Factory-Built Modular House, New York

Factory-built modular house, New York

About Resolution 4 Architecture

Design: Resolution 4 Architecture
Manufacturer: Apex Homes
Area: 1800 square foot
Location: New York
Photography: Phloto & Warner

This 1800 square foot factory-built modular house 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 living room, dining room and kitchen.

Round prefab Energy Star home, Canada

Round prefab ENERGY STAR home, Canada

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

Minimalist Prefab Modular House, California

Minimalist prefab modular house, California

Design: Marmol Radziner
Area: 185 sqm
Location: California

Rising at 1,5 meters above the ground, this 185 sq.m. minimalist prefab modular house in California capturing the beautiful views of the surrounding desert landscape and Mount San Jacinto. The main living space is designed facing west with the view of the local open landscape. The structure was built using prefab modules and also consists 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 area of decks, modules that contain indoor living areas and modules to provide sun protection.

Prefab Geodesic Dome Home Design, Denmark





Prefab geodesic dome home

About Easy Domes

Design: Easy Domes (Denmark)

Domes and polyhedron shaped buildings and designs are seen all around the world. Old and ancient examples are mostly churches, minarets, the arctic igloo. Today we have high-tech examples of geodesics from added super-domes in different sizes and materials, to simplified and nature orientated and sustainable buildings.

The structural behavior of Platonic polyhedra - from first experiments and full scale buildings made by Buckminster Fuller, architect and engineer, to other experiments showing the fact, that plate structures are not a type of lattice structure, but a independent type of structure with dual properties to the lattice structures. This was confirmed when the basic equation of stability for plate structures was found.

Plates and lattices are duals like axial and shear forces, like the closed and the open, and in the same way as yin and yang are incompatible, but yet form some interesting combinations.

Conditions of stability to convex singular coherent polyhedra, as combinations of these form the basis for nearly all buildings considered with characteristics of pi-free three dimensional geometry. Topology, stability and geometry are similar seen in quite different levels: The carbon molecule structure with 60 atoms on each vertice - similar to the geometry of the truncated icosahedron. Resent NASA´s Spitzer Space Telescope discovered small "buckeyballs" in space 6.500 light-years away stacked together in enormous structures hundred of millions of miles wide. In the biological world Radiolaria and Foramifera as high frequency plate polyhedra. The structural concept of honeycomb, and maybe a good example of pure plate structure, the sea Urchin.

Introducing the Easy Domes concept, the word easy can be regarded as a key word. The Easy Domes building kits are manufactured as high quality wooden sections ready for mounting at building site. The prefab dome construction is easy to assemble with only steel bolts and nuts. Small prefab domes can be erected by manpower while bigger prefab geodesic domes need a crane. The structure is suitable for all kind of terrain and implementable to any climate condition.

This page will highlight news and developments from around the world - in light of polyhedra to sinus related trans-formations - updated to new concepts, ideas as full scale examples.

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.

Each prefab dome home is designed and manufactured for personal wishes on room arrangements, windows, in- and out- side building materials,  flooring, water- and energy supply a.m.

One prefab geodesic dome-building kit  includes the 21 wooden sections, the load construction, and two wall sections for main door. Fittings for mounting the sections are included a delivery.

Special designed windows in hard-wood or aluminum are to each delivery. Here aluminum-skylight are offered too. The needed aluminum flashing for  secure against rain, is the third manufactured product.







Eco friendly modular home

Eco friendly modular home

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)

Beautiful Prefabricated Home, Portland, Oregon




Prefabricated home, Portland, Oregon

Design and manufacture: Stillwater Dwellings (Seattle, WA)

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.

Small modular house, Sweden

Small modular house, Sweden

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

2000 sqft LEED Platinum Sustainable Prefab Home, Vancouver, BC, Canada

LEED Platinum sustainable prefab home

Design: Pb Elemental (Seattle, USA)
Construction: InHaus Development
Area: 2000 sqft
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Photos: SeeVirtual

Designed for “smart” active lifestyle, this ultra modern 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom 2000 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.

Small prefab home, Canada

Small prefab home, Canada

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
Manufacture: Smallworks
Photos: Keith Henderson

Prefab house in desert, California

Prefab desert house, California

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.

Design: o2architecture
Photos: Nuvueinteractive

Off-Grid Green Prefab Home, California

Off-grid green prefab home, California mountains

About OMD

Design: OMD
Area: 2150 sq ft
Location: California

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.

Wooden Prefab Home Prototype - Canuhome





Prefab green home prototype Canuhome

The prefab 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.

Design: IwB

Narrow lot prefab house, Santa Monica, CA

Narrow lot prefab house, Santa Monica, CA

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.

Design: OMD

Modular weekend house

Modular weekend house, California

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

Small cheap prefab house

Small cheap prefab house

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.

Design: Alchemy

Prefab house kit (+plans)

Prefab house kit

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

Modern Prefab Cabin Design, Seattle, Washington

Modern prefab cabin

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