The modular house design is composed of two intersecting diagonal axes centered around social area - dining room as a meeting place. One axis incorporates the bedrooms, the other axis includes the living room and public entry hall. The design consists of two modules and uses new modular technology - Kullman Frame System (KFS), which allows build modular homes of prefabricated steel hollow tube frames. This prefabricated system has capacity to achieve 12 stories height and uses patented connection technology that speeds the overall construction process and minimizes field finishing.
This prefabricated courtyard home supports an indoor/outdoor lifestyle that extends the utility of the house beyond its interior space. The home combines modern, clean design with Cradle-to-Cradle CM inspired materials and LEED® Platinum environmental program. There are three different versions of this model that range from 2 bedrooms and 1 bath at 950 square feet to 3 bedrooms and 2 baths at 1232 square feet. Wood ceiling, cork floors, optional wood siding and natural wood millwork make the prefabricated courtyard home comfy and warm. Clerestory windows, floor-to-ceiling glass, transom windows and solar tubes bring light into almost all parts of the house, including the closets. Appropriate shading, ceiling fans and super insulation reduce cooling/heating needs and smart AC/heating reduces power bills. The Nest Learning Thermostat selflearns how inhabitants live and keeps the home at the prefered temperature. The living, dining, and kitchen space are all connected, it makes easy for all in the family to do their own thing – or share.
This custom prefab modular house (Austin, Texas) is green, efficient and modern, it consists of two modules, and it aims to offer an affordable package deal. With facade in a patinated metal, the custom prefab house has direct connections with the external space via glass sliding walls and a large covered deck with area up to 2,000 square feet.
This house has 3 bedroom and 2 bath, the total area is 1,400 square feet. The home features an open floor plan dining/kitchen/living area in one module and private rooms in the other. The combination of two modules form an L-shape structure, and the living spaces are contiguous with a covered backyard deck that expands the living area by 600 sf. The house features large sliders that bring daylight in, carefully placed windows, and ten-foot ceilings. Green features include Gerkin high-efficiency windows with thermally broken frames, 2x6 exterior walls, an Energy Star high-efficiency cooling/heating system and a Galvilum double-lock seam metal roof. This house came in at $192 per sf.
Design: Ma Modular
This modular home is one of the first modular housing projects completed by Intermode. The prefab modular house system was conceived to create a modern and simple housing solution that, through modular building methods and innovative design, delivers contemporary and affordable design. The house, consisting of several modules, encompasses proprietary systems, standard building dimensions and prefab technologies to reduce the costs of a house construction, while maintaining the open spaces and clean simple lines conducive to modern living.
The house was designed and built as a series of pavilions, some freestanding and others connected by glazed links, integrated in the whole structure via extensive decking. The facades are darkly clad to look boldly in the stark landscaping.
Photography: Derek Swalwell
Built with Structural Insulated Panels (SIP), this prefab SIP panel house is conceived as an attempt to achieve a maximum optimization of dimensional and structural qualities of this construction material. This modular house was built in 10 days with 40 split-level panels (21 cm x 488 cm x 122 cm) and 71 wall panels (11.4 cm x 244 cm x 122 cm). The SIP panels exposed on the facade are fashioned as terraces on the third and second floors.
Design: Alejandro Soffia, Gabriel Rudolphy
Photography: Felipe Fontecilla
This prefabricated house (Taylors Island, Maryland) is composed entirely of ready-made components and off-site manufactured elements, assembled in less than six weeks. The install process begins with off-site manufactured ceiling and floor panels. They distribute cold and hot water, radiant heating, waste water, electricity and ventilation through the building. Fully integrated mechanical room and bathroom modules are lifted into planned position. Wall panels containing insulation, structure, windows, exterior rain screen and interior finishes complete the cladding.
Design: Kieran Timberlake Associates
Photography: Barry Halkin, Peter Aaron / Esto
This modern white refabricated home design (Italy) born from the notion that the house should be a manifestation of function, environmental responsibility, fashion, elegance and poetry in life. This open, modern concept house features futuristic edge with a minimalist interiors, because everyday living should never be boring, but simple.
This complete small modular building offers a living room, a kitchen room, a bedroom and a separate bathroom. The house fits on semi truck trailer and can be transported just about anywhere. The 280 SF modular unit come with all the essentials appliances. It is pre-plumbed, pre-wired and ready to plug in.
Design: Modular Dwellings
This 440 SF prefab home serves as a simple retreat space on the beautiful remote area outside an arts colony in Texas. It is the first of three prefab modules that are planned to install for the site. The module installed complete with an outdoor shed and a fully finished exterior and interior, leaving only sun-shielding canopies, decks and utility hookups to be assembled on-site.
Design and manufacture: Alchemy
The steel frame transportable prefab home (New Zealand) specifically designed for simple transportation and crainage when fully assembled. The low maintenance powder coated steel shell can be made entirely secure by four folding decks which enclose the building and operated by remote controlled electric winches. The prefab building is designed suitable for extreme environments and to be cyclone and earthquake resistant. Can be combined or customised to fit any need: holiday cabin/bach, permanent home, rental, office, temporary accommodation.
Design and manufacture: Bachbox(New Zealand)
This pre assembled house (Denmark) was created with the ambition of designing a quality building at an affordable price. The prefab house is in several different variations which have the basic floor plan design to reduce costs. The building has a kitchen with installed furniture, utility room, bathroom and large room which can be divided into two spaces, and in addition a large living room and roof terrace.
Design: ONV arkitekter (Denmark)
This 1800 square foot factory-built modular house (New York) is located on a 5-acre rocky outcrop. The owner, who loves rock climbing and mountain biking, had camped out on the hilltop during the siting of the new house to determine the best orientation, spot and angle for his new escape. The house has three sides of transparent glass walls and wrap-around outdoor decks with a loft-like social space upstairs that contains the living room, dining room and the kitchen.
Design: Resolution 4 Architecture
Manufacturer: Apex Homes
Photography: Phloto & Warner
This round prefab Energy Star home is the first Energy Star efficiency program qualified house in British Columbia, Canada. Energy Star homes are more comfortable: cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter; save money on energy bills compared to structures built to standard code; are better for the surrounding environment, generating fewer greenhouse gases and using less energy; are 25% more efficient than those erected to minimum building standards. It’s similar getting 3 months of free energy use every maintenance year.
Design: Mandala Homes
Rising at 1,5 meters above the ground, this 185 sq.m. minimalist prefab modular house (California) capturing the beautiful views of the surrounding desert landscape and Mount San Jacinto. The main living space is designed facing west with view of the local open landscape. The structure was built using prefab modules and also consist of a metal frame which can be clad in glass, wood or metal. The architects used three different types of basic building modules: external modules for outdoor areas of decks, modules that contain indoor living areas and modules to provide sun protection.
Design: Marmol Radziner
The prefab geodesic dome home design offers an easy and quick assembling of the structure. On a timber or concrete basic it takes only one day to raise the building which is made of quality materials: 3x6" and 3x4” timber in pinewood and plywood. All sections are pre manufactured and ready to assemble with nuts and bolts and the sealing with rubber or asphaltpaper. This prefab geodesic dome homes are certified and with quality and precision installation, meet international building standards and rules. Delivery is easy in container and lifting crane is not needed to build structures until 50 SF. The prefab domes are proposed as passive or low-energy solutions with eco friendly energy efficient technology in heating and electricity.
Design: Easy Domes (Denmark)
This eco friendly modular home was selected as the Feature Home by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association for the 2008 Home & Garden Show. Energy-efficient windows and appliances, recycled materials and smart wiring mitigate the effect of the building's eco-footprint. The bedroom wing and living/kitchen room wing, linked at the main entry door and by the courtyard outdoor deck, provide multiple possible accesses to the deck - an integration of outdoor/indoor living spaces, including kitchen area, a spa with a canopy and potential for various seating configurations.
Design: Architecton (Canada)
Completed in 2010, this 2,300 sq.f. prefabricated home (Portland, Oregon) was assembled over an remodeled daylight garage/workout/office space below. The largest room in the prefab home is over 12'6" tall, 17' deep, and 42' wide, with no interior walls. Inside, the prefab home is finished with custom porcelain and glass tile bathrooms, museum-quality lighting, teak hardwood flooring, super-insulated roof and walls construction and hybrid high-efficiency hot water heating.
Design and manufacture: Stillwater Dwellings (Seattle, WA)
This small modular house is a concept from cooperation between Sweden and Denmark. The various modules can be connected in different ways to meet different needs and assemble a variety of designs, kind of lego structure blocks for adults. The house includes pergola and deck as well as possibility to link other facilities such as outdoor shower and outdoor kitchen.
Design and manufacture: Add a room (Sweden)
Photography: Add a room, Matti Marttinen
Designed for “smart” active lifestyle, this ultra modern 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom 2085 sqft LEED Platinum sustainable prefab home includes a large separate studio/office space and bright stunning principle spaces. The home has been verified through every stage of design and construction to ensure that it meets the stringent standards of the Canadian Green Building Council’s LEED program. The house is located 200 meters from Semiahmoo Bay in White Rock’s East Beach community, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Design: Pb Elemental (Seattle, USA)
Construction: InHaus Development
The small prefab home (Canada) is 624 square foot and is designed to be modern and open with large window and door openings to allow for outdoor/indoor living and a sense of spaciousness and lightness.
Design: Birmingham and Wood
Photos: Keith Henderson
This prefab desert house (California) is 1000 SF and situated in the arid region Yucca Valley. The main principles of the prefab desert house design are sustainability, adaptability, economy and durability. Emphasis was given to ensure minimal plot disruption while retaining privacy and maximizing views. Solar technologies provide space heating, hot water and electricity. The house was completed with an 8 week construction in 2009, at $270/SF.
The off-grid green prefab home in California is designed to be self-sufficient, independent and closely connected to the nature, this prefab home is a pioneer for off-grid green housing in the region. The 2-story 2150 sq ft home is built with structural insulated panels. The off-grid green prefab home introduces faster construction time, less material waste, tighter building envelope, higher insulating properties and green finishes resulting in a lower life-cycle cost of the home. The first floor design emphasizes the strong relationship between the outdoor garden and patio with the indoor living/dining/kitchen/reading space. The 12 ft second floor plan includes two bedrooms connected by an office/studio and a bathroom.
Area: 2150 sq ft
The prefab green home prototype is a 50 by 20 ft. prefab home, including a living room, dining and kitchen room, bedroom and bathroom. The features include reduced ecological footprint through resource and water efficiency; improved indoor environment and air quality; adaptable, accessible and universal design to meet changing needs; inherent affordability – eligible for green financing, less costly to operate, lasts longer.
This four-module two-story narrow lot prefab house (Santa Monica) is 16 ft. wide and situated in 100 ft. by 25 ft. lot. In the first floor there is an open kitchen-dining-living space facing a courtyard with sliding glass door. The second floor contains an open office space, two bedrooms and a terrace over the courtyard. Due to narrow lot conditions there is tandem parking in the garage.
This modular weekend house in California is a minimalist simply structure with easily replaceable and low-maintenance materials like metal siding and concrete floors. The covered porch offers entertaining area for outdoor activities and sun bathing. The minimalist interior space boast exquisite and chic atmosphere.
Design: Marmol Radziner
The Arado weeHouse is a small cheap prefab house built of wood and steel framed with oxidized steel facade. The interior space is decorated fir. There is a wood burning stove in the house for heating and cosiness during cold winter evenings. Its cheap, cool and sturdy enough to withstand hurricanes, earthquakes, tundra or desert.
The LV Home Series prefab house kit are affordable, highly customizable and easily built. The manufacturers provide buyers with a kit of house parts that makes up the facade shell of the prefab home and can be delivered anywhere in the United States. The designers focus on producing strait-forward, quality, comfortable and elegant design that maximizes customer visual connection to the surrounding landscape while minimizing the footprint of the home.
Design: Rocio Romero
The modern prefab cabin is 1,811 square feet, named Method Cabin, consists of several modules such as multiple bedroom configurations, living/kitchen, bridge and bunk house modules. The modules can be configured to meet client needs or site restraints. The modern prefab cabin features custom home architectural detailing and high quality materials.
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Manufacture: Method Homes
SMPLy Mod Prefab Homes creates modern, affordable modular homes for buyers throughout North America. The two bedroom prefab home is 984 square feet and was assembled in a climate-controlled factory environment with four principles: Livable, Sustainable, Practical, Modern.
Design: SMPL Design Studio
Manufacture: SMPLy Mod Prefab Homes
The basic prebuilt green modular home I-House is about 1000 square feet, though the design's blend of outdoor and indoor space makes it seem bigger. The main unit can be expanded by adding extra room modules in various configurations to suit the customer's needs and the topography of the lot — placing room units above one another to build, for example, on a hillside lot. The green features of the prebuilt green modular home are solar panels, Low-E windows, superior insulation, rainwater-collection cisterns, and high-efficiency appliances.
Design and construction: Clayton Homes
Photo: Popular Mechanics
Features of the custom prefabricated home (Germany) are seamless transitions between spaces, strong geometries and drastic angles. That prefab house can be delivered anywhere in the world and assembled in a few weeks. The structure meets the highest standards in sustainability, craftsmanship and design. That custom prefabricated home is classified as a low-energy building as it successfully complies with the German energy-saving standards, which indicates less than 40 kWh/m²a heat consumption.
Design: Daniel Libeskind
Photography: Screen ID, SDL
This prefab home (California) is located on an urban, narrow lot in Venice, USA. The home incorporates small courtyard space and covered decks, giving the building a sense of privacy in spite of its location on an built-on site. The 2,800 sqf 3 bedrooms house comprises of 14 modules and includes a living room/dining room, 2.5 baths, an office, a double height kitchen with an operable skylight and 700 square feet of outdoor living space. Large glazing on the southern side of the building fill the prefab home with natural sunlight and connect the exterior and interior spaces.
Design and construction: Marmol Radziner Prefab
Photography: Deasey Penner
The small prefab guest house was positioned strategically so that it would separate and organize functions that are different by their nature (access to the beach, original building, car park) and handle the diversity of its surroundings (garden, beach, meadow). The 42 sqm small prefab guest house was constructed with a manufactured prefabricated wooden frame and assembled in one day.
Design: Paan Architects (Greece)
Photography: Kyle Gudsell, Jens Klevje, Fabian Svensson
Set against trees and mountains of the Montana landscape this contemporary prefab home connects to its picturesque surroundings both with porosity and materiality. The prefabricated modular nature of the building has left its natural beauty and landscape untouched. The humble structure is made up of 5 modular sections, then the modules were assembled and the new home established within the day. A system of hydraulic operable screens on the facade encloses porch spaces and outdoor patio.
Design and construction: Medicine Hat Inc.
Project: Ruby Springs PREFAB
Interior: Shack Up Studio
Photography: Will Brewster / Medicine Hat Inc.
This modern modular home in Utah is a vacation home for an active couple. The prefab home consists of seven deck modules and five interior modules, which contain two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The design of the modular home blends outdoor and indoor living spaces, with an open plan, floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive decks. The modular home uses sustainable systems and materials to minimize the environmental impact prefab home, both in its function and in its creation. Solar panels on the roof draw energy to the modular home from the sun, while geothermal systems with heat pump use the earth to cool and heat the prefab home.
Design and manufacture: Marmol Radziner Prefab
Photography: Joe Fletcher