Prefab

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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Faberhaus Pavilion: Tiny, Off-Grid Eco Cottage For Nature Lovers

Faberhaus Pavilion: Tiny, Off-Grid Eco Cottage For Nature Lovers

This compact little dwelling unit comes complete with everything you might need, including a full kitchen, dining area, bathroom, living and a loft bedroom. Accessed via a ladder, the loft is large enough

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Bubbletree: Clear Prefab Bubble Tents for Romantic Exhibitionism in the Wild

Bubbletree: Clear Prefab Bubble Tents for Romantic Exhibitionism in the Wild

The Bubbletree line comes in several different models for you to choose from. The Cristal Bubble is one of the basic designs, and has completely clear walls for uninhibited 360 degree views. The

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AbleNook: Flat Pack Modular Prefab Units That Come Together In A Snap

AbleNook: Flat Pack Modular Prefab Units That Come Together In A Snap

AbleNook's design is based on identical and universal aluminum structural insulated panels (SIPs) that clip together without the use of any tools. The main structural members, like the floor joists and

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China to Hold Solar Decathlon Competition in 2013

China to Hold Solar Decathlon Competition in 2013

They say that imitation is one of the best forms of flattery, so it is exciting to hear that China will hold its own Solar Decathlon competition in 2013. The Chinese event was announced last week after

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Lightweight Steel Study House II Shines on the Dutch Waterscape

Lightweight Steel Study House II Shines on the Dutch Waterscape

The home is designed for the urban life as well as the open landscape. The street-facing side of the Steel Study House II is designed for privacy, with operable shades and louvered windows that minimize

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Blocks House: Because Slums Need Prefab Modular Homes Too

Blocks House: Because Slums Need Prefab Modular Homes Too

Here's a concept Prince Charles may want to look into for his new eco slum community - Blocks House, a modular and prefabricated housing system designed especially for impoverished areas. With over 1

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Futuristic Archinoma for the Prefab Beach Bum in All of Us

Futuristic Archinoma for the Prefab Beach Bum in All of Us

The funky future beach bum getaway of your dreams is here with the Archinoma transformable modular architectural system. A pod building system, based on the geometry of the stellated octahedron, is made

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Hometta Unveils Modern Gingerbread Wedge House

Hometta Unveils Modern Gingerbread Wedge House

Christmas is almost here and for you procrastinators our there who had your hearts set on making modern eco gingerbread homes, but have run out of time - there is still hope. Hometta just unveiled their

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ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes Sit Light on the Earth

ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes Sit Light on the Earth

ARKit designs and manufactures factory-built buildings using a wall panel system they designed themselves that incorporates sustainable materials and achieves a high degree of thermal performance. The

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Green-Roofed Roomworks Garden Offices Sprout in the UK

Green-Roofed Roomworks Garden Offices Sprout in the UK

Rooomworks garden offices are designed to minimize energy use in both the summer and the winter. Each unit is constructed out of structural insulated panels (SIPs) and FSC-certified western red cedar. The

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ESLICE Prefab Homes Inspired by Loaves of Bread

ESLICE Prefab Homes Inspired by Loaves of Bread

Latvian architects Toms Kokins, Ēriks Grūbe and Mārtns Hermansons came up with the ESLICE prefab home as a way to find a balance between wants and needs. The small two-story home has two bedrooms, a

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Ecomo Homes: Modular, Compact, Solar Powered Prefabs

Ecomo Homes: Modular, Compact, Solar Powered Prefabs

The Ecomo Home modular housing system is based on square modular units that can be used as living spaces, "play" spaces or sleeping quarters. The units can be easily joined together in a variety of

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