From Sustainable Prefab Cabins to Practical Social Housing Solutions

By: Katherine Pendrill - Apr 10, 2017
While prefab home designs are not exactly new, premade parts have become increasingly popular over the years. Whether the project is a backyard studio or an affordable housing complex, prefab is quickly becoming a go-to construction method.

One of the main benefits of prefab construction is that the rapid turnaround time. Unlike conventional construction, prefab buildings can be set up in a few months or even just a few weeks. As a result, prefab has become a popular choice for time-sensitive projects, such as affordable housing complexes like the ones built by Richard Rogers in London or the Aleutia classrooms in Kenya.

Beyond speedy construction, another benefit to prefab home designs is the eco-friendly aspect. As consumers become increasingly conscious about their environment footprint, prefab construction is seen as a more popular way to go green. Examples of some of these eco-friends home designs include ArchiBlox's sleek wooden home, the solar-powered cabins in the Azores and the low-energy Forest Lodge by Pad Studio.