Prefab Housing

The European Solar Decathlon Starts Today!

The European Solar Decathlon Starts Today!

Team Inhabitat is currently on-scene in Madrid to bring you coverage of all 19 Solar Decathlon Europe Teams as their sun-powered projects compete to be the world's most efficient solar home. Stay tuned

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Odooproject Prefab by Solar Decathlon Team Hungary Boasts a Ceiling-Integrated Water Cooling System

Odooproject Prefab by Solar Decathlon Team Hungary Boasts a Ceiling-Integrated Water Cooling System

Photovoltaic panels are integrated into the building's facade and rooftop and passive design was executed so well that during the winter, it will be unnecessary to use the air-to-water heat pump that

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Yo Shimada’s Yamasaki House is a Light-Filled Modern Home

Yo Shimada’s Yamasaki House is a Light-Filled Modern Home

The house is divided into two distinct parts: the cement-board-clad ground floor is partially sunken into the ground, while the top part of the building comprises a steel hut and two greenhouse-like

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Bellomo Architects’ Tiny House Arc Prefab Home is Now Available for Order

Bellomo Architects’ Tiny House Arc Prefab Home is Now Available for Order

Inspired by the architects’ Bike Arc design (a modular bike parking system) the House Arc was conceived as a modular housing system for communities in need but is also suited for people interested in

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FAST Is a Surfing Villa Steps Away from The Hague’s Beach

FAST Is a Surfing Villa Steps Away from The Hague’s Beach

With prices starting from €15, FAST provides an affordable accommodation with plenty of "free sunshine, free harbor views and free sea-breeze". Guests are invited to stay at "The Bather", a sleeping

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MONOHEDRON: Andrej Cverha’s Futuristic Prefab Canvas Shelter is Highly Customizable

MONOHEDRON: Andrej Cverha’s Futuristic Prefab Canvas Shelter is Highly Customizable

Cverha has a penchant for flexibility; his TOTO twin lamps, for example, have heads that rotate to create various levels of light. One can also see his obsession with customizable products in his AERO

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Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur offers a variety of outdoor activities, but if the weather's too cold or rainy, a repurposed shipping containers and glass pavilion -- topped by a solar-panels roof -- will kindly shelter

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Berlin’s Secret Garden Is a Green Oasis Full or Fruits and Veggies for the Community to Enjoy

Berlin’s Secret Garden Is a Green Oasis Full or Fruits and Veggies for the Community to Enjoy

One of Berlin's most beautiful assets is its vast amount of green spaces and community gardens, which include Prinzessinnengarten and this spectacular retreat in Tempelhof made from recycled

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Freedomky Prefab House Combines Low Energy with High Design

Freedomky Prefab House Combines Low Energy with High Design

The Freedomky is a low-energy dwelling currently available only in Europe. The first prototype was built on Prague’s Wenceslas Square in 2010 for Architecture Week. These houses are not meant for

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The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Cricket Trailer is a space-age mobile home designed by NASA architect Garrett Finney that packs all of the comforts of a conventional house into one compact package. The units can be outfitted with a

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The Shed is a Simple and Elegant Off-site Prefab Shelter

The Shed is a Simple and Elegant Off-site Prefab Shelter

The Shed is a simple and elegant shelter that celebrates waste-free building through the use of prefabricated components. Made from a standard steel frame, modular walls, roof trusses and battens, this

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All-in-One Ecopak House Incorporates its Own Shipping Container Into its Structure

All-in-One Ecopak House Incorporates its Own Shipping Container Into its Structure

Seattle Architect Matthew Coates, President of Coates Design Architects, has teamed up with Aircraft Structural Engineer James Green of Building Container LLC, to create a container home like no other -

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Coodo’s Stylish Modular Units Can be Combined to Create the Prefab Home of Your Dreams

Coodo’s Stylish Modular Units Can be Combined to Create the Prefab Home of Your Dreams

The Coodo system of modular units includes a multifunctional pavilion, a pergola, a summer kitchen, mobile living units and residential buildings. Whether you need office space, a studio, a yoga pavilion,

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Berlin’s Wagendorf Lohmühle is a Hidden Self-Sufficient Caravan Village

Berlin’s Wagendorf Lohmühle is a Hidden Self-Sufficient Caravan Village

Wagendorf Lohmühle's recycled and hand-made mobile shelters use solar panels to transform the sun's energy into free electricity. Some wagons, like this geometrical wooden one, were built on-site from a

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Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

When the architects at Haworth Tompkins surveyed the site in Snape, Suffolk, the only thing standing was a ruinous brick foundation. The minimum necessary brickwork repairs were carried out before

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Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

The spacious Moreava Cabins are perfect for a group of friends or small family, measuring two square foot each with a 0.5 square foot covered patio area. They were prefabricated on the continent,

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Spain’s First Certified Passive House Cuts Energy Use by 90%

Spain’s First Certified Passive House Cuts Energy Use by 90%

Josep Bunyesc's home consists of a ground floor, first floor and a basement, where the architect has his office. The wooden shelter with solar panels on its facade is orientated to the south to capture

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James & Mau Builds a Modern Blue Home from Four Shipping Containers

James & Mau Builds a Modern Blue Home from Four Shipping Containers

James & Mau's 623 square foot house contains a living room, kitchen, toilet and guest bedroom on the lower floor, and a main bedroom, studio, bathroom and walk-in-closet on the second. A cute balcony

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BANA1N Is a Temporary Shelter Made from 200 Chiquita Banana Crates!

BANA1N Is a Temporary Shelter Made from 200 Chiquita Banana Crates!

Inspired by those living a dynamic and often low budget life, this cool modular shelter can be assembled and disassembled with little effort, and even be setup as a space within a space for some extra

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Greenfab Is Washington’s First LEED Platinum Prefabricated Modular Home

Greenfab Is Washington’s First LEED Platinum Prefabricated Modular Home

Today, Greenfab was awarded LEED Platinum certification by the USGBC for achievement in green homebuilding and design. Greenfab's prefabricated, modular home is the first to be certified LEED Platinum in

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Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will

Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will

Sprout Space is a prefabricated modular classroom designed by Allen Post, an architect in the Atlanta office of Perkins+Will, that offers a high-performance learning environment in a sustainably designed

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Olson Kundig Architects’ Prefab Sol Duc Cabin Rests Lightly on Four Stilts

Olson Kundig Architects’ Prefab Sol Duc Cabin Rests Lightly on Four Stilts

The Sol Duc Cabin is the latest project to come from the office of Inhabitat favorite, Olson Kundig Architects. Located in the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, this small retreat is perfect for taking

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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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Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and an Ikea Philosophy

Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and an Ikea Philosophy

Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares collaborated on Polikatoikea for the Origami Competition to design a new urban infill housing strategy for Porto, Portugal. Their plan is a modular concept that

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Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Robust Outdoor Brands builds their mini-houses with FSC-certified wood and use no glue or harmful chemicals in the process. They can be extended or equipped with an advanced solar ventilation system that

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Bamboo Orchard Subdivision is a Rainbow Colored Modular Housing Development in the Phillipines

Bamboo Orchard Subdivision is a Rainbow Colored Modular Housing Development in the Phillipines

Buensalido+Architects had the goal of creating a housing development that instilled a sense of pride in the owners through improved architectural design and construction quality. Each building features a

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The Ekinoid Project Pod Provides a Prefab Solution to the Global Housing Shortage

The Ekinoid Project Pod Provides a Prefab Solution to the Global Housing Shortage

To adress the growing problems of the 21st century - particularly the housing shortage facing a large percentage the world's population - the Ekinoid Project focuses on creating a self-assembling,

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Casa Cedeira: Spanish Prefab Home Sprouts a Lush Forest Motif on its Walls

Casa Cedeira: Spanish Prefab Home Sprouts a Lush Forest Motif on its Walls

Measuring 525 square feet, Casa Cedeira is located within the eucalyptus forests of Galicia in northwest Spain. It is built from galvanized steel, which gives the house a gorgeous red shine as it gets

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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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The Liina Transitional Modular Shelter Needs No Tools for Assembly

The Liina Transitional Modular Shelter Needs No Tools for Assembly

The building blocks for the Liina Shelter are prefabricated, wooden sandwich panels built from plywood and LVL (laminated veneer lumber) panels with wood-fiber insulation. The panels are lightweight and

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