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45 Examples of Prefabricated Structures

From Floating Ocean Metropolises to Low-Cost Refugee Camps

— August 6, 2015 — Art & Design
These examples of prefabricated structures range from luxurious floating villas to low-cost refugee camps. While traditional construction can be costly and time-consuming, prefabricated materials are both inexpensive and extremely quick to assemble.

One of the main reasons why architects and designers have turned to prefabricated materials is due to their economic and cost-effective design. Prefabricated construction means that less money is spent on expenses such as labor and additional building materials. The inexpensive cost of construction has made prefab construction ideal for building structures such as refugee shelters and affordable housing for low-income residents.

The other advantage to prefabricated structures is the speed at which these buildings can be constructed. Because each piece is pre-assembled, it is fast and easy for construction crews to set up structures. The advantage of rapid construction have made prefabricated structures an excellent solution for cities facing a housing crisis or consumers who choose to build in hostile environments.
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National Housing Pavilions
National Housing Pavilions
The Chilean Pavilion Reflects on the Country's History
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Piercing Crimson Architecture
Piercing Crimson Architecture
The PathWest Research Lab is Located in the Australian Nedlands
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Alpine Summit Refuge Cabins
Alpine Summit Refuge Cabins
The 'Bivacco Luca Vuerich' Cabin is Named After the Late Climber
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Smartphone-Controlled Homes
Smartphone-Controlled Homes
El Refugio Inteligente is Energy-Efficient Via Smartphone Control
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Prefabricated Apartment Units
Prefabricated Apartment Units
The 'La Casa Por El Tejado' Project Aims to Combat Urban Sprawl
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Modular Mobile Living Spaces
Modular Mobile Living Spaces
2,5³ by Chmara.Rosinkes is Minimalist and Nomadic
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Contemporary Oxford Homes
Contemporary Oxford Homes
This Gabled House Features a Modern Spin
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Conjoined Cubic Residences
Conjoined Cubic Residences
Zamel Krug Architekten Designed Side by Side Houses
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Smart Spanish Abodes
Smart Spanish Abodes
This Smart Home is Controlled Thrtough a Mobile App
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Floating Ocean Metropolises
Floating Ocean Metropolises
This Floating City Concept is Entirely Self-Sufficient
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Speedy Prefab Building Systems
Speedy Prefab Building Systems
Using a Prefab System, the One9 Building Went Up in Just Five Days
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Tranquil Floating Villas
Tranquil Floating Villas
The SeaScape Floating Villa Features an Underwater Bedroom
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Tree-Top Pavilions
Tree-Top Pavilions
The Vietnamese Pavilion by Vo Trong Nghia Takes Inspiration from Nature
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Affordable Timber Residences
Affordable Timber Residences
This Low-Cost Home is the First of Its Kind in Copenhagen
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Scenic Wood-Paneled Homes
Scenic Wood-Paneled Homes
The Far Pond House is a Durable Yet Panoramic Sanctuary
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Rocky Cubic Architecture
Rocky Cubic Architecture
The Karosta Kube is a Monolithic Mass Proposed as a Community Center
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Stilted Timber Cabins
Stilted Timber Cabins
The Charred Cabin Encapsulates the Bare Minimum for Living
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Carbon Positive Houses
Carbon Positive Houses
This Prefab Home Only Uses a Tiny Fraction of the Energy It Generates
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Symbiotic Eco Dwellings
Symbiotic Eco Dwellings
The Fab Tree Hab by Terreform One is a Living Graft Structure
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Irregular Cubic Homes
Irregular Cubic Homes
This Prefabricated House is Low on Cost and High on Space
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Zigzag-Contoured Cabins
Zigzag-Contoured Cabins
The Noa House Features Six Rhombus Facades for an Idiosyncratic Appearance
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Temporary School Architecture
Temporary School Architecture
The Mobile Classroom is a Refreshing Change from the Portable
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Lonesome Lakeside Cottages
Lonesome Lakeside Cottages
The Mulvagh-Crosby Cottage is in a Remote Location
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Rapidly 3D-Printed Homes
Rapidly 3D-Printed Homes
A Chinese Company Constructed Ten 3D-Printed Homes In Less Than 24 Hours
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Crooked Eco Abodes
Crooked Eco Abodes
The Huba Shelter Has No Right Angles, Yet it's Spot-On Amazing
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Contemporary Prefab Housing
Contemporary Prefab Housing
The Mini House by Jonas Wagell and Sommarnojen is a Tiny Getaway
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Prefabricated Urban Homes
Prefabricated Urban Homes
The Heijmans One Home is Targeted Towards Young Professionals
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Affordable Prefabricated Homes
Affordable Prefabricated Homes
The S-House Could Represent Suitable Housing For Vietnam's Poor
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Prefab Floating Houses
Prefab Floating Houses
This Innovative Floating Home in Seattle Sits on Lake Union
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Weatherproof Modular Housing
Weatherproof Modular Housing
Cubicco Created This Resilient Dwellings Designed for Well-Being
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Energy-Generating Prefab Homes
Energy-Generating Prefab Homes
The P.A.T.H. Home Creates More Energy Than It Uses
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Off-Grid Tiny Homes
Off-Grid Tiny Homes
The POD-Indawo is Designed For Life in South Africa
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Versatile Prefab Cabins
Versatile Prefab Cabins
2by4 Architects' Prefab Homes Can Function On and Off The Grid
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Compact Glass Cabins
Compact Glass Cabins
Modular Glass House Offers Broad Landscape Views from Every Transparent Face
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Pentagonal Eco Abodes
Pentagonal Eco Abodes
The Oyster House Caters to the Natural Environment of the Seaside
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Cliff-Hanging Houses
Cliff-Hanging Houses
Modscape Conceptualizes a Contemporary Home that Dangles Off of a Cliff
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Woodsy Prefab Cabins
Woodsy Prefab Cabins
Chris Pardo Design's Small Prefab Home is Ideal for Cozying Up with Nature
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Rural Off-Grid Cabins
Rural Off-Grid Cabins
The Tintaldra Rural Cabin Blends in Seamlessly With its Rugged Surroundings
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Boxed Bedroom Solutions
Boxed Bedroom Solutions
The LOIOS Houses Capsular Chambers Within an Old Historic Structure
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Compact Prefab Homes
Compact Prefab Homes
This Modular Prefab Home Called 'The Passion House' Takes Two Days to Set Up
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Portable Prefabricated Rooms
Portable Prefabricated Rooms
Expand Your Home Space with Inoutside's Prefabricated Buildings
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