ÁPH80: A prefab cabin from Spain that's clean, calming and compact
August 1, 2013, 7 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Madrid-based sustainable architecture firm Ábaton unveils a low-cost, quick-to-assemble prefab housing concept that's as simple as it gets (and interestingly, hypoallergenic).
Stack 'em up: A prefab apartment tower rises in Manhattan
July 24, 2013, 5:27 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Check out this time-lapse video of New York City's first prefab residential building, a 7-story rental complex dubbed, appropriately, The Stack, coming to life over a 4-week span in the Inwood section of Manhattan.
Railway arch-repurposing housing scheme in London nothing to laugh at
July 15, 2013, 4:47 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Despite the unfortunate acronym, London Original Loft (LOL) proposal cleverly repurposes unused railway viaduct arches into cave-like residences with 'roof windows' and plenty of exposed brick.
P.A.T.H.: Philippe Starck's pretty, prohibitively priced prefab project
July 3, 2013, 12:20 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Philippe Starck unveils a line of modular homes that serve as a 'reliable and intelligent solution for us, our children, the children of our children facing the challenges of ecology, economy and energy’.
With new model home, Breezehouse gets SoCal treatment
June 24, 2013, 12:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Green prefab builder Blu Homes arrives on the Los Angeles market with a Breezehouse model home that boasts a few Southern California-specific features including bigger walk-in closets and more windows.
From Shard to shoebox: Renzo Piano does micro-housing
June 15, 2013, 1:03 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Renzo Piano, the architect behind Europe's tallest skyscraper, has long been preoccupied with minimalist living. Now, he's completed his first micro-home, a 'technically perfect and aesthetically attractive refuge' named Diogene.
Fluoride, prefab and Sudden Valley's finest [Weekend link clump]
May 25, 2013, 12:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
This Memorial Day weekend: Model homes have a moment (thanks, Netflix!), Portland maintains its status as the nation's largest fluoride-free city and the future of multifamily prefab looks promising.
Self-build, surprise-free starter homes offered to newbie Dutch homeowners
May 15, 2013, 4:44 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The oldest city in the Netherlands presents a new way to attract first-time homeowners: Affordable, flat-pack abodes available in a range of styles and with no hidden costs or complications.
Storm-ready prefab buildings set to debut at NYC beaches
May 14, 2013, 7 p.m. by Matt Hickman
When faced with a time-sensitive challenge, BKLYN Designs exhibitor Garrison Architects dove right in with the creation of green modular structures that will grace NYC's Sandy-ravaged beaches by Memorial Day.
Room and billboard: Prefab dwelling attached to massive blank canvas
March 28, 2013, 3:31 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Perched above Mexico City's trendiest shopping district, Julio Gomez Trevilla's Billboard House is obscured by an eye-popping mural created by the petite prefab dwelling's artist-in-residence.
Traditional Canadian guest bunkhouse goes prefab with Bunkie Co.
March 19, 2013, 11:02 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Two Ontario firms team up to create a charming sleeping cottage concept that, thanks to the use of a CNC router, is more akin to a giant piece of furniture than an actual small-scale structure.