First conceived in 1938 by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, this prefab mountain dwelling constructed by Cassina from the pair’s working drawings still looks futuristic today.
Israeli architect Zvi Hecker’s Ramot Polin housing project, built in Jerusalem during the 1970s, combines interlocking cubes and dodecahedrons to create a supernatural, hive-like living environment. Photo by Zvi Hecker.
Eero Saarinen’s amoeboid tulip chairs perfectly compliment the amorphous interiors of architect William Massie’s personal prefab project. Photo by Henrik Knudsen.
An out-of-this-world steel-and-glass prefab in the Washington wilderness cantilevers over the edge of a rocky outcropping. Photo by John Clark.
Constructed using corrugated and galvanized steel sheets and located amidst the boulder-strewn landscape of the Mojave Desert, David McAdam’s prefab prototype looks like it might have just landed on another planet. Photo by Misha Gravenor.
Sleek, modern furniture by designers like Le Corbusier and Verner Panton set off the super-minimalist interiors of a concrete prefab outside of Zurich. Photo by Hertha Hurnaus.
Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Jim Garrison Architects designed an ultramodern lakeside retreat in Albion, Michigan, with two steel-and-glass modules that jut out towards the water.
Scott Specht’s prefab concept, dubbed zeroHouse, offers a peek into the future of no-impact architecture. Illustration by Raymond Biesinger.