Prefab Housing

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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PREFAB FRIDAY: Brio54

PREFAB FRIDAY: Brio54

As soon as we saw them, we instantly fell in love with Brio54’s new set of prefab residential prototypes. A young, design-driven development firm, Brio54’s mission is to provide sustainable,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann’s mkLoft design

PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann’s mkLoft design

It is no surprise that Inhabitat is a big fan of Michelle Kaufmann (MKD)'s eco-pre-fab designs. We previously featured her mkLotus design during its debut at West Coast Green in San Francisco this past

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ASAP HOUSE: House About Saving a Planet

ASAP HOUSE: House About Saving a Planet

Telling it like it is right from the start, the ASAP House is a House About Saving a Planet with a prefab design for zero-energy living. The cost-effective package includes geothermal heating and cooling,

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LEAFHOUSE: Maryland’s Solar Decathlon Zero Energy Home

LEAFHOUSE: Maryland’s Solar Decathlon Zero Energy Home

The second place winner of this year's Solar Decathlon is the University of Maryland's Leaf House, which is, as the name would imply, green, naturally inspired, and modular to boot. When designing the

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GERMANY WINS THE 2007 SOLAR DECATHLON!

GERMANY WINS THE 2007 SOLAR DECATHLON!

Drumroll please........ It has just been announced that the German University, Technische Universität Darmstadt is the winner of this years Solar Decathlon competition! In order to win this

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SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: Darmstadt’s Stunning Solar House

SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: Darmstadt’s Stunning Solar House

Combining the manufacturing expertise of Volkswagen with a beautiful modern design sensibility, the Technische Universität Darmstadt's wowed the crowds this week at the 2007 Solar Decathlon with their

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Resolution 4 Swingline

PREFAB FRIDAY: Resolution 4 Swingline

Resolution: 4 Architecture, a pillar in the prefab community, has a new completed project to brag about. It's called the Swingline- a vacation home in the Hamptons built for a Manhattan-based family with

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DWELL ON DESIGN DAY 2: Inside and Out

DWELL ON DESIGN DAY 2: Inside and Out

Dwell on Design continued today, with great design and discussion both inside the conference hall and outside, where prefab structures from kitHAUS, great green products, and sleek exterior grade

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PREFAB FRIDAY: MkLotus at West Coast Green

PREFAB FRIDAY: MkLotus at West Coast Green

Michelle Kauffman, prefab designer extraordinaire, is at it again. Her newest mkLotus design, a zero-energy prefab home with a long list of green features, will debut at next week's West Coast Green

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KEETWONEN RECYCLED CONTAINER STUDENT HOUSING

KEETWONEN RECYCLED CONTAINER STUDENT HOUSING

While the words “back to school” may conjure up images of new backpacks and pencil boxes, for a very lucky few Dutch students it means moving into some very hip and well-designed dorm

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Mfinity Releases microSYSTEM

PREFAB FRIDAY: Mfinity Releases microSYSTEM

About a year after Hurricane Katrina, we featured architect Carib Daniel Martin's H.E.L.P. emergency shelter, a modular concept he developed to solve the challenges of widespread and sudden homelessness

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Perrinepod

PREFAB FRIDAY: Perrinepod

If you need a cute prefab home that can be built in 3 days and withstand everything from earthquakes to cyclones, than the sleek and chic Perrinepod is your answer. This disaster-proof prefab is not only

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ZIGLOO DOMESTIQUE

PREFAB FRIDAY: ZIGLOO DOMESTIQUE

There are tons of prefab design firms, manufacturers, and developers churning out cutting-edge modern modular designs, many using reclaimed shipping containers. We often hear complaints from you guys that

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MICHELLE KAUFMAN’S NEW PREFRAB: The MkLotus

MICHELLE KAUFMAN’S NEW PREFRAB: The MkLotus

Michelle Kauffman, prefab designer extraordinaire, is at it again. Her newest mkLotus design, a zero-energy prefab home with a long list of green features, will debut at next week's West Coast Green

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PREFAB FRIDAY: WIRED Living Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: WIRED Living Home

Preparing for its big debut in Los Angeles this fall, the WIRED Living Home is making quite a splash. We've written about Steve Glenn's Living Homes prefab company before, and touted the houses' green

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ESPACE MOBILE

PREFAB FRIDAY: ESPACE MOBILE

From the Austrian countryside, the hills are alive, with the sound of.... prefab! Salzburg-based Espace Mobile has recently debuted their very eye-catching, very affordable prefabricated line of

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Modular Transitional Growth

PREFAB FRIDAY: Modular Transitional Growth

Philippe Barriere Design Collective's Modular Transitional Growth Housing (MTGH) system proves once again that prefab is not only earth-friendly, but a highly-adaptable, scalable, and efficient form of

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Richard Rogers’ Oxley Park Houses

PREFAB FRIDAY: Richard Rogers’ Oxley Park Houses

Architect and officially-dubbed Lord, Richard Rogers is making headway on his Oxley Park prefab “Flexi-Houses” in the UK. Rogers’ homes are nearing completion, and we’re here to

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MODERN PREFAB: Nakagin Capsule Towers

MODERN PREFAB: Nakagin Capsule Towers

Our friend Lloyd Alter at Treehugger has posted an interesting and thoughtful article about Japan's famed Capsule Tower (and its scheduled demolition!), an iconic structure and unique archetype for

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PREFAB FRIDAY: LOT-EK Container Home Kit (CHK)

PREFAB FRIDAY: LOT-EK Container Home Kit (CHK)

We've raved about Lot-Ek before for their ingenious conversions of industrial shipping containers into inhabitable modern spaces. And with their Container Home Kit (CHK) project, they're bringing shipping

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PREFAB FRIDAY: MinArc’s M3 House

PREFAB FRIDAY: MinArc’s M3 House

LA-based architecture firm MinArc is customizing prefab homes at prices that remain surprisingly economical. With their new M3 House they will be able to design and deliver an all inclusive package

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Haus Schnitzer-Bruch

PREFAB FRIDAY: Haus Schnitzer-Bruch

In a splendid modern take on a local tradition, Austrian architecture firm, Maaars Architektur, turned a classic alpine “massive wood block” dwelling into a work of inhabitable prefab art. A

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Office of Mobile Design’s NEW SWELLHOUSE

PREFAB FRIDAY: Office of Mobile Design’s NEW SWELLHOUSE

Jennifer Siegal has long been one of our favorite pioneers of prefab architecture. Always pushing the envelope, her Swellhouse has been a great archetype for discussions surrounding prefab design,

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LIVING HOMES LEED PLATINUM Reception

LIVING HOMES LEED PLATINUM Reception

Photo by CJ Berg / Sunshine Divis This past Tuesday, Steve Glenn opened up his LivingHomes model home to celebrate the acceptance of the first-ever LEED Platinum plaque for Ray Kappe's prefab Living

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Rocio Romero’s Fish Camp House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Rocio Romero’s Fish Camp House

Rocio Romero is perhaps best known for her LV Home, but her Fish Camp house has been our pet favorite since we first saw it. She talked about Fish Camp at Dwell on Design last month, and in this month's

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PREFAB FRIDAY: MkSolaire

PREFAB FRIDAY: MkSolaire

Michelle Kaufmann's prefab home designs have become a perpetual favorite at Inhabitat. Her latest, the mkSolaire, is no exception. Depending on where you live, there are a variety of alternatives for

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YOUMEHESHE’S ORGANIC PREFAB HOUSE

YOUMEHESHE’S ORGANIC PREFAB HOUSE

At the last London Pecha Kucha event, Youmeheshe architects presented their small but tall ‘organic house’ -- a wood pre-fab prototype that was Youmeheshe's answer to a British-government challenge

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann Glidehouse

PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann Glidehouse

With Dwell on Design fast approaching, we're dedicating today's Prefab Friday to a perennial presence on the prefab scene: Michelle Kaufmann. Kaufmann's spaces are clean, modern, breezy and daylit, and

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PREFAB FRIDAY: KipUp House

PREFAB FRIDAY: KipUp House

Geometry is the name of the game with 3xn's KipUp House, for M2. The Danish design makes use of angular windows and steeply sloped rooflines, allowing daylight to pour in and reach most every inch of the

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