Prefab

Habitat 67: Montreal’s Prefab Pixel City

Habitat 67: Montreal’s Prefab Pixel City

Canadian architect Moshe Safdie designed and built this extraordinary experimental housing complex made up of modular concrete units for the 1967 World Expo in Montreal. Named Habitat 67, the apartment

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Carred d’Etoiles: A Prefab Under the Stars

Carred d’Etoiles: A Prefab Under the Stars

If you're tired of boring ho-hum hotels and looking for a new sort of vacation experience, look into these cute little prefabs accommodations by Carre d'Etoiles, based in France. The cube-shaped mini

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Prefabricated Igloo Satellite Cabin Withstands Extreme Weather

Prefabricated Igloo Satellite Cabin Withstands Extreme Weather

Wannabe Eskimos looking for an updated version of the familiar ice dome will feel at home in the Igloo Satellite Cabin, a pre-fabricated remote shelter designed to withstand sub-zero temperatures, high

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ADEX: Futuristic PreFab for Modular Off-Grid Living

ADEX: Futuristic PreFab for Modular Off-Grid Living

ADEX is a system for building self-sufficient prefabricated pod houses that are capable of adapting to different sites while meeting the changing needs of their inhabitants. The modular eco houses are

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Porta Hedge: Mobile Artificial Hedge

Porta Hedge: Mobile Artificial Hedge

Camouflaged in recycled artificial Christmas trees and powered by solar panels, the Porta Hedge is a lean, green dystopian  machine. Conceived by Justin Shull, the mobile unit is a playful and portable

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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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Reclaimed Space Prefab Sold on Ebay for $75K

Reclaimed Space Prefab Sold on Ebay for $75K

The fabulous Dwell on Design Show in LA last weekend showcased some amazing new products and home designs, like the organic 'Solar Ivy', and the Mormal Radziner Skyline Prefab Series. Even more exciting

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Froebe: Gold-Plated Shipping Container Bling Bar

Froebe: Gold-Plated Shipping Container Bling Bar

The world of shipping container architecture just got a little bit more exciting. We recently heard about Froebe, a gold-plated shipping container bar from Linz, Austria which is the latest addition to

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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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PREFAB: Playful Office Building Planned for Amsterdam

PREFAB: Playful Office Building Planned for Amsterdam

A new project in the city of Amsterdam recently received approval: a 22-unit office building designed by Allard Architecture that will use prefabricated concrete “matchboxes.” The office

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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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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: Stillwater Dwellings

PREFAB FRIDAY: Stillwater Dwellings

We all love the idea of prefab homes - the simplicity of ready-made, to-go houses, and yet most of the time when we sit down to really study the plans with respect to our own lives and dreams, there's

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PREFAB FRIDAY: PLACE Houses

PREFAB FRIDAY: PLACE Houses

This stunning home in Kirkland, Wash. is one in a series of prefabricated homes called PLACE Houses designed by architect Heather Johnston. The home's diverse use of sustainably-sourced materials

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BUNNY LANE: Adam Kalkin’s Home Within a Home

BUNNY LANE: Adam Kalkin’s Home Within a Home

We're big fans of architect Adam Kalkin for his quirky and fun home designs, such as the rapidly deploying Push-Button Home and the prefab Quick House. Now we've just spotted another fun Adam Kalkin

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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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