Prefab Housing

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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London’s Deptford Cafe Transforms an Old Train Carriage Into an Eco Eatery

London’s Deptford Cafe Transforms an Old Train Carriage Into an Eco Eatery

Weighting 35 tons, the South East Trains' carriage made its way from Essex to Deptford on Valentine’s Day 2008 and was beautifully restored into what is today the Deptford Cafe. Serving delicious home

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Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Read-Nest is a pre-fabricated structure, so no noise, scrap materials, wood dust or builders are necessary to build it. The tiny wooden box could land in any garden, forest or even an urban terrace,

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Team Florida’s Solar Decathlon FLeX House Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Hot Climates

Team Florida’s Solar Decathlon FLeX House Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Hot Climates

The FLeX House is a carefully considered design for hot, humid climates that creates a comfortable, efficient interior environment through the use of photovoltaics, passive design, and shading techniques.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Affordable Re_Home is Prepped for Natural Disaster Recovery

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Affordable Re_Home is Prepped for Natural Disaster Recovery

This year, a strong focus was placed on affordability and Team Illinois worked hard to minimize costs where possible through the use of materials. They estimate the final cost of the Re_home, which

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C3 Chicago Prefab is a Cost-Effective and Sustainable Urban Housing Solution

C3 Chicago Prefab is a Cost-Effective and Sustainable Urban Housing Solution

The C3 is a three-bedroom, three-bath house located in an urban setting and is surrounded by other houses. The 2,039 sq ft, two-story home enjoys a small yard and garden, as well as an internal and very

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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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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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Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessities of Modern Living

Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessities of Modern Living

‘HomeLessHome’ is a small home composed of rough frames that was built entirely from standard parts and materials like scaffolding pipes, bright red shipping containers, and waterproof plastic mesh,

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The New Norris House Brings a 21st Century Sustainable Model for Living to Tennessee

The New Norris House Brings a 21st Century Sustainable Model for Living to Tennessee

At the time, Norris was considered innovative and a model for modern and efficient living. The town was encircled by a greenbelt for use by the residents and the homes all had electricity -- something

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The Solar-Heated Adaptahaus is the UK’s First Affordable Green Prefab Home

The Solar-Heated Adaptahaus is the UK’s First Affordable Green Prefab Home

Alan Dawson had a dream to provide energy-efficient, low-carbon prefabricated housing that is also affordable. With significant support from his local council and a variety of materials and construction

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PHOTOS: Stacked Recycled Shipping Containers Create a Fantastic Info Point for Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: Stacked Recycled Shipping Containers Create a Fantastic Info Point for Copenhagen Design Week

Made from locally sourced recycled shipping containers, the Information Point at Kvæsthusmolen (by The Royal Danish Playhouse) is the perfect place to find out how to navigate Copenhagen Design Week.

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