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The Coconut Lodge: a Tiny Prefab Home Made from Recycled Palm Wood in Hong Kong

The Coconut Lodge: a Tiny Prefab Home Made from Recycled Palm Wood in Hong Kong

Harvested from plantations that procure income for millions of people, coconut wood is a sustainable product par excellence. The cycle of coconut production, felling, processing and re-plantation,

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Shipping Container Home Pops Up in NY

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Shipping Container Home Pops Up in NY

Founder, Michael de Jong came up the idea for the MEKA after years of building luxury homes in Belize, hiring Jason Halter and Christos Marcopoulous for the design. Michael states, "Many prospective

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Robots Built This Peanut-Shaped Geometric Building From 243 Prefab Wood Panels

Robots Built This Peanut-Shaped Geometric Building From 243 Prefab Wood Panels

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall is located in the picturesque town of Gmünd, Stuttgart. It was designed to showcase current developments in computational design and robotic fabrication for

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We Talk With Tracen Gardner of Reclaimed Space About Prefab Building & Salvaging Materials

We Talk With Tracen Gardner of Reclaimed Space About Prefab Building & Salvaging Materials

Why did you start Reclaimed Space? Tracen Gardner: The job came about because I’ve always been in the construction business. I had a ranch that was remote, and I questioned how I was going to be able

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Wind and Water Bar is Made Almost Entirely of Bamboo in Viet Nam

Vo Trong Nghia’s Wind and Water Bar is Made Almost Entirely of Bamboo in Viet Nam

In contrast to the café, the bar is an enclosed whole that is accessible via stepping stones connecting it to the shore. The structural dome is 10m high, spanning 15m across. The main frame is built from

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Studio G Architects Unveils Modular Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, MA

Studio G Architects Unveils Modular Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, MA

Studio G Architects recently completed the design and construction of the Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, MA. By stretching the technology and capabilities of permanent modular construction, the

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XPIRAL’s Renovated Nautical Club in Spain Looks Like a Ship Under Construction

XPIRAL’s Renovated Nautical Club in Spain Looks Like a Ship Under Construction

The project is consistent in one major way – it is based on prefabricated elements that can be dismantled at any time (dry construction). These are completed with compact cellulose panels, cellular

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Garrison Architects’ Koby Cottage is a Beautiful Prefabricated Woodland Retreat

Garrison Architects’ Koby Cottage is a Beautiful Prefabricated Woodland Retreat

The Koby Cottage was designed by Garrison Architects for a boarding school for troubled teens in order to allow families to visit with their children in a private, domestic setting surrounded by nature.

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Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

The illustrious Cocoon_FS pavilion was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. Fifteen original base modules were designed and a total of 220 modules were

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The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Strawbale Building

The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Strawbale Building

Make Architects was not only responsible for the design of the new science facility, but also the larger masterplan for the Sutton Bonington campus. The facade of the building is made up of repetitive

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BiebBus: Amazing Dutch Children’s Library Pops Up Inside a Shipping Container

BiebBus: Amazing Dutch Children’s Library Pops Up Inside a Shipping Container

Traditionally, portable library buildings would park at schools to offer kids the opportunity to check out books. Since many of the old Dutch town roads are so narrow, a new idea came to Architect Jord

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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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The eP: Studio Prefab Pops-up in Venice, CA

The eP: Studio Prefab Pops-up in Venice, CA

PieceHomes' modular prefab eP: Studio recently popped up in Venice, CA, and the process of placing it is almost as cool as the studio itself. The single-piece prefabricated upper level was trucked

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Tent Made From Inflated Airbags is a Prefab Pneumatic Gallery

Tent Made From Inflated Airbags is a Prefab Pneumatic Gallery

A new prefab pneumatic gallery made entirely from inflatable airbags was unveiled last month by Dutch Artist Lamber Kamps at Istanbul Design Weekend. Inside the inflatable tent was a collection of Kamp's

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Fun PreFab Gym Built from Containers in Just Three Days!

Fun PreFab Gym Built from Containers in Just Three Days!

The students of the Dunraven School located in South London are enjoying a huge new prefab gym that took only three days to erect! Designed by architecture firm Scabal as the world's first gym of its

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Everything You Need to Know About Green Building From Tetris

Everything You Need to Know About Green Building From Tetris

The Tetris video may be a tongue-in-cheek shot at grim Soviet-era buildings, but the imagery it conjures is one of a rich and vivid future for our built environment. The concept is clear -- you can build

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PREFAB FRIDAY: resPOD from “Down Under”

PREFAB FRIDAY: resPOD from “Down Under”

It's wonderful to see the popularity of prefabricated architecture spreading everywhere, from urban metropolises to pastoral rural settings. resPOD, a conceptual prefab design by Matthew Grace

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Greentainer Eco-fied Container Architecture!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Greentainer Eco-fied Container Architecture!

Re-using existing resources and a fabulous design sense combine to create this versatile and easily adaptable piece of container architecture, the Greentainer Project in Gandino, Italy. The Greentainer is

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