Prefab Housing

Marmol Radziner Prefab’s Hollywood Hybrid Takes Shape in the Hills

Marmol Radziner Prefab’s Hollywood Hybrid Takes Shape in the Hills

Pre-built homemakers extraordinaire, Marmol Radziner Prefab were in the news this week once again introducing their newest custom prefab home. High up in the hills above Los Angeles sits the new

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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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Sheds For Living: Small Practical Prefab Living Space

Sheds For Living: Small Practical Prefab Living Space

Small houses are the new black right now, and this practical little living space couldn’t be more in vogue. The “Shed,” designed by Manchester-based FKDA Architects, provides all the

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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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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 FRIDAY: Container Homes for the Tropics

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container Homes for the Tropics

Inhabitat's Prefab Friday column has seen its fair share of shipping container homes, but we've never seen shipping containers paired with bamboo as a construction material before. But now, Bamboo Groves,

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Container Nation: Multi Family Housing in Utah

Container Nation: Multi Family Housing in Utah

Container homes are popping up all over the place, but not many multi-unit developments have been built from containers. This proposed 200-unit apartment complex, designed by San Francisco-based Group 41

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PREFAB HYBRID: Wedge Home By Studio B Architects

PREFAB HYBRID: Wedge Home By Studio B Architects

Not everyone wants to live in a shipping container for the sake of eco-efficiency. That's why homes such as this half-prefab, half-custom -- or prefab hybrid, if you will -- might just be the solution for

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Tiny Portable Paco Unit Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Tiny Portable Paco Unit Home

Generally speaking a home needs to have a place to sleep, eat and groom. Beyond that, everything else is just extraneous. That's why Japanese designers Jo Nagasaka and Schemata Architecture Office teamed

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PREFAB FRIDAY: EcoCoon Retreats

PREFAB FRIDAY: EcoCoon Retreats

Lofted high above in the trees, Mathier Collos' EcoCoon retreats are a conceptual design for prefabricated housing. Each of the London-based architect's cocoon-like pod is outfitted with an array of

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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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PREFAB FRIDAY: Blu Homes

PREFAB FRIDAY: Blu Homes

Blu Homes is a relative newcomer to the prefab design world. That being said, they are in the midst of two projects that should be completed by Spring 2009. One is in Blue River, Colorado and the other is

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Six Swedish Passive Prefabs

PREFAB FRIDAY: Six Swedish Passive Prefabs

Swedish architecture firm Kjellgern Kaminsky Architectus has recently unveiled six compelling designs for zero-energy, passive prefab homes; meaning the homes take advantage of passive design strategies

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Cellophane House by KieranTimberlake

PREFAB FRIDAY: Cellophane House by KieranTimberlake

Environmentally-savvy and forward-thinking architecture firm KieranTimberlake Associate has high hopes of bringing customized prefabricated homes to the masses starting with their new Cellophane House. 

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The Lifepod: Yurt of the Future for the Modern Nomad

The Lifepod: Yurt of the Future for the Modern Nomad

If the idea of escape seems all the more enticing now that the rest of the world is caught in the back-to-school rush, here's another amazing prefab remedy for your wanderlust. Escape to the beach, the

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TRAVELODGE HOTEL MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS

TRAVELODGE HOTEL MADE FROM SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Travelodge recently opened a hotel in Uxbridge, England that is constructed entirely from prefabricated shipping containers. The completed design uses eighty-six containers of various sizes that were

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Unpacking the prefabs at MOMA!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Unpacking the prefabs at MOMA!

For those of us not fortunate enough to attend the MOMA's recent Home Delivery exhibition, Scribe Media has assembled an excellent video that takes an in-depth look at five of today's cutting-edge

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HOM LIFESTYLE: The Whole Green Prefab Package

HOM LIFESTYLE: The Whole Green Prefab Package

Often overshadowed in the prefab debate by their sexier cousin, the modular home, manufactured homes are not usually synonymous with sustainability or style. Until now, that is. Introducing HOM

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Greensburg 547 Community Art Center

PREFAB FRIDAY: Greensburg 547 Community Art Center

We checked in on the green rebuilding efforts in Greensburg, Kansas when Planet Green's docu-series premiered last month. We found plenty of interesting developments, but this prefab from Studio804 of the

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PREFAB 4th of July: Housing Beyond Borders

PREFAB 4th of July: Housing Beyond Borders

Happy 4th of July! With today being American Independence Day, we thought it a good time to reflect on how the U.S. is adapting to (and resisting) migration, particularly along the border of Mexico, where

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PREFAB FRIDAY: La Reserva by Sebastián Irarrázaval

PREFAB FRIDAY: La Reserva by Sebastián Irarrázaval

This stunning prefab in Colina, Chile, is the work of Santiago-based architect Sebastián Irarrázaval. Despite its unique form, it is not meant as a custom design but rather a housing solution that can

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Landscape House for an Ecologist

PREFAB FRIDAY: Landscape House for an Ecologist

In 2006 the AIA set forth an architecture challenge to create ‘A House for an Ecologist’-- a home base from which a US Fish and Wildlife Service Ecologist in Residence could live and conduct field

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WALL HOUSE: Build Your Own With Customizable Kit!

WALL HOUSE: Build Your Own With Customizable Kit!

One year ago we brought you the Wall House, an elegant small-scale home that challenges the concept of walls with its delaminated construction and a flexible shell that invokes a sky-blown kite or a

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Joshua Tree by Hangar Design

PREFAB FRIDAY: Joshua Tree by Hangar Design

The Joshua Tree prefab home made quite a splash at Milan’s Zona Tortona exhibit earlier this year, garnering long lines of fairgoers eager to take a look inside. This steel clad prefab is a compact

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ZeroHouse Shows Nothing is Everything

PREFAB FRIDAY: ZeroHouse Shows Nothing is Everything

Ever dreamed of owning a completely self-sufficient home that produces its own energy, water, and is completely customizable? New York architect Scott Specht has the answer to all of our zero-energy

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ABŌD: Affordable Prefab for South Africa from BSB Design

ABŌD: Affordable Prefab for South Africa from BSB Design

The Abōd™ is a prototype prefab created by BSB Design for use as affordable housing in South Africa. The simple design uses a strong, natural shape as the core. It’s durable, lightweight and can be

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Top 5 Tiniest Prefab Homes

Top 5 Tiniest Prefab Homes

1. WEEHOUSE At just $125 per square foot, the WeeHouse is a single module that can be plopped on just about any site, including a rooftop. The basic unit is framed with steel and wood, and comes with

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PREFAB FRIDAY: The Magic Box gets creative with prefab

PREFAB FRIDAY: The Magic Box gets creative with prefab

A new prefab from Jun Ueno brings a fun, modern aesthetic to accessory spaces for garden, courtyard or rooftop. The Magic Box is an extension room that can be used as an office, studio or serve any

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