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Light House

ARKit is an architecture firm specializing in prefabricated design and factory built structures. This beautiful prefab home makes a magnificent use of modular construction resulting in a savvy modern beach house that you’d never guess was assembled in a factory hundreds of miles away. There are just enough site-built components to erase any unsightly seams in the design, and more importantly the home fits appropriately on the site floating on a soft bed of sand set against a backdrop of slowly drifting beach trees and endlessly blue skies. Continue reading

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Brunswick West Residence

Modular design and construction is no longer the flavor of the month talked about quietly among a small group of enlightened architects and engineers. It is a legitimate and widely considered method of building construction and has emphatically restamped the previously negative and divisive industry term “the mobile home.”

The Brunswick West Residence by Modscape bluntly displays the quality of architecture possible when going modular. It is a fantastic suburban dream home filled with interconnected open space and a stunning exterior garden that lends disbelief to the notion the home was largely build in a factory. Continue reading

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Subline House

Model homes get a bad rap these days, and for good reason. Picking a house out of a catalog implies investing in a generic, cheaply conceived and constructed structure that is far from a sniff of architectural inventiveness. The Subline House from Swedish designer Gotenhaus aims to prove that convention wrong by offering a contemporary, modular kit of parts that can be configured based on site, budget, and personal preference. Continue reading

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Tucker House

The Tucker House is an ecological experiment thought up by three friends who wished to build a modern home on a difficult site with undeterred environmental sensibility. Architect ARKit took the components of this experiment and manifested them in a stunning prefabricated design that met all of their clients needs. Continue reading

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Family Home in Northcote

Gone are the days of street after street traditional two-story family homes. Now, modern dwellings filled of natural light, and building blocks comprised of sustainable material, deliver upon the landscapes we call home. This Family Home in Northcote is an example of exactly that. Redesigned by Modscape, these seasoned designers hand carved a hangout for the family of four who live there, bringing fresh life to, well …a bunch of modular boxes. Continue reading

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Vijayawada Garden Estate

The conceptual force behind the Vijayawada Garden Estate is an architectural taboo rarely attempted at such a scale and with such visual flair. The idea is a walking contradiction: design a prefabricated building system giving individual owners control over the end-product as if they were designing their own homes. Prefab casts the assumption that standardization is required in order to maintain quality control and manageable construction costs. Design firm Penda has an ambitious solution that manifests itself in this elegant system of ecological assembly. Continue reading

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Monad Project

If it were appropriate to whistle appreciatively at a structure, we would be standing outside the Monad Project like a parrot in heat. The Monad Project by LWPAC is a 12,600 square foot structure of revolutionary urban sustainability, and is as beautiful to look at as it is to live in. Continue reading

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The Kensington Residence

In a world where shipping container homes and other modular prefabs tend to steer homeowners away with their sterile design and overall lack of emotion, Arkit architecture steps in with a brilliant solution; the Kensignton Residence. Located in Kensington, Victoria, the Australian-based firm brings its design and engineering prowess to the forefront with this unique prefabricated double residence. Constructed off site in three modules, this home, when assembled onsite, washes away any pre-conceived notions one may have about average modular builds. Continue reading

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Carbon Positive House

Carbon neutral housing is truly catching on and hopefully homes that contribute more than they require will do the same. Archiblox, an Australian design-build company, ups the sustainability game with their Carbon Positive House. This means that the prefabricated homes produce more energy than they need to operate, and can provide that energy to the existing energy grid. Continue reading

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Willson Napa Residence

Prefabricated homes are, to my delight, becoming more and more mainstream. That means that service, quality, and design must rise to new heights for manufacturers to be competitive. Stillwater dwellings excel in these areas and won the loyalty of a San Francisco marketing executive. Continue reading