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Prefab M_house System Makes Complex Forms Out of Simple Materials

Prefab M_house System Makes Complex Forms Out of Simple Materials

The house’s core feature is its set of structural members that support both the walls and the roof. The M-shaped “ribs” can be configured in a multitude of different angles. 3 strips of 3/4 inch

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Mini Prefab Police Station Lays Down The Law In Hanover, Germany

Mini Prefab Police Station Lays Down The Law In Hanover, Germany

The original VW bus police station at the Turkish consulate was considered ugly by many, so Tev Wilhelmsen of Gesamtkonzept proposed a new, more modern idea to the police department. Wilhelmsen's concept

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The Hummer House: A Better Use For Hummers As Prefab Housing

The Hummer House: A Better Use For Hummers As Prefab Housing

Designed for the Prefab 20/20-An Open Ideas International Competition 2009, the Hummer House is an exploration into the potential uses of the soon to be extinct monster SUV. HplusF researched the Hummer's

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Sommerhaus Prefab is a Sophisticated and Sustainable Retreat for Lazy Summer Days

Sommerhaus Prefab is a Sophisticated and Sustainable Retreat for Lazy Summer Days

The two-bedroom wooden prefab cabin can be used as a vacation home, studio space, home office or even a primary home. Coming in at less than 70 sq meters, there's enough room for two simple bedrooms, a

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Dwell on Design Modern Living Prefab Showhouse To Be Auctioned Off On Ebay

Dwell on Design Modern Living Prefab Showhouse To Be Auctioned Off On Ebay

After last year's success with the Reclaimed Space prefab, which sold on eBay for $75,000, Ecofabulous decided to do another. This time they teamed up with Seattle prefab builder OneBuild and LA-based

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Blue Sky Homes Completes Elegant Steel Prefab Home In Yucca Valley

Blue Sky Homes Completes Elegant Steel Prefab Home In Yucca Valley

Designed for Gordon Graham, the 1,225 sq ft home was built as a desert retreat from the cold winters of British Colombia. Graham happened to hear about Blue Sky Homes on his way to the Coachella Music

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Cylindrical Prefab Standard House Sustainably Fits Any Family and Any Location

Cylindrical Prefab Standard House Sustainably Fits Any Family and Any Location

The round shape of the home makes it easily suitable for any sized or shaped lot and windows and door placement can easily be decided based upon solar orientation or desired views. The roof shape and type

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Prefabulous Tree Top Cabin Goes Out on a Limb at Sweden’s Tree Hotel

Prefabulous Tree Top Cabin Goes Out on a Limb at Sweden’s Tree Hotel

Access to the Cabin is gained via a footbridge leading to a spacious deck on top of the actual living quarters. The site for the room was chosen specifically for its high ground and steep slope to

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Awesome Mobile Prefab Coffee Platform is a Rapid Prototyped Way to Get Your Morning Caffeine

Awesome Mobile Prefab Coffee Platform is a Rapid Prototyped Way to Get Your Morning Caffeine

Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. donated a generous supply of Alpolic, which is a unique aluminum composite material, to the studio in hope that the students could explore it and come up with innovative uses.

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JustK PassivHaus In Germany Is a Fab Prefab Wooden Tower

JustK PassivHaus In Germany Is a Fab Prefab Wooden Tower

The four bedroom, 1,485 sq ft home was designed for two parents and their four children. Built on a compact lot, the home has a small footprint and is built up to taper as it reaches the fourth floor.

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INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

We love the work of Jennifer Siegal's Office of Mobile Design, and our very own Emily Pilloton had the opportunity to talk to her in person about green architecture and her prefab designs. One of her

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300 Year Old Barn Renovated Into a Modern Yet Rustic Residence

300 Year Old Barn Renovated Into a Modern Yet Rustic Residence

The barn is located on a hill with a vantage over open farmland and woodlands. Wanting to preserve all that was good with the historic barn -- but still have a modern, efficient, functional home -- the

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Sleek and Modern “Casa Paz” Dangles Over a Jaw-Dropping Cliff in Madrid

Sleek and Modern “Casa Paz” Dangles Over a Jaw-Dropping Cliff in Madrid

The team was limited by finances and materials, so they decided to use a metal-frame (which looks like a shipping container) that was stacked on top of large concrete pillars. To keep costs low, only

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LABhaus Completes Low-Energy Modern Luxury Prefab In New Jersey

LABhaus Completes Low-Energy Modern Luxury Prefab In New Jersey

The New Jersey LABhaus was built using five, factory-built modules to achieve a super tight and high performance envelope. You may be impressed to hear that the home boasts polyurethane SIP walls (R40),

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Amphibious Houses Could Provide A Permanent Solution For Flooding In Thailand

Amphibious Houses Could Provide A Permanent Solution For Flooding In Thailand

The government of Thailand asked the two architecture firms to work on a solution for the increasing problem of flooding in Thailand. In the past, most people in Thailand lived near the river in homes

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TreeHugger Debate on Thursday, May 26: Is Prefab A Greener Way To Build?

TreeHugger Debate on Thursday, May 26: Is Prefab A Greener Way To Build?

A question we've often pondered - how green is prefab construction? Without much hard data to back it up, we only have theories to go on, hoping that it really might be more resource efficient and lead to

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LivingHomes Completes 3 Unit Ray Kappe-Designed Multi-Family Residence in Los Altos

LivingHomes Completes 3 Unit Ray Kappe-Designed Multi-Family Residence in Los Altos

The Santa Monica-based company, LivingHomes, contracted Ray Kappe and Kieran Timberlake to design their prefabulous homes. The Los Altos project is Kappe's first multi-family residence and includes

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Mecanoo’s Green Moscow University Plan Wins Support of Russian President Medvedev

Mecanoo’s Green Moscow University Plan Wins Support of Russian President Medvedev

As long as construction begins at the end of this year, President Medvedev has given Moscow's new university campus a green thumbs up. Mecanoo's design for the National University of Science and

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Stillwater Dwellings Finishes Soaring Butterfly Roof Prefab Home In Santa Barbara

Stillwater Dwellings Finishes Soaring Butterfly Roof Prefab Home In Santa Barbara

Located in a private setting with views of the Santa Ynez mountains, the 1,600 sq ft home has a 320 square-foot garage and a courtyard deck that expands the living space outdoors. Eco-friendly materials

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Casa Garoza: Spanish Prefab Prototype is Designed to Grow Over Time

Casa Garoza: Spanish Prefab Prototype is Designed to Grow Over Time

In 2010 Herreros Arquitectos completed the industrialized prototype for their growing house, which focuses on resource efficiency, recycling and sustainability. During the first phase of construction 4

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Sustainable Living Innovations Debuts Innovative Prefab Building System

Sustainable Living Innovations Debuts Innovative Prefab Building System

Sustainable Living Innovations is composed of a consortium of design and engineering firms that have spent the last couple of years designing a ground-up integrated prefab system. The system is both

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Mobilizarte: Prefab Balloon Pavilion Will Travel Throughout Brazil Before 2016 Olympics

Mobilizarte: Prefab Balloon Pavilion Will Travel Throughout Brazil Before 2016 Olympics

This balloontasic mobile art pavilion will make its debut next summer in Brazil where it will travel to ten different cities in honor of the 2014 World Cup and then the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Rapid Type Mobile Coffee Platform Concept is a Prefab Caffeine Fix

Rapid Type Mobile Coffee Platform Concept is a Prefab Caffeine Fix

After months of research, a group of architecture professors and students at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco have developed a way to mix prefabrication with the current trend of

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Electrolux Cube: Modern Prefab Restaurant Pops Up Atop Brussels Landmark

Electrolux Cube: Modern Prefab Restaurant Pops Up Atop Brussels Landmark

The Cube opened in Brussels on April 1st on top of the Arc de Triomphe. The pop-up restaurant serves daily lunch and dinner, and Chefs Bart De Pooter and Sanghoon Degeimbre are alternating cooking meals

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Lincoln Mixed Use Building In Denver Features High Tech Prefab Curtain Wall

Lincoln Mixed Use Building In Denver Features High Tech Prefab Curtain Wall

The mixed-use complex would comprise a 438 room hotel tower, retail space on the ground floor, restaurant space, plus 12 movie theaters that total up to 438,000 sq ft. Various circulation routes ease

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Zuiderzeeweg: Modular Student Housing Block Can be Moved to a New Location

Zuiderzeeweg: Modular Student Housing Block Can be Moved to a New Location

The student housing project is made up of high-quality, modular housing blocks that are stacked on top of each other to form six block buildings. The five-story buildings are arranged along with grass

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Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

Innovative and Flexible Prefab Prototype Schools For Los Angeles School District

The number of students at a given school changes over time, and since many schools are overcrowded now, districts are looking towards more efficient and flexible building options. Gonzales Goodale

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Form and Forest’s Beautiful Flat Pack Prefab Concept in British Columbia

Form and Forest’s Beautiful Flat Pack Prefab Concept in British Columbia

Form and Forest is the brainchild of brothers Jeff and Ryan Jordan, where Jeff owns and runs a prefab manufacturing company in the Calgary area and Ryan is an industrial designer. The designs for the

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Cube Pavilion: Mod Green Restaurant to Pop Up on Top of European Cliffs and Famous Monuments

Cube Pavilion: Mod Green Restaurant to Pop Up on Top of European Cliffs and Famous Monuments

The Cube Pavilion is less of a cube and more of a pentagon divided into an open and flexible dining area with a serving area and visible kitchen, all of which wraps around an 50 sq meter terrace.

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Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

The 3 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath home includes non toxic and environmentally friendly materials for good indoor air quality. Recycled and local materials were sourced extensively and existing concrete from the

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