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The New Prefab

December 2015,
Vol. 15
Issue 01
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The Year's Best: 27 Locations, 119 Firms, Countless Ideas
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How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults

Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.

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How to Buy a Shipping Container

You have decided to join the shipping container revolution.

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Learn How to Connect with Nature from This Off-the-Grid Prefab

A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington is one with the land.

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Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House

A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.

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Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School

A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.

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This Modular Compound Accommodates the Whole Family

On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.

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28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home

Fresh geometries inform a modular residence in Portland, Oregon.

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Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab

A new prefab company represents the future of low-impact affordable housing.

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Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.

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Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population

New advancements in aging-in-place strategies provide a positive outlook for the long term.

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Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.

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Students Dream Up Off-the-Grid Prefab Housing

Students present a prototype for ultra-green prefab housing.

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It Took Less Than a Month to Assemble this Entirely Modular Apartment Building in NYC

Winning the race to build the tallest prefab building in New York City, Gluck+ assembles 28 affordable housing units in less than a month.

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Your Road Trip's New Best Friend: 44-Square-Foot Prefab Trailer

A hybrid prefab trailer harnesses principles of mobility and modernist industrial design.

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A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs

From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by America's most famous architect.

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Multi-Family Development Suggests Possibilities for Urban Senior Housing

Barbara Bestor's small lot subdivision housing development in Los Angeles may present an appealing solution for the urban-dwelling aging population.

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The Best Moments of Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2014

America’s largest design event celebrates its most successful year yet.

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