Floating Homes: Prefab On The Water


Check out this modern floating home in Hamburg’s City Sport Hafen, spanning a total space of 225 sq meters on two floors with beautiful views of the marina. It’s a B-type model, based on a prefabricated modular design, that allows for maximum flexibility and lifestyle adaptation. Continue reading


Prefab EcoStudio & Thinktank


Designed by Australian architect Craig Chatman, Arkit creates 1-3 bedroom small prefab homes and one bedroom prefabricated retreats. You can choose between the F Series (Factory Assembled) and the S Series (site Assembled) prototypes. Continue reading


Japanese Prefab: Narrow House


This modern prefab house is a three-story residential home in the Sumida area in Tokyo, Japan. It was built for a young couple in their mid 20’s who purchased a very narrow and deep plot facing the back of a forested park. Featuring a “tube” like form, this small house is constructed of steel with a compact living space of 27 sq. meters (approx. 3mW x 9mD). Continue reading


Cedar St. Residence: Prefab Sleeping Pods


Back in 2001 Matthew and Maria Salenger were looking for a way to run an art and architectural design studio out of their small 1950’s three-bedroom Tempe home. They could have chosen to extend their compact home and build an addition to create more space, but no, they’ve decided on a new way of living, working, sleeping, and building in suburbia, by constructing a pair of narrow, 30-foot-long steel pods in their backyard. Continue reading


Small Prefab: L41 Home For All


In Vancouver, Canada, architect Michael Katz and artist Janet Corne decided it was time to introduce their version for the small sustainable prefab home. The L41 is quite compact, 250 sq. ft. to be exact, and according to them it’s the ultimate solution to affordable housing. Continue reading


Prefab Homes: Danish ONV Houses

These modern prefabricated homes offer simple Scandinavian style with emphasis on functionality, light and high quality materials. Designed by ONV arkitekter for M2, this series of architect-designed houses feature a minimalist box-like form with clean lines, exterior cladding, large windows, and a lovely sheltered terrace linking between the house and the garden. Continue reading


Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Home


Situated on a narrow lot in a residential neighborhood in Mountain View, California, this modern prefab is designed for a family with two young kids. Combining standardized prefabricated construction with the charm of a custom built home, this house brings a natural approach to modern design with sustainability in mind. Continue reading


Prefab Home: Huf Haus mcMansion


Prefab homes don’t necessarily need to be small or medium sized houses. They can be mcMansions too. The prefabricated pilot model of the Huf Haus isn’t large, it’s huge! spreading over three floors with a total space of over 7,000 sq. ft.. Continue reading


Prefab Homes: M2 Kip + X Houses


Both the Kip House and the X House are prefab models based on large interior spaces, specifically designed and positioned to enhance the dialog between the interior and exterior spaces. Black is a central element, which reminds me of modern Scandinavian architecture design; I like the way both the facade and the roof are finished in black, creating an optical illusion of the roof merging with the facade, and vise versa. Continue reading


Prefab Wall House: Breaking It Down


This two-level prefabricated home re-interprets the basic wall element. It breaks it down into a series of four layers – concrete cave, stacked shelving, milky shell, soft skin – where each layer has its own micro-climate as well as specific structural functions. This unique structure creates different dwelling spaces in between the layers, gradually blurring the boundary between the interior and the exterior of this one-of-a-kind private residence. Continue reading