Prefab Housing

PUU-BO: BIG Unveils Prefabricated Wood Eco Community for Finland

PUU-BO: BIG Unveils Prefabricated Wood Eco Community for Finland

Inhabitat favorite BIG just unveiled a modern prefabricated eco village that will be constructed in the Finnish city of Kouvola. Dubbed “PUU-BO”, the flexible wooden housing project won first place in

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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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Old Subway Cars Transformed into Cool London Art Studios

Old Subway Cars Transformed into Cool London Art Studios

Located on top of an old brick warehouse in Shoreditch, London, Village Underground provides affordable studio space for young artists (around 15 pounds per week). The subway cars act as working spaces

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Faberhaus Pavilion: Tiny, Off-Grid Eco Cottage For Nature Lovers

Faberhaus Pavilion: Tiny, Off-Grid Eco Cottage For Nature Lovers

This compact little dwelling unit comes complete with everything you might need, including a full kitchen, dining area, bathroom, living and a loft bedroom. Accessed via a ladder, the loft is large enough

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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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Build a Modern Green House With Lindal Cedar Homes

Build a Modern Green House With Lindal Cedar Homes

Image © Bridgette Meinhold Lindal's building system for custom homes follows a clear step-by-step process that is aided by your local Lindal dealer. After contacting your local dealer, you'll be given

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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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Lightweight Steel Study House II Shines on the Dutch Waterscape

Lightweight Steel Study House II Shines on the Dutch Waterscape

The home is designed for the urban life as well as the open landscape. The street-facing side of the Steel Study House II is designed for privacy, with operable shades and louvered windows that minimize

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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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Nine Square Feet Cabin Is a Fully Functional and Frugal Micro Home

Nine Square Feet Cabin Is a Fully Functional and Frugal Micro Home

Nine is the magic number for the amazingly small, but functional mini cabin proposed by Michael Janzen. Just long enough to sleep in and tall enough to stand in, the cabin is placed on a lightweight

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Nano Rescue House Provides Flexible Emergency Housing

Nano Rescue House Provides Flexible Emergency Housing

We've seen a lot of prefab homes designed for emergency habitation, but the Nano Rescue House is one of the most thoughtful designs we've seen yet. Each Nano can nearly double the living space by using a

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Utrecht’s Rainbow Shipping Container Dorms Are a Work of Art

Utrecht’s Rainbow Shipping Container Dorms Are a Work of Art

Photos © Oopsfotos While we've seen other shipping container student housing before, Utrecht's version is slightly different because the containers themselves seem to have been modified further

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Minimalist Shipping Container House is an Artist’s Dream

Minimalist Shipping Container House is an Artist’s Dream

The Container House was designed by M2ATK for an artist client who asked for the ground floor to be a living room and kitchen, the second level to be the bedroom and the top floor to be a studio in which

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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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Fantastic Flat-Pack Prefab Cabins by Form and Forest

Fantastic Flat-Pack Prefab Cabins by Form and Forest

Form and Forest is the brainchild of brothers Jeff and Ryan Jordan, where Jeff owns and runs a prefab manufacturing company in the Calgary area and Ryan is an industrial designer. The designs for the

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Gorgeous Green Homes From Turkel & Lindal Cedar Homes

Gorgeous Green Homes From Turkel & Lindal Cedar Homes

The Dwell Homes Collection is a partnership between Turkel Design, who designs the homes and Lindal Cedar Homes, who assembles the materials and delivers them to the site of the home. Like all Lindal

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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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2 Nest Village is a Cluster of Shaded Prefab Homes for El Paso

2 Nest Village is a Cluster of Shaded Prefab Homes for El Paso

To make construction faster, more sustainable and more affordable, all of the rectangular units will be prefabricated and have common dimensions. Going along the same thought process, the other

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Lindal Homes: Reinventing the A-Frame Into a Modern Green Home

Lindal Homes: Reinventing the A-Frame Into a Modern Green Home

The classic A-Frame cabin is a familiar sight that has come to symbolize the joys of owning a vacation home for many Americans. Popularized in the 1960's, this architectural style found mass appeal

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Dwelle’s Super Minimalist Prefabs Make Small Living Swell

Dwelle’s Super Minimalist Prefabs Make Small Living Swell

UK-based Dwelle has unveiled a brilliant set of prefabs that illustrate how small living is the new way to live big. With a tiny footprint (the bigger of the two is 253 sq. feet), understated modern

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Lindal Homes: Reinventing the A-Frame as a Modern Green Home

Lindal Homes: Reinventing the A-Frame as a Modern Green Home

The story behind Sir Waltar Lindal ("Sir" is the translation of his given Icelandic name, Sculi) and his company Lindal Cedar Homes, is fascinating. After Lindal spent time in the Canadian Army during

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Smart House Eco Prefab Showcases Smart Danish Design

Smart House Eco Prefab Showcases Smart Danish Design

The Danish firm Valbaek Borup Architects has brought to market this fresh prefab home that perfectly balances contemporary design with eco-friendly features. The white-clad home displays classic Danish

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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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Michelle Kaufmann Launches New Zero Series Prefab Homes!

Michelle Kaufmann Launches New Zero Series Prefab Homes!

The line consists of three new models, the Ridge0™, the Vista0™ and the Contours0™, which range in size between 422sf and 2643sf. The Contours0™ and the Vista0™ have interior and exterior rooms

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E.D.G.E Home Beautifully Balances Form with Function

E.D.G.E Home Beautifully Balances Form with Function

The E.D.G.E. home features a simple footprint with a fully-integrated design that fits a lot of living space into a compact package. The glass on both sides creates a sense of transparency, projecting the

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Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

The Dune Hotel is a prefab modular idea that is intended to fill urban niches and go where the action is. Emerging Brazilian Architect Guilherme de Vasconcelos wants us to take a look at those unused

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The L41 Prefab Home Packs a Whole Lot into a Tiny Space

The L41 Prefab Home Packs a Whole Lot into a Tiny Space

The goal of the designers of the home is that it will eventually be able to be mass-produced much like a car and become very affordable with economies of scale. At 220 sq ft, the studio packs in built-in

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Prefab Emerges In India with the Luxe Hara Villa

Prefab Emerges In India with the Luxe Hara Villa

Pinakin Patel, a designer who first got his start creating picture frames in Mumbai, has released a new prefab luxury villa for India. The Hara Villa is a one bedroom retreat that can be erected anywhere

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Alec Farmer’s Microhouse Replica

Alec Farmer’s Microhouse Replica

Reader Alec Farmer sent us this brilliant pic of his replica of Ken Isaacs' 8' Microhouse. Alec built it himself and is planning to live in it - off grid - for 1 year in Glasgow, Scotland to learn more

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German IKAROS House Takes the Lead at Solar Decathlon!

German IKAROS House Takes the Lead at Solar Decathlon!

If you've been reading Inhabitat, you know we've been following the European Solar Decathlon as intensely as much of the world is following the World Cup right now. With just one day left until winners

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