Prefab

PREFAB FRIDAY: B-Line Small by Hive Modular

PREFAB FRIDAY: B-Line Small by Hive Modular

Part of living lightly on the planet is reducing the square footage of your home and living space. We applaud home designers like Minneapolis-based Hive Modular for presenting a very practical and stylish

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Riken Yamamoto’s Ecoms House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Riken Yamamoto’s Ecoms House

Riken Yamamoto's Ecoms House exemplifies a new kind of home economics. Constructed out of aluminum panels, this diminutive 24-foot by 24-foot box demonstrates how economy in size and fabrication can lead

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PREFAB FRIDAY: KT 1.5 from LivingHomes

PREFAB FRIDAY: KT 1.5 from LivingHomes

Building Magazine, a leading resource for home building, joined up with LivingHomes to produce a modern prefab home designed by Kieran Timberlake, the 2008 AIA Firm of the Year. The result of this

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Cottage in a Day

PREFAB FRIDAY: Cottage in a Day

With a name like Cottage in a Day, it is easy to imagine relaxing in a serene, forested setting. And these factory-built homes designed by architect Michael Fitzhugh certainly seem to fit that role. With

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Australian Modscape

PREFAB FRIDAY: Australian Modscape

Australian prefab manufacturer, Modscape, creates contemporary, functional homes out of modular designs that can be arranged in countless configurations, balancing beautiful architecture with sustainable

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PREFAB FRIDAY: BURST*008 at MOMA

PREFAB FRIDAY: BURST*008 at MOMA

Imagine if your house came delivered to you in over a 1,000 precisely-cut jigsaw-like pieces. This is the idea that New York-based, Jeremey Edmiston of System Architects and Douglas Gauthier of Gauthier

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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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PREFAB FRIDAY: Clara Cabin by hiveMODULAR

PREFAB FRIDAY: Clara Cabin by hiveMODULAR

As spring pushes forward and lazy, summer nights begin to envelop us, many people will daydream of the great outdoors and when they will be able to camp in tents and hike again. For those who prefer a

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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: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

We've featured a variety of different shipping container homes, from a quick emergency shelter, to LOT-EK's container home kit, student housing , and even an entire container city in London. One thing's

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Single Hauz Elevated Domain

PREFAB FRIDAY: Single Hauz Elevated Domain

Living lightly takes on new meaning with the Single Hauz from Poland-based front architects. Inspired by billboards, intended for single lifestyles and propped on a central pole, this prefab looks to the

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LIFECYCLE BUILDING CHALLENGE: Pavilion in the Park

LIFECYCLE BUILDING CHALLENGE: Pavilion in the Park

The winners for the Lifecycle Building Challenge were just announced last week with Seattle's 'Pavilion in the Park' building taking top honors, and for good reason. The building, designed by Miller|Hull,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Drop House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Drop House

The Drop House landed on the prefab scene after winning the Modular Architecture Challenge in 2005 with its gorgeous aesthetic and easily-customizable system. A partial prototype was installed at the

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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: O2 Student Village

PREFAB FRIDAY: O2 Student Village

We often get comments about how difficult it would be to live in some of the Prefab Friday homes that we have featured, and none have received more criticism than the Micro Compact Home (m-ch) which we

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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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CA|BOOM4 OPENS IN SANTA MONICA, CA

CA|BOOM4 OPENS IN SANTA MONICA, CA

Friday marked the opening day of CABOOM4, and we love the new location at the Baker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA. While the day was only open to the professions of the trade, the evening reception that was

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Jeriko House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Jeriko House

Prefab is notorious for being a whole lot of concept and not much follow-through. So it's no wonder that the early buzz about the new Jeriko House rings with skepticism. Lloyd Alter's review at Treehugger

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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 MOBILE FRIDAY: Deseo Caravans

PREFAB MOBILE FRIDAY: Deseo Caravans

To get the full emotional experience of the potential joy of riding around in a DESEO Caravan, you should really watch their online video, which has the happiest “I’m a European modernist on

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PREFAB FRIDAY: The SeaSauna

PREFAB FRIDAY: The SeaSauna

While prefab construction is just beginning to influence the building industry in the United States, there are considerably more offerings for such ventures in Europe. Take for instance, Ari Leinonon's

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Jennifer Siegal’s ShowHouse

PREFAB FRIDAY: Jennifer Siegal’s ShowHouse

Jennifer Siegal has received much acclaim for her prefab structures that combine a clean modern aesthetic with seamlessly integrated environmentally-friendly materials and technologies. Now, the design

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Door House by Cubo Arquitectos

PREFAB FRIDAY: Door House by Cubo Arquitectos

Not all prefab is created equal. Some, like Rocio Romero's LV Home, are made for middle-income, modernist loving homebuyers. Others, like Ray Kappe's Living Home, are a super high-end version meant for

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PREFAB FRIDAY: BARK All Terrain Cabin

PREFAB FRIDAY: BARK All Terrain Cabin

Today is all about cargo containers and Canadian pride. The All Terrain Cabin (ATC) comes from BC-based design and local business collective, BARK, who developed the cargo home as a representation of the

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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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RESOLUTION: 4 BIRDHOUSES

RESOLUTION: 4 BIRDHOUSES

Most people associate Resolution: 4 Architecture with prefab -- especially their work for Dwell's custom prefab collection. The last time we saw RES4 was, in fact, at Dwell on Design, but what captivated

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Lovetann Unveils Two New Homes

PREFAB FRIDAY: Lovetann Unveils Two New Homes

If you're relatively new to Inhabitat, you may not remember when we introduced Lovetann's LEGO-like prefab-modular home concept. A little more than a year later (and following on the heels of their debut

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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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DWELL ON DESIGN: Weekend in Review

DWELL ON DESIGN: Weekend in Review

In three days at Dwell in Design, there was enough to hear, see and discuss that we could keep the reports rolling out for days. We will bring you some specific product highlights before the conference

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DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 1 – Prefab

DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 1 – Prefab

The first morning of Dwell on Design has just wrapped up, and as luck would have it on, on Prefab Friday, the morning session was all about prefab. The architect lineup included Linda Taalman and Alan

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