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Tiny kitHAUS Prefab Moves Beyond Housing to Serve as a Sales Office in San Diego

Tiny kitHAUS Prefab Moves Beyond Housing to Serve as a Sales Office in San Diego

kitHAUS has built a number of backyard offices, studios, guest rooms and more, all geared to the backyard, accessory dwelling unit market. Shea Homes got wind of the idea and thought it would be perfect

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Sett Studio: A Stylish Modular Space Perfect for a Backyard Office or Guest Room

Sett Studio: A Stylish Modular Space Perfect for a Backyard Office or Guest Room

Sett Studio takes an innovative and green approach to designing functional spaces that can be used as a home office, an art studio, a yoga space, a kids room, a guest room and more. Sett uses modular

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The New Norris House Brings a 21st Century Sustainable Model for Living to Tennessee

The New Norris House Brings a 21st Century Sustainable Model for Living to Tennessee

At the time, Norris was considered innovative and a model for modern and efficient living. The town was encircled by a greenbelt for use by the residents and the homes all had electricity -- something

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The World’s First Truly Mobile Apartment Building is Completed in Finland

The World’s First Truly Mobile Apartment Building is Completed in Finland

The team that designed and built the building used FIXCEL ® steel-frame sensors to construct the movable dream. FIXCEL is a triple seamed, steel material that was developed especially for use in modular

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VA Tech Architecture Students Complete Prefabricated Covington Farmer’s Market

VA Tech Architecture Students Complete Prefabricated Covington Farmer’s Market

In the Fall of 2010, the student group began research to design the farmer's market, which included a tour of other markets in the area and studies of markets around the world. With the research under

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The Solar-Heated Adaptahaus is the UK’s First Affordable Green Prefab Home

The Solar-Heated Adaptahaus is the UK’s First Affordable Green Prefab Home

Alan Dawson had a dream to provide energy-efficient, low-carbon prefabricated housing that is also affordable. With significant support from his local council and a variety of materials and construction

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Gorgeous Ruby Springs Prefab Features Hydraulic Shade Screens That Open Up to the Landscape

Gorgeous Ruby Springs Prefab Features Hydraulic Shade Screens That Open Up to the Landscape

The home acts as a big filter, or a frame, for the landscape, and each window and opening captures a specific view in its cross hairs -- whether that be the fields in front of the house or the mountains

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Blu Homes Unveil Classic New England-Style Lofthouse Prefab Home

Blu Homes Unveil Classic New England-Style Lofthouse Prefab Home

Blu's latest home makes use of the same building science technology, carefully researched materials and precision factory construction as its other models. Weather-controlled conditions inside Blu's East

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Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

So far, Clayton Homes has built 9 iHomes around the country with their i-House 1.0 concept. These homes are all prefabricated and come with bamboo floors, Energy Star appliances, no VOC paint, CFL

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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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