Prefab

Modern Connect:Homes are the Latest in Affordable, Green Prefab Design

Modern Connect:Homes are the Latest in Affordable, Green Prefab Design

Levy and Stott spent 6 years working in prefab design and building with Marmol Radziner, and realized that there were a lot of problems in the industry. So they set out to fix those problems by starting

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Harpoon House is a Smartly-Designed Compact Prefab Home in Portland

Harpoon House is a Smartly-Designed Compact Prefab Home in Portland

When Matt and Katherine decided they wanted a home of their own they found a small lot in a southeast Portland neighborhood. They had been living in a small house and didn't want to increase their square

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Blu Homes Updating Iconic Breezehouse to be This Year’s Sunset Idea House

Blu Homes Updating Iconic Breezehouse to be This Year’s Sunset Idea House

Prefab home builder Blu Homes is currently working on this year's Sunset Idea House, which will be open to the public this summer. The annual housing project by Sunset Magazine shows off the latest in

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11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11x11 is clad in vertical laminated wooden slats that extend to the roof. The same material is used to frame the deep-set windows which bend over eaves and wrap around corners, funneling enough daylight

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Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

The school's 5 principles were that it should be easy to replicate, be socially equal, include ecological qualities and energy conservation, be low-cost and have a strong contextual and aesthetic

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Kanga Room Systems Offers Tiny, Portable Eco-Friendly Kit Buildings

Kanga Room Systems Offers Tiny, Portable Eco-Friendly Kit Buildings

Kanga Room Systems is an Austin-based prefab builder who specializes in modern sheds and cabins. Whether you prefer a more contemporary shed-roof style or a country cottage, Kanga can build an auxiliary

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sunshower SSIP is a Pre-Fab, Hurricane-Resistant Home in New Orleans

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sunshower SSIP is a Pre-Fab, Hurricane-Resistant Home in New Orleans

Situated on a residential street in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans, the innovative two bedroom, two bath, 1,100 square foot model home stands out from the surrounding traditional New Orleans

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Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Brad Kittel promotes a philosophy called Pure Salvage Living that takes advantage of materials already out there in existence, but not being used. Through his company Tiny Texas Houses, Kittel has been

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ZeroPlus Architects’ Sneeoosh Cabin Rests Lightly On the Forest Floor

ZeroPlus Architects’ Sneeoosh Cabin Rests Lightly On the Forest Floor

ZeroPlus Architects' main goal for Sneeoosh Cabin was for it to have minimal impact on the forest. They developed a set of guiding principles to ensure their goal, which included respecting the Douglas

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Ma Modular’s Blanco River House is a Modern Green Prefab Near Austin, TX

Ma Modular’s Blanco River House is a Modern Green Prefab Near Austin, TX

Ma Modular was started by the design/build firm KRDB, whose mission is to make modern design accessible and affordable. Their prefab modular homes start off at $140 per sf and each project is

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Finding a Prefab Home That Works With Your Lifestyle

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Finding a Prefab Home That Works With Your Lifestyle

In the last three articles of our Green Guide to Prefab series we discussed the history of prefab design, the evolution of mobile homes into modular prefabricated homes, and how to best choose a site for

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Blu Homes Unfolds a Glidehouse Prefab on Vashon Island in Washington

Blu Homes Unfolds a Glidehouse Prefab on Vashon Island in Washington

The buyers of this Glidehouse looked into other prefab options, even ones that were built closer to home in Boise, ID. But because of Blu Homes' folding technology, transportation costs from their factory

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See Ideabox & Ikea’s Hip Modern Prefab at the Portland Home & Garden Show This Weekend

See Ideabox & Ikea’s Hip Modern Prefab at the Portland Home & Garden Show This Weekend

Aktiv is the latest design to come from Salem, Oregon-based Ideabox, who produces a wide range of compact and smart prefab homes. The one bedroom, one bath prefab is roughly 750 sq ft and places a strong

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Modern Prefabricated LoftCube Pops Up at 19th Century Belgian Castle

Modern Prefabricated LoftCube Pops Up at 19th Century Belgian Castle

The LoftCube in Belgium offers tenants a few unforgettable moments of intimacy and isolation, taking advantage of the bucolic landscape and exceptional daylighting. All of the composite materials are

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Superb-A House is a Net-Zero Modular Prefabricated Home in Venice Beach

Superb-A House is a Net-Zero Modular Prefabricated Home in Venice Beach

mnm.MOD's building system relies on an advanced wall system made from recycled steel framing, incorporated insulation, and a mechanical chase to achieve high U and R values. Fabricated off-site, the walls

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Prefab Dutch ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ House Features a Low-Maintenance Charred Timber Facade

Prefab Dutch ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ House Features a Low-Maintenance Charred Timber Facade

BYTR Architects' Shou Sugi Ban addition was envisioned as a sculptural form that accents the traditional architecture of the main house. The volume and shape were determined by the interior functions, and

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Bamboo Orchard Subdivision is a Rainbow Colored Modular Housing Development in the Phillipines

Bamboo Orchard Subdivision is a Rainbow Colored Modular Housing Development in the Phillipines

Buensalido+Architects had the goal of creating a housing development that instilled a sense of pride in the owners through improved architectural design and construction quality. Each building features a

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In.It.Studios’ Prefab Garden House is a Modern Small Space Tucked Away In The Forest

In.It.Studios’ Prefab Garden House is a Modern Small Space Tucked Away In The Forest

The 400 sq ft Slough Garden House features timber construction and timber window and door frames that were all sourced from FSC or PEFC certified sources. Foam insulation boards with secondary

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Prefab Week’nder House in Wisconsin Can Survive 160 MPH Winds

Prefab Week’nder House in Wisconsin Can Survive 160 MPH Winds

FlatPak Studio offers a unique prefabricated system that basically allows you - the home owner - to design your home however you like. You choose the exterior, you decide how many bathrooms you want and

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Haus W: Prefabricated Sunken Home Harvests Geothermal Energy in Hamburg

Haus W: Prefabricated Sunken Home Harvests Geothermal Energy in Hamburg

The clients wanted a home that was connected, so Kraus Schönberg Architects designed each room to flow into the next, while interior windows connect hallways, rooms, the atrium, and the downstairs

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Super Low-Impact Straw Bale Cafe Built From Local Materials in the UK

Super Low-Impact Straw Bale Cafe Built From Local Materials in the UK

Completed in 2010, the cafe was conceived as a learning aid in low-impact environmental design for the college. Modcell set up a Flying Factory in a nearby barn to prefabricate the building and minimize

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Nottoscale’s Rondolino Prefab is an Energy-Efficient Home in the High Desert of Nevada

Nottoscale’s Rondolino Prefab is an Energy-Efficient Home in the High Desert of Nevada

The Rondolino Residence is a vacation home for an Italian journalist and writer who fell in love with the desert. The design and construction process was done completely via email, and never once did the

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The Prefabricated Green-Roofed SAYAB Residential Complex Has an Infinite Lifecycle

The Prefabricated Green-Roofed SAYAB Residential Complex Has an Infinite Lifecycle

Luis Garrido's design was implemented by IC Prefabricados, and received, according to the designer, a Gold Medal in environmental responsibility from the Fundación América Sostenible. It's easy to see

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Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Easily transported and installed in almost any environment, the Sliding Hubs system was designed for flexibility in housing. Each square box is completely prefabricated and includes structural stability,

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The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Strawbale Building

The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Strawbale Building

Make Architects was not only responsible for the design of the new science facility, but also the larger masterplan for the Sutton Bonington campus. The facade of the building is made up of repetitive

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Solar-Powered Greenhouse in Finland Doubles as a Spare Summer Room

Solar-Powered Greenhouse in Finland Doubles as a Spare Summer Room

The pitched Garden Shed made from sustainably-sourced Finnish pine features a handy tool shed area that is accessible via double doors, which allow users to see all of the tools at once quick glance. A

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The Rubber House is a Prefab Home Made from Secondhand Materials in The Netherlands

The Rubber House is a Prefab Home Made from Secondhand Materials in The Netherlands

Located just outside of Amsterdam, De Eenvoud is a follow-up settlement to the experimental housing settlements “De Fantasie” and “De Realiteit” developed in the 1980s. This time around though,

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UFO Hotel Room: The Newest Suite at the Treehotel is Shaped Like a Flying Saucer!

UFO Hotel Room: The Newest Suite at the Treehotel is Shaped Like a Flying Saucer!

The UFO was prefabricated offsite and then transported via roads to its final destination at the Treehotel in Harads near the Lule River. Cast in durable composite material, the UFO is super lightweight,

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Dirtt’s Modular Wall System Creates Endless Possibilities for Eco Interiors

Dirtt’s Modular Wall System Creates Endless Possibilities for Eco Interiors

DIRTT Environmental Solutions has created a modular wall system that minimizes construction waste, is easily reconfigurable, and serves as a platform for plug and play sustainable furnishings. They even

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Modolo 10×10 Prefab House Brings Affordable Living to Northern Mexico’s Poor

Modolo 10×10 Prefab House Brings Affordable Living to Northern Mexico’s Poor

The Modolo prefab is clad in large recycled fiberglass panels, which lived former lives as construction scaffolding and framework on other building projects. More panels can easily be added or taken away

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