be made even more sustainable since the containers would not have to be trucked from afar. The

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Landhouse: A Sloping Prefab Home Complete with Meadow Roof

Landhouse: A Sloping Prefab Home Complete with Meadow Roof

A LANDHOUSE can be customized with as many green features as the homeowner wants. The basic structure is very well insulated, but sustainability can be improved upon by installing ground source energy,

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Gridded Modular Eco Home in the Hills Outside Sao Paulo

Gridded Modular Eco Home in the Hills Outside Sao Paulo

The Grid House sits on a parcel of land where walking paths converge, leading away to the jungle and off towards hill tops with views. This protected little valley comprises about 16 acres and it is the

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v100 Mod Box: the Next Generation in Prefab Design

v100 Mod Box: the Next Generation in Prefab Design

The v100 Mod Box system is based on 10 ft x 10 ft x 10 ft boxes that can be assembled into any shape to create practically any structure - from a home to an office, studio, or they could even be grouped

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One+ Modular Prefab Homes Are Like Legos for Adults

One+ Modular Prefab Homes Are Like Legos for Adults

One+ was designed by architect Lars Frank Nielsen of Danish firm ONEN Design, and is a modular housing system that could be used as an office, studio, extra bedroom, guest house or even expanded to be a

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