IQ Haus Prefab Unveiled in Los Angeles


Last week, a newly completed IQ Haus by DNA European Design Studio was on display at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California.  The container home, clad in a contemporary application of Douglas Fir, was enjoyed by conference attendees and could have been the "coolest thing" there. 


By |June 28th, 2010|Container Design, Modern architecture, Prefab|0 Comments

Modern Green Compact House for All


This tiny house — the L41 House — has been sneaking around the internet over the past few months.  It was on display at the Vancouver Olympics and visitors seemed to take a liking to the 220-square-foot beauty.  Designed by Michael Katz and Janet Corne, L41 House is small, energy efficient, and sacrifices nothing but extraneous space.


By |June 25th, 2010|Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|6 Comments

Asul: New Adaptable Modern Homes


Before joining forces with Shepley Bulfinch, Merz Project, architect of the Galleries at Turney, had a small paragraph of information on their website about “asul” prefabs planned for “Prescott Community.”  While I never was able to learn any thing new about the endeavor, it turns out that ASUL will debut at Dwell on Design this week.


By |June 22nd, 2010|Modern architecture, Prefab|0 Comments

Eco Prefab House Hits Dwell on Design


Reclaimed Space is teaming up with Ecofabulous again to showcase one of their prefabs made from reclaimed materials at Dwell on Design.  The rustic prefab will measure 28′ x 14′ — a little bigger than last year’s 400 square-foot rehab — and built with materials from old deconstructed structures, including an 1830s German farmstead home, in Austin, Texas.


By |June 21st, 2010|News, Prefab|1 Comment

Pop Up House Prototype in Petaluma


If you liked the Ultimate Desert House, you’ll probably have some interest in this PopUp House from House Port. Pictured is a prototype of the PopUp House in Petaluma, California, which was built with SIPs and a metal house port. The actual home is shaded by a galvanized roof for natural ventilation, and the company has designs for one or two cube installations.


By |June 15th, 2010|Prefab, Single Family|5 Comments

Tiny Eco-friendly Prefab Called The Crib


Due to the popularity of the Shack, an off-the-grid house in West Virginia, Broadhurst Architects, Inc., decided to design another shelter for individuals looking for a weekend retreat, home yoga studio, backyard home office, or a cluster of small eco-cabins.  The firm created The Crib and two home models undeniably inspired by corn cribs. 


By |June 7th, 2010|Modern architecture, Prefab|1 Comment