Working with a budget of just $130,000, Berlin-based architect Sigurd Larsen designed a prefabricated house in Copenhagen for a single mother and her two young children that‚ despite clocking in at just 861 square feet, feels far from cramped.
This plugged-in prefab in Serra d'Espadà collects weather data to conserve energy. The entire structure took only 10 days to assemble.
Made of recyclable and other eco-friendly materials, LEAPfactory’s modular ski school in the Alps has an incredibly light environmental touch. It also took 10 days to assemble.
Completed in 2010, the Nature Boardwalk designed by Studio Gang Architects introduced a prefab pavilion and boardwalk to a pond site at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. It also recast the area as a thriving ecosystem in the middle of the city.
This serene lakeside retreat, designed for yoga and exercise, is part furniture design and part architecture. It’s a modified Bunkie, or a small prefabricated structure produced the Bunkie Co. that can be rapidly assembled on-site.
The Active House B10, a prefab, glass-fronted box of a home built in a single day, features an energy management and production system that works on many more dimensions than its simple rectangular frame suggests. The super light, fully recyclable 970-square-foot building with a self-learning, self-regulating energy system generates 200% of its energy needs with a grid of photovoltaics on the roof.