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January 31, 2014
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The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.

The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love

The locations may be far flung—from rural Missouri to Eglisau, Switzerland—the residents might be architects, families, or weekend warriors, but the constant is prefabrication in our roundup of seven of the best prefab homes featured in Dwell.

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Originally appeared in Plan of Steel
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emerging spanish designer crafts textile-like hanging lamps

Designer Spotlight: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

An emerging Spanish designer redefines his role by pursuing philanthropic projects with indigenous peoples in Colombia.

Originally appeared in Designer Spotlight: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón
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A built-in sofa with Design Tex upholstery marks the boundary between the two-level addition and the bungalow. Leading up to the master bedroom, a perforated metal staircase, lit from above, casts a Sigmar Polke–like shadow grid on the concrete floor.

7 Lounge-Friendly Furniture Pieces

The phrase on everyone's lips is "polar vortex." And it's so brutally cold outside this winter that all we can dream about is kicking back on a sofa, preferably in well-heated or downright balmy environs. Here are 7 ways to put your feet up and lounge. Photo by Marvin Rand.

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Originally appeared in Solar Inspiration
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An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon

An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon.

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Nic Lehoux
Originally appeared in An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon
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Creative living room with an Eames chair and decorative rug

8 Light-Filled Rooms We Love

From a remote prefab located in Bend, Oregon to an apartment building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, there is no denying that these eight residences get a healthy dose vitamin D. Here are a few of our favorite light-filled rooms around the world. Photo by Dustin Aksland.

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Originally appeared in New Prospects
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An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood. Photos by Art Gray.

Originally appeared in An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
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Renovated terrace space in France

A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home

An American architect in Paris experiments with Corbusian perceptions of interior and exterior space. Photo by Filippo Bamberghi.

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Originally appeared in How to Design with Green
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The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.

The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love

The locations may be far flung—from rural Missouri to Eglisau, Switzerland—the residents might be architects, families, or weekend warriors, but the constant is prefabrication in our roundup of seven of the best prefab homes featured in Dwell.

Photo by Misha Gravenor.

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