Shed: prefab and sustainability


When prefab architecture and sustainability values are melted in the same jar, the result can only be a successful project: Shed. In California, a prefab building with a built area of 1003sqm was conceived to shelter a platform for a sustainable farming and wine making community. This huge metal structure houses two stories of flexible space for commercial and meeting purposes. Continue reading


Espinar House: A prefab reflecting nature

Prefab home that reflects its surroundings near Madrid, Spain

Wouldn’t it be amazing to live in a house that reflects its surroundings? Espinar House fulfills such a challenging task by using a special skin material: cellular polycarbonate panels. Situated on a mountain site near Madrid, Spain, this two-story prefab home takes advantage of its unique location by enhancing every type of relation with the natural context, either in social or private areas. Continue reading


Eagle Ridge: recycled wood and rusty steel Prefab home


Picture yourself in a boat or even in a small plane on your way to your secret weekend cabin on a remote island…that’s exactly what Eagle Ridge is all about. This unique artist’s retreat rests among pine trees and rocks rising from the ground almost like an artificial extension of the existing natural elements on Orcas Island. Continue reading


One Patio House: a game of opposites


One Patio House turns a conventional program into a splendid composition of volumes. Positioned in the suburbs of Santiago de Chile, One Patio House materializes a simple and efficient answer to the unique climate and the desired relation between interior and exterior spaces. Continue reading


Casa Raul: Might be The Perfect Prefab Weekend Home


Limited budget + weekend home + lagoon = Raul House: a simple equation for the perfect prefab that blends with the unique Chilean landscape. Picture yourself living in a house between the Andes Mountains and the Aculeo Lagoon… Well, one lucky dweller had their dream come true… Continue reading


BF House: prefab saves the day


Prefabrication is the most honorable method to use when it comes to respecting a delicate topography or ecosystem. In Borriol, Spain a modern house claims all the attention by its Eco friendly design. Positioned on a very steep site, this contemporary prefab seems to be suspended in mid air without disturbing the land beneath it. How? Read on to find out. Continue reading


Prefabulous + Almost Off The Grid – Your path to building an energy-independent home

As most of you already know I have a strong passion for prefab and Eco friendly homes, so you can imagine how excited I was to receive a copy of Sheri Koones’s new book: Prefabulous + Almost Off The Grid – Your path to building an energy-independent home.

This 240-page hardcover starts with an inspiring forward by the environmentalist, actor and director, Robert Redford, followed by a wonderful collection of some of the most environmentally friendly and energy efficient homes across North America. Continue reading


Prefab Addition: a house with butterfly wings


A house extension with butterfly wings…Isn’t this something truly innovative and fresh? In Berkeley, California there’s a prefab building that captures the essence of two related worlds: an existing 1950’s house and its unique surrounding environment. In order to preserve the existing atmosphere designed by a popular landscape architect some cautions were taken as guidelines for the new house extension: two new structures and a recast landscape, all balanced with the original residence. Continue reading


MO House: living spaces among pine trees


MO House testifies one of those cases when the rule becomes the exception… In Madrid, Spain a single family house spreads all its energy through a dense green forest. An exquisite desire has lead to an astonishing volumetric result. All trees had to be preserved in their original position…

Although the conventional domestic program, the site’s morphology demanded a compound geometry for the positioning of the house. The prevailing presence of trees and the deep wish to achieve an inhabitable space fully integrated with the woods resulted in a unique solution. The program was transformed in a very direct way to a number of simple rectangular volumes, each one with its own function. Continue reading


Niu House: an inhabitable prefab composition

In Ikoma City, Japan, prefabricated architecture shows once again all its value and quality. The modern Niu House proudly arises between traditional Japanese style homes. This two story building (with a total floor area of 76 sq.m.) is all about innovation and originality…Let’s take a trip together through this exceptional tiny house where Small is definitely turned into the new Big! Continue reading