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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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Duany Flatpack Prefab Unveiled, 1000 Shelters to be Donated to Haiti

Duany Flatpack Prefab Unveiled, 1000 Shelters to be Donated to Haiti

During his research, Duany says that his team was able to identify four separate classes of Haitians that live in very different ways, and that each home is tailored to their specific needs. To exemplify

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Archipod’s Spherical Garden Office Pod

PREFAB FRIDAY: Archipod’s Spherical Garden Office Pod

UK-based Archipod is betting that a lot of people who work from home don't have the space they need, so they designed and built this chic little pod. Since the pod is prefabricated in sections small

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Site-Specific’s Minimalist Modern Recycled Prefab

PREFAB FRIDAY: Site-Specific’s Minimalist Modern Recycled Prefab

Thailand-based modular home designer Site-Specific has announced that they are expanding their line and have even formed a new company specifically devoted to prefab homes for the Thai Market. The first

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Tafoni Prefab Floating House is Inspired by the California Coast

Tafoni Prefab Floating House is Inspired by the California Coast

Houseboats are a staple of the San Francisco Bay Area, but many people find them too cramped to be a permanent residence. The Tafoni Floating Home, designed by Joanna Borek-Clement aims to change that

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell’s Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes

PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell’s Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes

Straw bale construction is both sustainable and remarkably energy efficient, and its organic nature can create some incredibly beautiful homes. But this building technique is not for everyone, nor every

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TOP GREEN ARCHITECTURE STORIES OF 2009!

TOP GREEN ARCHITECTURE STORIES OF 2009!

It's been a big year for green architecture and a landmark decade for green building awareness. Ten years ago, most people thought green building was still some hippy-dippy exercise in building

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Modern Manifesto House Made From Wood Pallets and Shipping Containers

Modern Manifesto House Made From Wood Pallets and Shipping Containers

While not totally prefabricated, the Manifesto House by Infiniski utilizes pre-made materials like shipping containers and wooden pallets to create a totally rad modern house. Infiniski's mission is to

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Hive Modular Unveils New X-Line 003 Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Hive Modular Unveils New X-Line 003 Home

Hive Modular recently unveiled a brand new pre-fabulous house chock full of eco-friendly materials and lots of high-tech home system controls. Situated in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, the new X-Line 003 is

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Garden Sheds Are an Explosion of Architectural Experimentation

Garden Sheds Are an Explosion of Architectural Experimentation

Mark Twain had a garden shed; he called it “the loveliest study you ever saw…octagonal with a peaked roof, each face filled with a spacious window…perched in complete isolation on the top of an

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Prefab Sustainable Housing Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Prefab Sustainable Housing Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are known for their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low cost -- making them a practical and sustainable option for affordable housing. Last year, South

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Icelandic Prefabricated Home To Remember Summer Days By

Icelandic Prefabricated Home To Remember Summer Days By

As the winter winds begin to blow, we'd thought we say one last goodbye to the things of summer by featuring Icelandic architectural firm Glama-Kim Architects' modern, modular, eco-friendly summerhouses

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Modular Passiv-Haus Concept Offers Customizable, Net-Zero Home

Modular Passiv-Haus Concept Offers Customizable, Net-Zero Home

This prefab concept house, Mini40, comes out of Austria and has a slant towards the increasingly popular Passiv-Haus design method, which promotes a very tight and low-energy design. Hailing from

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Germany’s Solar Coated surPLUShome Wins Solar Decathlon!

Germany’s Solar Coated surPLUShome Wins Solar Decathlon!

The final results just rolled in from this year's Solar Decathlon, and team Germany's sleek surPLUShome finished first in an incredible upset victory! The German team took top honors in the Net Metering

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BREAKING NEWS: Blu Homes Acquires Michelle Kaufman Prefab Designs

BREAKING NEWS: Blu Homes Acquires Michelle Kaufman Prefab Designs

An exciting new development in the world of prefab designs happened today, when Blu Homes, an East coast prefab home designer, announced that they had acquired the assets of mkDesigns, Michelle Kaufman's

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Shelter No 2: An Affordable Prefab Pod

Shelter No 2: An Affordable Prefab Pod

Pod living is becoming a new trend in prefab design -- small houses carefully designed to contain everything you need to sustain yourself in a small space. Broisson Architects of Naucalpan, Mexico has a

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Habitat 67: Montreal’s Prefab Pixel City

Habitat 67: Montreal’s Prefab Pixel City

Canadian architect Moshe Safdie designed and built this extraordinary experimental housing complex made up of modular concrete units for the 1967 World Expo in Montreal. Named Habitat 67, the apartment

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Carred d’Etoiles: A Prefab Under the Stars

Carred d’Etoiles: A Prefab Under the Stars

If you're tired of boring ho-hum hotels and looking for a new sort of vacation experience, look into these cute little prefabs accommodations by Carre d'Etoiles, based in France. The cube-shaped mini

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Prefabricated Igloo Satellite Cabin Withstands Extreme Weather

Prefabricated Igloo Satellite Cabin Withstands Extreme Weather

Wannabe Eskimos looking for an updated version of the familiar ice dome will feel at home in the Igloo Satellite Cabin, a pre-fabricated remote shelter designed to withstand sub-zero temperatures, high

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ADEX: Futuristic PreFab for Modular Off-Grid Living

ADEX: Futuristic PreFab for Modular Off-Grid Living

ADEX is a system for building self-sufficient prefabricated pod houses that are capable of adapting to different sites while meeting the changing needs of their inhabitants. The modular eco houses are

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Porta Hedge: Mobile Artificial Hedge

Porta Hedge: Mobile Artificial Hedge

Camouflaged in recycled artificial Christmas trees and powered by solar panels, the Porta Hedge is a lean, green dystopian  machine. Conceived by Justin Shull, the mobile unit is a playful and portable

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Prefabricated Bridge House Crosses Creek Sustainably

Prefabricated Bridge House Crosses Creek Sustainably

Located on a site with some bumpy topography, the Bridge House floats on steel trusses that literally bridge the gap between two sloping hillsides. The owners of this home saw opportunity when they

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