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MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright

MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright meets modern day prefab in the stunning Mod.Fab home, developed by students at Taliesin West in collaboration with their Dean Victor Sidy and Inhabitat favorite Jennifer Siegal. The

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The Mod Green CUBE Restaurant Is Now Open For Reservations in Milan

The Mod Green CUBE Restaurant Is Now Open For Reservations in Milan

The concept of The Cube was to create a lightweight restaurant that could easily be assembled and disassembled in order to travel around Europe and find a new location on top of important monuments

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Super Low-Cost Mima Prefab Homes are Modeled After Minimalist Japanese Architecture

Super Low-Cost Mima Prefab Homes are Modeled After Minimalist Japanese Architecture

In addition to its glazed shell, the prefab Mima package comes complete with a handful of extra plywood panels that can be used to erect additional walls according to each person's taste. These walls can

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Ice Cube Raps About the Eames and Going Green 1949-Style

Ice Cube Raps About the Eames and Going Green 1949-Style

While rapper Ice Cube is certainly known for his lyrical stylings, what you may not know is that he studied architectural drafting before he got big. He also has a deep appreciation for design - and he

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Self-Sufficient Thessaloniki Piers Pavilions Are Topped With Shiny Solar Orbs

Self-Sufficient Thessaloniki Piers Pavilions Are Topped With Shiny Solar Orbs

The Thessaloniki Water Transport system makes use of four piers (Eleutheria Square, Megaro, Aretsou, Perea) around the Greek city to pick up and drop off ferry passengers. Giannikis SHOP proposed a

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Artists Convert Cargo Container Into a Giant Working Guitar!

Artists Convert Cargo Container Into a Giant Working Guitar!

CargoGuitar consists of eight giant steel strings stretched across the interior of the container in a half-twist design. The horizontal bar at one end of the strings holds them in place and frames the

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Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

The new dormitories expanded the undergraduate accommodations by 30% back in 2009. The dorms are built around a shared commons and linked by a shaded arcade. Each building has its own dining facility -

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The Enchanting Portugal TreeHotel is an Experiment in Prefab Micro Design

The Enchanting Portugal TreeHotel is an Experiment in Prefab Micro Design

Although the TreeHotel is tiny, cutouts in the timber shell give it an airy, light-filled expansiveness. The inside bedroom is accessed by a small ladder that also leads to a roof, which doubles as a deck

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Blu Homes Unveils Its First Newly Redesigned Glidehouse on Puget Sound

Blu Homes Unveils Its First Newly Redesigned Glidehouse on Puget Sound

The Glidehouse is one of the first contemporary prefab designs intended to be “plug-and-play”. Unfortunately, the promise of high design with the convenience of pre-manufacturing grabbed a lot of

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Bjarko|Serra Architects Create a Modern and Green Backyard Cottage

Bjarko|Serra Architects Create a Modern and Green Backyard Cottage

Bjarko|Serra Architects’ modern backyard cottage is a 800 s.f. mini-dwelling created in response to a recent zoning code change in Seattle to create more density. Dubbed the DADU (detached accessory

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The Oostvaarders: A Cliff-Like Nature Center Clad in Geometric Prefab Panels

The Oostvaarders: A Cliff-Like Nature Center Clad in Geometric Prefab Panels

In order to best teach visitors about the preserve, the center is situated at a spot where the various landscapes - land, water, forest and fields - meet. From the inside, guests can look out onto the

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Awesome Mobile Prefab Coffee Platform is a Rapid Prototyped Way to Get Your Morning Caffeine

Awesome Mobile Prefab Coffee Platform is a Rapid Prototyped Way to Get Your Morning Caffeine

Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. donated a generous supply of Alpolic, which is a unique aluminum composite material, to the studio in hope that the students could explore it and come up with innovative uses.

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INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

We love the work of Jennifer Siegal's Office of Mobile Design, and our very own Emily Pilloton had the opportunity to talk to her in person about green architecture and her prefab designs. One of her

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Stillwater Dwellings Finishes Soaring Butterfly Roof Prefab Home In Santa Barbara

Stillwater Dwellings Finishes Soaring Butterfly Roof Prefab Home In Santa Barbara

Located in a private setting with views of the Santa Ynez mountains, the 1,600 sq ft home has a 320 square-foot garage and a courtyard deck that expands the living space outdoors. Eco-friendly materials

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Sustainably Built Swamp Huts Light Up Like Glowing Lanterns in the Forest

Sustainably Built Swamp Huts Light Up Like Glowing Lanterns in the Forest

Keith Moscow and Robert Linn's initial concept for the Swamp Huts was perpetually rethought and reinvented over nearly two decades. The project has in fact been reincarnated as an Architecture for

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Prefab Bar Made From Tubs Lights Up the Night

Prefab Bar Made From Tubs Lights Up the Night

Spotted on Arch Daily, this temporary bar was the winning design for the annual Oporto School of Architecture’s bar design competition in Portugal. Diogo Aguiar & Teresa Otto came up with the

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Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Style

Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Style

Perched upon a mountain a short drive away from Seattle, Washington, the Cantilever House combines a small-scale commercial steel frame with stunning modern styling. According to Anderson Anderson

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SCI-Arc & CalTech Join Forces to Compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon

SCI-Arc & CalTech Join Forces to Compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon

The 2011 Solar Decathlon is over a year and a half away, but teams around the world are already gearing up for the hottest competition in sustainable building. A brand new union has formed between the

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Daniel Libeskind’s ‘Sustainable’ Prefab

Daniel Libeskind’s ‘Sustainable’ Prefab

Daniel Libeskind's latest creation, The Villa, is a step back from his usual large-scale designs, and an attempt to get his foot into the prefab and sustainability design world. An impressive contemporary

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Sustain miniHome debuts the new 12 x 36 California Edition

Sustain miniHome debuts the new 12 x 36 California Edition

It's no secret that we dig Sustain miniHomes. Inhabitat has always appreciated their sustainable spin on the mobile home and have eaten up their eye candy since the beginning. But on this fabulous prefab

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Müvbox Fast Food Shipping Container Restaurant

Müvbox Fast Food Shipping Container Restaurant

Fast Food Nation meets Shipping Container Nation in a brilliant concept that not only looks amazing, but probably tastes just as good. The Müvbox is a new concept, which recently emerged from Montreal,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Modularean Eco Prefab Dollhouse!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Modularean Eco Prefab Dollhouse!

Every week on Inhabitat, we feature the best and the brightest in green prefab-ulous designs-- so when we saw David Baker's stunning, tiny Modularean House, we were excited to see that the joy of prefab

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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: $75,000 Clayton “I-house”

PREFAB FRIDAY: $75,000 Clayton “I-house”

We love this prefab home because it’s extremely energy efficient and affordable coming in at under $75,000 for the smaller model and under $94,000 for the larger model. Clayton Homes, the largest

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PREFAB: Playful Office Building Planned for Amsterdam

PREFAB: Playful Office Building Planned for Amsterdam

A new project in the city of Amsterdam recently received approval: a 22-unit office building designed by Allard Architecture that will use prefabricated concrete "matchboxes." The office building is

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PREFAB FRIDAY: European Influenced Hangar Prefabs

PREFAB FRIDAY: European Influenced Hangar Prefabs

We love covering prefab homes here on Inhabitat because we think prefab is an amazingly efficient, promising and innovative way of building houses, and we find this especially true with these Hangar

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PREFAB FRIDAY: The Annie Residence

PREFAB FRIDAY: The Annie Residence

This modern and warm prefab home is a stunning example of the beauty and quality you can achieve through the efficiency of prefab construction.. Inspired by multiple cultures, this eye-catching design by

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PREFAB FRIDAY: CitizenM Hotels

PREFAB FRIDAY: CitizenM Hotels

Prefabricated design welcomes the weary traveler at CitizenM Hotels, where luxury accommodations are available at economical prices thanks to the streamlined production of the modular units that make up

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PREFAB FRIDAY: PLACE Houses

PREFAB FRIDAY: PLACE Houses

This stunning home in Kirkland, Wash. is one in a series of prefabricated homes called PLACE Houses designed by architect Heather Johnston. The home's diverse use of sustainably-sourced materials

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PREFAB FRIDAY: BrightBuilt Barn

PREFAB FRIDAY: BrightBuilt Barn

The BrightBuilt Barn, located in Rockwood, Maine, is one of the super energy-efficient prefab designs of the year. A highly covetable structure, this barn/studio is not only a net-zero house -- meaning it

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