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May 25, 2015
From a home that generates twice the energy it uses to a ski school that can be built in less than two weeks, these are six prefabs you'll want to know about.
Copenhagen Prefab Front Exterior

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.

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Madebygirls
Originally appeared in Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet
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Spanish prefab with pool.

This plugged-in prefab in Serra d'Espadà collects weather data to conserve energy. The entire structure took only 10 days to assemble.

Originally appeared in Plugged-In Prefab Collects Weather Data to Conserve Energy
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Prefab Courmayeur Ski and Snowboard School is weather-resistant.

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. 

Originally appeared in This Prefab Ski School in the Alps Took 10 Days to Assemble
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Nature Boardwalk at the Lincoln Park Zoo

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.

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Studio Gang
Originally appeared in Earth Day Inspiration: Prefab Pavilion Celebrates Nature in the Heart of Chicago
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Bigwin Island Bunkie Yoga Studio exterior

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.

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Jorge Torres
Originally appeared in High-Tech Prefab Outbuilding is a Surprisingly Peaceful Retreat
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Active House B10 Prefab Prototype in Stuttgart

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.

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Zooey Braun
Originally appeared in Prefab Home That Can Be Built in a Day Generates Twice the Energy It Uses
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Copenhagen Prefab Front Exterior

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.

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