Gallery: PREFAB FRIDAY: Werner Sobek’s Modular Homes


German engineering has long been heralded as innovative and forward-thinking. And with the help of German innovator, acclaimed architect and structural engineer, Werner Sobek, the ingenuity also appears to be pushing the prefab movement. Werner Sobek and his engineering and design firm have conceived a modern, modular, and minimal series of prefab homes: the R128, H16 and R129. Engineered to be sleek and sustainable, the R128 and H16 are custom designed using prefabricated lightweight, modular parts and special systems designed to be energy-efficient and off-the-grid. The R129, on the other hand, is a complete departure from the traditional notion of a house – or a box- in fact, it’s an elliptical globe.

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  1. eleni Markantoni March 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Where can I find detail plans/ specifications and quotes of the different houses you have designed?

  2. Modular Homes October 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks for the post about the modular home. I have a related site that has free information about modular housing. You can find it


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