prefabricated construction

Foldable Solar-Powered Geodesic DOM(E) Home Can be Erected Anywhere

Foldable Solar-Powered Geodesic DOM(E) Home Can be Erected Anywhere

The DOM(E) is an appropriate off-grid home for locations as far afield as the Namibian desert and Siberia since the unique construction and insulation provides a comfortable interior climate regardless of

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Team Andalucian’s Patio 2.12 House Places First in Energy Efficiency and Innovation at the Solar Decathlon Europe

Team Andalucian’s Patio 2.12 House Places First in Energy Efficiency and Innovation at the Solar Decathlon Europe

Four Andalucian Universities used their combined talents to design and construct the Patio 2.12 entry for the European Solar Decathlon. The delightful courtyard at its center creates a very relaxing and

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6 Amazing Sun-Powered Homes Competing in the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe!

6 Amazing Sun-Powered Homes Competing in the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe!

Designed by the Technical University of Denmark, the Plus Energy FOLD House is a versatile modular home that can be configured in a variety of different ways depending on how its site is laid

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The European Solar Decathlon Starts Today!

The European Solar Decathlon Starts Today!

Team Inhabitat is currently on-scene in Madrid to bring you coverage of all 19 Solar Decathlon Europe Teams as their sun-powered projects compete to be the world's most efficient solar home. Stay tuned

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Camano Island FabCab is a Timber Frame Prefab Kit House in Washington

Camano Island FabCab is a Timber Frame Prefab Kit House in Washington

FabCab has a line of four different models ranging in size from a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom home at 550 sq ft up to a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home at 1,337 sq ft. The homes are built from renewable and

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11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11x11 is clad in vertical laminated wooden slats that extend to the roof. The same material is used to frame the deep-set windows which bend over eaves and wrap around corners, funneling enough daylight

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Superb-A House is a Net-Zero Modular Prefabricated Home in Venice Beach

Superb-A House is a Net-Zero Modular Prefabricated Home in Venice Beach

mnm.MOD's building system relies on an advanced wall system made from recycled steel framing, incorporated insulation, and a mechanical chase to achieve high U and R values. Fabricated off-site, the walls

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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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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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The Modules: LEED Silver Modular Housing At Temple University

The Modules: LEED Silver Modular Housing At Temple University

The five-story building located right next to Temple University's main campus includes a ground floor parking garage, a bike garage, and a maintenance station topped with four stories of apartments and a

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Lookotels Seeks to Roll Out Prefabricated Capsule Hotels in Spain

Lookotels Seeks to Roll Out Prefabricated Capsule Hotels in Spain

Capsule hotels are all the rage in Japan, and now Lookotels is aiming to bring the prefabricated modular building trend to Spain. The company has envisioned a 100-room hotel composed of factory-built

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Temporary Prefabricated School Boasts a Multifaceted Façade

Temporary Prefabricated School Boasts a Multifaceted Façade

Celtnieks' master's thesis, entitled Relief School of Philadelphia, concentrates on providing temporary school rooms for the Julia R. Masterman School in Philadelphia, which was built in the 1950's. As

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Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio

Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio

The Origin series comes in three different sizes – 24 feet, 36 feet and 48 feet long, and has a number of different options for floorplans, including two bedroom homes, mother in-law apartments, media

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Fantastic Flat-Pack Prefab Cabins by Form and Forest

Fantastic Flat-Pack Prefab Cabins by Form and Forest

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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v100 Mod Box: the Next Generation in Prefab Design

v100 Mod Box: the Next Generation in Prefab Design

The v100 Mod Box system is based on 10 ft x 10 ft x 10 ft boxes that can be assembled into any shape to create practically any structure - from a home to an office, studio, or they could even be grouped

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Modern Masi Prefab Home in Montauk Wins AIA Merit Award

Modern Masi Prefab Home in Montauk Wins AIA Merit Award

Humbly, the residence does not seek out a green building certification, even though it could probably get one. Bates Masi, who has a knack for renovations and wooden exteriors, designed the home for his

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Beautiful Student-Built Prefab Office Wins AIA Citation

Beautiful Student-Built Prefab Office Wins AIA Citation

A design/build project at the California Academy of Art turned out to be an award-winning affair for a group of five architecture students who built this beautiful prefabricated outdoor office. Located in

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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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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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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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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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Sun-Powered RE:Focus House Set to Shine at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

Sun-Powered RE:Focus House Set to Shine at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

The University of Florida recently unveiled a stunning reinterpretation of a traditional North Florida Cracker House that will be soaking up the sun's rays at the 2010 European Solar Decathlon. The

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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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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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Blu Homes Releases New Unfolding Balance Home

Blu Homes Releases New Unfolding Balance Home

Blu Homes is making waves in the modular housing world and just today released yet another spectacular energy efficient prefab home. The Blu |Balance home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 16' foot ceilinged

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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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