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One+ Modular Prefab Homes Are Like Legos for Adults

One+ Modular Prefab Homes Are Like Legos for Adults

One+ was designed by architect Lars Frank Nielsen of Danish firm ONEN Design, and is a modular housing system that could be used as an office, studio, extra bedroom, guest house or even expanded to be a

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Clip-On Plant Room Adds Green Space to Apartment Buildings

Clip-On Plant Room Adds Green Space to Apartment Buildings

The New Zealand team came up with the idea in part because there are so many apartment buildings out there that could benefit from a sustainable upgrade. Rather than tear these buildings down, the Plant

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Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger

Small Space Living: Tiny House Trend Grows Bigger

An increasing number of Americans are expressing interest in smaller space living, with some even owning homes under 100sq ft! One indicator of the trend is that instead of saying that tiny house owners

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Beautiful Spanish Prefab Home Constructed in Just Three Days

Beautiful Spanish Prefab Home Constructed in Just Three Days

The design for this inviting eco-vacation retreat was inspired by the surrounding pitched roof farmhouses and abundant eucalyptus forests peppered across the steep hillside encompassing the site. Six

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ECObitat: A Lush Modular Prefab With Living Green Walls

ECObitat: A Lush Modular Prefab With Living Green Walls

Felipe Campolina's ECObitat is a modular housing system designed specifically to provide emergency or disaster relief housing. Easily transported and made of off-the-shelf materials, the one-bedroom home

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Prefab Emerges In India with the Luxe Hara Villa

Prefab Emerges In India with the Luxe Hara Villa

Pinakin Patel, a designer who first got his start creating picture frames in Mumbai, has released a new prefab luxury villa for India. The Hara Villa is a one bedroom retreat that can be erected anywhere

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The EC* Cocoon is a Bubble Shaped Low Energy Geodesic Home

The EC* Cocoon is a Bubble Shaped Low Energy Geodesic Home

At Inhabitat, we're big fans of architects that take cues from nature, so we were stoked when we spied these bubbly, cocoon inspired homes over at ArchDaily. Designed by Cyril-Emmanuel Issanchou, the EC*

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German IKAROS House Takes the Lead at Solar Decathlon!

German IKAROS House Takes the Lead at Solar Decathlon!

If you've been reading Inhabitat, you know we've been following the European Solar Decathlon as intensely as much of the world is following the World Cup right now. With just one day left until winners

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Villa Nyberg: A Passive Swedish Prefab with a Cool Circular Floorplan

Villa Nyberg: A Passive Swedish Prefab with a Cool Circular Floorplan

Leave it to the Swedes to design and build a curvaceous and elegant prefab house out of timbers. Villa Nyberg is the first in a series of prefab homes by Göteborg-based Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture to

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Stuttgart University’s Shimmering Solar Decathlon Home+

Stuttgart University’s Shimmering Solar Decathlon Home+

All of the homes in this year's Solar Decathlon Europe utilize advanced building technologies and green strategies to optimize their energy use -- this is especially evident in the home+ by Stuttgart

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Germany Unveils Super Efficient IKAROS Solar Decathlon House

Germany Unveils Super Efficient IKAROS Solar Decathlon House

This past weekend marked the launch of the European Solar Decathlon in Madrid, and with the competition halfway through one of our favorite solar-powered residences is the IKAROS House by the University

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The European Solar Decathlon Kicks Off Today – Exclusive Photos!

The European Solar Decathlon Kicks Off Today – Exclusive Photos!

Teams from all over the world have traveled to Madrid with their prefabricated solar-powered houses, and seventeen teams are listed as competitors. Two teams from the USA crossed over the pond to compete

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ASUL’s Modern Prefab Housing System Achieves $100/sq foot

ASUL’s Modern Prefab Housing System Achieves $100/sq foot

This stunning steel-framed modular housing system is set to debut next week at the Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Designed by by Phoenix-based ASUL Adaptable Systems, the prefabricated modular

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Skinny Prefab Garden Shed is Just 3 Feet Wide!

Skinny Prefab Garden Shed is Just 3 Feet Wide!

Inspired by Henry David Thoreau's story 'Walden. Or, Life in the woods', German architect Nils Holger Moormann created this super skinny prefab garden shed that measures just 3 feet wide! Part cabin, part

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The Crib Prefab Inspired By Traditional American Corn Cribs

The Crib Prefab Inspired By Traditional American Corn Cribs

The Crib prefab is another cool example of a small sustainable structure designed for a backyard residence, studio, or  remote cabi. Inspired by the traditional American architecture of corn cribs, a

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Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Building

Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Building

Exciting news! Construction began this month on what will be the UK's largest straw bale building, which will utilize prefabricated construction and local straw from nearby farmland. The Sutton Bonington

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Armadillo Box Solar-Powered Prefab Gears up For Solar Decathlon

Armadillo Box Solar-Powered Prefab Gears up For Solar Decathlon

Madrid is heating up as university teams from around the world battle their wits against the sun to build net-zero, sustainable homes in this year's European Solar Decathlon. One of our favorite designs

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Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts

The concept behind Loq•kit homes is the use of modular and interchangeable parts - kinda like Legos for homes. Loq•kit homes were originally conceived by PAF Architecture back in 2003 and they've

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Twelve Cubed Mini Prefab Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Twelve Cubed Mini Prefab Home

Could you live in 144 square feet of space? That's what James Stuart of Canada set out to do and in the process created a mini prefab home with all the necessary amenities inside of 12 x 12 foot cube.

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InterModal Design Launches New Prefab Shipping Container Units

InterModal Design Launches New Prefab Shipping Container Units

Although modular by design, shipping container architecture have mostly been executed by individuals or firms on a case by case basis. Now, InterModal Design, a subsidiary of Hive Modular, is changing the

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Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Style

Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Style

Perched upon a mountain a short drive away from Seattle, Washington, the Cantilever House combines a small-scale commercial steel frame with stunning modern styling. According to Anderson Anderson

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Prefabricated Chicken Coop Generates its Own Power

Prefabricated Chicken Coop Generates its Own Power

If humans can have off-grid, prefabricated structures, who says livestock shouldn't get the same eco-treatment. A recent competition held by the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development asked

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World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

US-based Bridge Development, Corp. is behind the design for the Nano Living System and hopes to be able to provide their homes to people around the world in need of adequate housing. The Nano is built

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Element Prefab Housing by MOS Utilizes Fibonacci Growth Patterns

Element Prefab Housing by MOS Utilizes Fibonacci Growth Patterns

MOS Architects' prefab strategy is based around a stereotypical housing unit, the Element, which has a simple cross section. This housing unit can the be combined in an infinite number of ways, but for

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Blu Homes Unveils Two Story Evolution Prefab Home

Blu Homes Unveils Two Story Evolution Prefab Home

Yesterday, modular home maker Blu Homes launched a new line of eco-friendly prefab houses called the Evolution. Their very first two story model, the new home includes all of the amenities and green

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FabCab: A Most Fabulous Timberfame Prefab Cabin

FabCab: A Most Fabulous Timberfame Prefab Cabin

It’s another prefabulous day, this time with the help of the FabCab, short for “Fabulous Cabin”. This cute timberframe home made its debut at the 2010 Seattle Home Show and is more of a

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One Cool Habitat Offers a Customizable Prefab ‘Your Way’

One Cool Habitat Offers a Customizable Prefab ‘Your Way’

One Cool Habitat is built out of a 20' shipping container, using the chasis of the container as a basis for the space. They cut out space for windows and doors, efficiently reusing the cut parts or

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Sustain Design Studio’s Affordable TRIO Prefab Lands in Ontario

Sustain Design Studio’s Affordable TRIO Prefab Lands in Ontario

Sustain Design Studio's newest prefab home, the 12x36 TRIO, recently landed in Brighton, Ontario. With its butterfly roof and passive solar design, the California Edition of the Trio is energy-efficient,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Beautiful Green Roofed Affordable Housing In the UK

PREFAB FRIDAY: Beautiful Green Roofed Affordable Housing In the UK

Designed by Acanthus LW Architects and built by Paradigm Housing in partnership with Hillingdon, Birchway is made up of 24 one and two bedroom units. Five buildings with curved sedum covered green roofs

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