Prefab Housing

D.O.C. Unlimited Prefab House is a Simple and Modern Residence

D.O.C. Unlimited Prefab House is a Simple and Modern Residence

This house, designed by D.O.C. Unlimited, was recently constructed in North Georgia using a system of precast concrete insulated panels. This material choice achieves a good balance between the benefits

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University of Nottingham Unveils Sleek Solar-Powered H.O.U.S.E

University of Nottingham Unveils Sleek Solar-Powered H.O.U.S.E

The University of Nottingham recently unveiled their H.O.U.S.E, a stunning sun-powered home that will be heating up the competition at the European Solar Decathlon, which kicks off this Friday in Madrid.

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Pop Up House is Affordable Prefabulous Green Housing

Pop Up House is Affordable Prefabulous Green Housing

Photography by Avery Meyers The Pop-Up House offers an affordable, eco-friendly, pre-fabricated kit that comes to the building site ready to be built. Unlike other pre-fabricated houses, the Pop-Up

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Skinny Prefab Garden Shed is Just 3 Feet Wide!

Skinny Prefab Garden Shed is Just 3 Feet Wide!

Inspired by Henry David Thoreau's story 'Walden. Or, Life in the woods', German architect Nils Holger Moormann created this super skinny prefab garden shed that measures just 3 feet wide! Part cabin, part

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The Crib Prefab Inspired By Traditional American Corn Cribs

The Crib Prefab Inspired By Traditional American Corn Cribs

The Crib prefab is another cool example of a small sustainable structure designed for a backyard residence, studio, or  remote cabi. Inspired by the traditional American architecture of corn cribs, a

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Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

The concept behind Loq•kit homes is the use of modular and interchangeable parts - kinda like Legos for homes. Loq•kit homes were originally conceived by PAF Architecture back in 2003 and they've

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Rock and Rollit Modular Housing Unit Rotates to Become Different Rooms

Rock and Rollit Modular Housing Unit Rotates to Become Different Rooms

Students from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany have been experimenting with a very unique new type of modular housing unit. Rollit is a cylindrical experimental house that includes everything you'd

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Blu Homes Releases New Unfolding Balance Home

Blu Homes Releases New Unfolding Balance Home

Blu Homes is making waves in the modular housing world and just today released yet another spectacular energy efficient prefab home. The Blu |Balance home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 16' foot ceilinged

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60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

Interface Studio Architects, who gave us the 100K house, is upping the ante in sustainable prefab building by designing a new 72 unit LEED-certified apartment complex in Philadelphia. To be completed this

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Holyoke Cabin is a Beautiful Shipping Container Home

Holyoke Cabin is a Beautiful Shipping Container Home

Holyoke Cabin is an excellent example of an elegant, efficient use of shipping containers to create a cozy cabin off the grid. Two used shipping containers, obtained for $800 apiece, serve as the starting

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InterModal Design Launches New Prefab Shipping Container Units

InterModal Design Launches New Prefab Shipping Container Units

Although modular by design, shipping container architecture have mostly been executed by individuals or firms on a case by case basis. Now, InterModal Design, a subsidiary of Hive Modular, is changing 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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Modern Log Cabin Hidden in a Stack of Wood

Modern Log Cabin Hidden in a Stack of Wood

Image: © Thomas Mayer There are not many building styles more traditional than the log cabin, so it is always refreshing to see a new idea take advantage of the humble tree trunk. It's a bonus when

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Element Prefab Housing by MOS Utilizes Fibonacci Growth Patterns

Element Prefab Housing by MOS Utilizes Fibonacci Growth Patterns

MOS Architects' prefab strategy is based around a stereotypical housing unit, the Element, which has a simple cross section. This housing unit can the be combined in an infinite number of ways, but for

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From Bauhaus to HUF HAUS: Energy Efficient Prefab Homes

From Bauhaus to HUF HAUS: Energy Efficient Prefab Homes

German company HUF HAUS is offering gorgeous green houses to the masses by bringing Bauhaus style to factory-made green homes. The company's signature post-and-beam construction allows for big open

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Stackable Mobile Home Tower Takes Portable Housing to New Heights

Stackable Mobile Home Tower Takes Portable Housing to New Heights

In todays wireless world, why are our apartments still tied to a location? In this building concept, Felipe Campolina combines the eco-friendly aspects of green design and mobility of a trailer all within

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FabCab: A Most Fabulous Timberfame Prefab Cabin

FabCab: A Most Fabulous Timberfame Prefab Cabin

It’s another prefabulous day, this time with the help of the FabCab, short for “Fabulous Cabin”. This cute timberframe home made its debut at the 2010 Seattle Home Show and is more of a

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Sustainable Prefab Pied-a-Terre by Office of Mobile Design

Sustainable Prefab Pied-a-Terre by Office of Mobile Design

Inhabitat has long followed the innovative work of prefab pioneer Jennifer Siegal; from country schools to mod beach houses. This time, the Office of Mobile Design has ventured inland to install its

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Stacked Shipping Container Medical Complex in Sudan

Stacked Shipping Container Medical Complex in Sudan

Designed by Italian firm, Tam Architecture, the idea for the complex was conceived when the architects noticed the leftover containers lying around the construction site and wanted to reuse them. Using

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Prototype for the House Arc Modular Home Unveiled

PREFAB FRIDAY: Prototype for the House Arc Modular Home Unveiled

We love prefab designs, but we love seeing them come to life even more! Last July, we brought you renderings for the House Arc, a bicycle rack-inspired modular home designed by Joseph Bellomo, and now

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell’s Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes

PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell’s Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes

Straw bale construction is both sustainable and remarkably energy efficient, and its organic nature can create some incredibly beautiful homes. But this building technique is not for everyone, nor every

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TOP GREEN ARCHITECTURE STORIES OF 2009!

TOP GREEN ARCHITECTURE STORIES OF 2009!

It's been a big year for green architecture and a landmark decade for green building awareness. Ten years ago, most people thought green building was still some hippy-dippy exercise in building

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Arctic Mobile Unit Keeps North Pole Visitors Warm

Arctic Mobile Unit Keeps North Pole Visitors Warm

Living in a land filled with perpetual snow, we can only imagine that Santa Claus has some special magic to keep him and all his elves warm all year. For the rest of us, a stay in the North Pole requires

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Creating Cylindrical Prefab Homes From Renovated Grain Silos

Creating Cylindrical Prefab Homes From Renovated Grain Silos

If pop art were to cross paths with prefab housing, the result would likely look this Warhol-worthy prefab home. Designed by Austin + Mergold, A-House-In-A-Can is a single-family residence built in the

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Germany’s Solar Coated surPLUShome Wins Solar Decathlon!

Germany’s Solar Coated surPLUShome Wins Solar Decathlon!

The final results just rolled in from this year's Solar Decathlon, and team Germany's sleek surPLUShome finished first in an incredible upset victory! The German team took top honors in the Net Metering

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BREAKING NEWS: Blu Homes Acquires Michelle Kaufman Prefab Designs

BREAKING NEWS: Blu Homes Acquires Michelle Kaufman Prefab Designs

An exciting new development in the world of prefab designs happened today, when Blu Homes, an East coast prefab home designer, announced that they had acquired the assets of mkDesigns, Michelle Kaufman's

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Parasitic Homes Take Root On Empty Walls

PREFAB FRIDAY: Parasitic Homes Take Root On Empty Walls

As more people filter into the city, open land to build on will become more and more scarce, and we may have to use every available bit of space we can, including empty bare walls, bridge pylons, and

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Shelter No 2: An Affordable Prefab Pod

Shelter No 2: An Affordable Prefab Pod

Pod living is becoming a new trend in prefab design -- small houses carefully designed to contain everything you need to sustain yourself in a small space. Broisson Architects of Naucalpan, Mexico has a

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Form Meets Function in Modular Concrete Home

Form Meets Function in Modular Concrete Home

Whether you think form follows function or function follows form, the Pentimento House proves that form and function can work gracefully together. An elegant and contemporary version of the Lincoln Log

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Prefabricated Bridge House Crosses Creek Sustainably

Prefabricated Bridge House Crosses Creek Sustainably

Located on a site with some bumpy topography, the Bridge House floats on steel trusses that literally bridge the gap between two sloping hillsides. The owners of this home saw opportunity when they

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