Prefabulous

Prefabricated and flat-pack homes as quick, eco housing alternatives
Implications - From recycled shipping containers to cardboard, instant homes are made from a diverse range of materials. Some are built as temporary post-disaster shelters, others as aesthetic masterpieces. Pop-up architecture and prefab dwellings have become favored over custom homes as they have consistent qualities, better warranties and above all, they're much faster.
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African Prefab Houses - The Abod
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V. Hot 57,430 Clicks Pub: Jun 12, 08
African Prefab Houses
The Abod
BSB Design has developed a low-cost, high-quality, prefab house for South Africans. The entire home is shipped in one box and can be easily assembled in one day by four people, using only a supplied screwdriver… [More]
Push Button Homes - Quik House by Adam Kalkin
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 8,505 Clicks Pub: Jan 5, 08
Push Button Homes
Quik House by Adam Kalkin
Remember the Illy house? The shipping container that would unfold at the push of a button to reveal a fully furnished, highly functional pre-fab coffee shop? People went crazy for the New York installation… [More]
Post-Disaster House-To-Go - Fresh Start
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Warm 33,802 Clicks Pub: Feb 21, 08
Post-Disaster House-To-Go
Fresh Start
The owners of Martin House-To-Go lost everything after Katrina, then came up with the Fresh Start, a 2008 moving post-disaster house which retails for about $30,000. They describe it as a 'fully equipped… [More]
Alley Houses - 8 Ft Wide, 4 Story Home
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Warm 14,327 Clicks Pub: May 10, 08
Alley Houses
8 Ft Wide, 4 Story Home
This very creative four-story Alley House is cleverly integrated between the walls of two buildings in Antwerp, Belgium. Although the distance between the two structures was only 2.4 meters (7'10") wide,… [More]
Pop-Up Roomvertising - Ikea Sets Up Fake Rooms Throughout NYC
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Warm 15,999 Clicks Pub: Jun 14, 08
Pop-Up Roomvertising
Ikea Sets Up Fake Rooms Throughout NYC
IKEA is opening its first store in Brooklyn, New York on June the 18th and the home product and furniture giant wants to make as much noise as possible about the event. With that goal in mind, the company… [More]
Green Container Condos - Salt Lake City Center Lofts
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Warm 21,875 Clicks Pub: Apr 1, 08
Green Container Condos
Salt Lake City Center Lofts
The first container building in the U.S. is planned for downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The development was designed by Adam Kalkin and will be called city Center Lofts. The ultra-modern totally green… [More]
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