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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
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
play_circle_filled Push Button Homes
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
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
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
Green Container Condos
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
Pop-Up Roomvertising
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
Pop-Up Offices
Pop-Up Offices
Crate Spaces in 24 Hours
As companies outgrow their original spaces, they find themselves needing temporary offices in a hurry. Dutch designer Jack Brandsma has a unique and attractive solution he will be showing at the design… MORE
Paper-Based Architecture
Paper-Based Architecture
Shigeru Ban Tea House
Architect Shigeru Ban designed the Tea House which was made from paper-based building materials. It was designed to show how materials can be recycled and reused using low-tech construction, ideal for… MORE
Disaster Housing Designs
Disaster Housing Designs
The Octagon Post-Earthquake House
Earthquakes are an all too real threat in Japan and other areas of the world. If you ever find yourself without a home due to such a natural disaster, it would be nice to have one of these cardboard homes… MORE

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