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Casa Till: a beautiful seaside prefab

The perfect getaway retreat in South America is located on a 200m-high and 10km-long cliff of the Chilean coastline. It takes 5km to get to the nearest village from Casa Till, a remarkable prefab building made exclusively by local materials and techniques. A structural grid was conceived in order to obtain the maximum standard solutions in the constructive process: a single-story volume is entirely built in pinewood for its resistance and also for its local abundance turning it into a cheaper choice. Continue reading

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Mini House: how to build a prefab house in a weekend

Building a house should be easy and pleasurable, however that’s not always the case… Unless you have a Mini House! This Swedish creation is so powerful for its capacity of taking full advantage of three contemporary premises: prefabrication, flat-pack delivery and weekend-long build-up. Continue reading

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Micro Compact Home 016: flying over the lake

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Lake Maggiore is a famous large lake located on the south side of the Italian Alps. This natural wonder is now enriched by an astonishing prefab house called Micro Compact Home 016. The most impressive detail about this tiny standard building resides on its ability to gather – In a 2.6 meter cube – a considerable amount of functions. Continue reading

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Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort: 7 prefab cabins

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The common definition for modular architecture relies on composite buildings which can be made larger or smaller by adding or removing certain components. This can be done without altering larger portions of the building. Modular buildings can also undergo changes in functionality using the same process of adding or removing modular components. That’s what happens in the Eco Resort Pedras Salgadas. Continue reading

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Morerava Cabins: eco-prefab on Easter Island

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Let me introduce you to a distinctive housing project made for a very special place: Morerava Cabins. This isn’t a conventional prefab cabin project because of the site for where it was meant to be erected: Easter Island. This Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean is one of the world’s most isolated inhabited islands. The challenge was to offer a low-impact retreat to visitors without damaging the already fragile Eco-system environment. Continue reading

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Chamfer Home: the Perfect Vacation Home

The Chamfer Home was created as a fully autonomous prefab house. The architects wanted to make a stylish, sustainable and affordable cabin, which would fit a modern lifestyle. The sustainability of the house features efficient heating and cooling, daylight exploitation, solar collectors, passive ventilation, sustainable materials, special double glazed windows, and more. Continue reading

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Sugar Gum House: a prefab cabin in Eden

In Victoria, Australia there´s a wooden prefab home quietly settled in a marvelous natural context. Sugar Gum House boost the daily experience of such an exceptional site, perched a few meters from the sea, facing white sandy beaches to the south and luxuriant green hillsides dispersed with cattle and sheep to the north. The stage is undoubtedly set for an enjoyable experience inside a fine example of ecological piece of architecture. Continue reading


Jens Risom’s prefab cabin

Remember we told you about Jens Risom’s prefab cabin on Block Island, south of the coast of Rhode Island?

Well, here’s a wonderful short movie by Dwell, capturing Risom’s thoughts as well as the process of what later became one of the most famous prefab dwellings of the 60’s – an oldie but goodie.

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Container Studio: a black pearl in a forest

Recycled shipping containers always surprise us with their unique versatility and ability to shelter any kind of program… In New York, an artist has a special studio made out of this outstanding prefab.

Once again, low budgets often lead to brilliant solutions: Container Studio consists of a simple structure (78 sq. m. of total area) featuring two modular shipping containers positioned next to each other on a foundation wall. Continue reading

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Mima house: housing across the universe

A modular house that can be personalized is always a fresh statement in architecture, and the Mima House is no different. A small prototype is now available in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, for the most adventurous believers in modular housing. A prefabricated cabin aims for a flexible, light and fast produced construction. The cost of this 36 sq. m. volume is similar in cost to a mid-range car. Very attractive price for a house which can be erected in every kind of site and climate! Continue reading