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


Interview: NeXT House


With high-end material selection combined with superb Scandinavian design and appliances from Bulthaup, Gaggenau and Hajom, it’s no surprise that NeXT House delivers some of the first class architect designed prefab homes in the market. We spoke with Thomas Mårtensson, CEO – Global sales of NeXT House, and learned that you can buy a house, designed by an award winning architect, filled with dream products at a price you never thought possible. Continue reading


Prefab Home: Cape House


Located in a small town in Cape Cod, approx. 90 miles southeast of Boston, Massachusetts, this family getaway is a beautiful 2777 sq. ft. prefab home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, living room, multimedia room, an outdoor terrace and a rooftop solarium. …Oh, and a picturesque location overlooking Salt Pond Bay in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading


Prefab Home: Hangar House


This hangar is not for aircrafts but for a family of four. Located in Breda, in the southern part of the Netherlands, Huisjeshuis is a unique prefab home with a total surface area of 4575 sq. ft.. This modern structure consists of a central prefabricated body, which serves as the main residence, and small secondary volumes in the garden, which are sealed to the main volume with a polyester mold, including two home office units, a conservatory serving as an additional outside bathroom, and a Siberian log house sauna. Continue reading


Lustron Postwar Prefab Homes


Did you know that after world war II the Lustron corporation manufactured prefabricated, porcelain steel-enameled homes, referred to as ‘America’s Modern Metal Marvel’? These postwar prefabs presented a solution for affordable housing, between 1948-1950, as well as a better quality of living for middle-class Americans. Continue reading