Prefabricated houses

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The latest prefabricated building projects, including a Yo! Home scheme to compact houses into small apartments and a house made out of shipping containers.

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Summary created VDC after presenting a prototype at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.

Summary builds modular housing in Portugal from prefabricated concrete

Summary created VDC after presenting a prototype at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.

The prefabricated Catuçaba house in Brazil is elevated on stilts and fronted by floor-to-ceiling glazing that offers views out to its remote setting in a rugged, agricultural landscape.

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The prefabricated Catuçaba house in Brazil is elevated on stilts and fronted by floor-to-ceiling glazing that offers views out to its remote setting in a rugged, agricultural landscape.

The house was also transported to site on a single truck, saving construction workers from travelling from Central Valley to the building site regularly.

No Footprint House is a prototype prefabricated home in Costa Rica

The house was also transported to site on a single truck, saving construction workers from travelling from Central Valley to the building site regularly.

No Footprint House is linked to the local electricity and water networks, which A-01 said are almost completely powered by renewable energy, while solar panels are used to heat the water on-site in order to save energy.

No Footprint House is a prototype prefabricated home in Costa Rica

No Footprint House is linked to the local electricity and water networks, which A-01 said are almost completely powered by renewable energy, while solar panels are used to heat the water on-site in order to save energy.

No Footprint House was prefabricated in the Central Valley of Costa Rica before being transported to its site in Ojochal, a small village located in the Puntarenas province.

No Footprint House is a prototype prefabricated home in Costa Rica

No Footprint House was prefabricated in the Central Valley of Costa Rica before being transported to its site in Ojochal, a small village located in the Puntarenas province.

Slanted wooden louvres offer natural light and cross-ventilation in this prefabricated house in Costa Rica, which architecture studio A-01 created as a prototype for a series of future zero-carbon homes.

No Footprint House is a prototype prefabricated home in Costa Rica

Slanted wooden louvres offer natural light and cross-ventilation in this prefabricated house in Costa Rica, which architecture studio A-01 created as a prototype for a series of future zero-carbon homes.

No Footprint House is a prototype prefabricated home in Costa Rica.

No Footprint House is a prototype prefabricated home in Costa Rica

No Footprint House is a prototype prefabricated home in Costa Rica.

The studio built the garage with a prefabricated design using cross-laminated timber (CLT) because it wanted to learn how to use the engineered-wood building material.

Motiv Architects experiments with CLT for Vancouver garage

The studio built the garage with a prefabricated design using cross-laminated timber (CLT) because it wanted to learn how to use the engineered-wood building material.

The studio also designed the house so that no inner walls are load-bearing. This was to save money in the future as it means the house can be adapted to the client's changing needs but also meant the owners could help build the house themselves.

Sanden+Hodnekvam Arkitekter designs red concrete house in Lillehammer

The studio also designed the house so that no inner walls are load-bearing. This was to save money in the future as it means the house can be adapted to the client's changing needs but also meant the owners could help build the house themselves.

To keep the project affordable, Sanden + Hodnekvam chose to use prefabricated, insulated concrete elements with a 50-millimetre outer layer of pigmented concrete for all the facades.

Sanden+Hodnekvam Arkitekter designs red concrete house in Lillehammer

To keep the project affordable, Sanden + Hodnekvam chose to use prefabricated, insulated concrete elements with a 50-millimetre outer layer of pigmented concrete for all the facades.

To avoid placing any weight on the neighbouring buildings the house was constructed using a prefabricated, lightweight steel frame, which was expressed internally to maximise the space.

Sandy Rendel Architects slots narrow house into Peckham alley

To avoid placing any weight on the neighbouring buildings the house was constructed using a prefabricated, lightweight steel frame, which was expressed internally to maximise the space.

Yō no le is a compact single-storey home without columns or fixed divisions. It was designed by Muji for flexibility and will allow owners to reconfigure its layout to meet changing needs.

Muji launches prefab Yō no Ie home to encourage indoor-outdoor living

Yō no le is a compact single-storey home without columns or fixed divisions. It was designed by Muji for flexibility and will allow owners to reconfigure its layout to meet changing needs.

Muji has launched a single-storey prefabricated home called Yō no le that has a large outdoor deck to encourage indoor-outdoor living.

Muji launches prefab Yō no Ie home to encourage indoor-outdoor living

Muji has launched a single-storey prefabricated home called Yō no le that has a large outdoor deck to encourage indoor-outdoor living.

Practice Architecture saw the project as a chance to trial using hemp and pre-fabricated building techniques on a large scale.

Hemp is used on the inside and out of Cambridgeshire's Flat House

Practice Architecture saw the project as a chance to trial using hemp and pre-fabricated building techniques on a large scale.

Practice Architecture worked alongside hemp farmers to erect this zero carbon home in Cambridgeshire, England, from pre-fabricated panels in just two days.

Hemp is used on the inside and out of Cambridgeshire's Flat House

Practice Architecture worked alongside hemp farmers to erect this zero carbon home in Cambridgeshire, England, from pre-fabricated panels in just two days.

By eliminating three walls of a standard rectangular structure, natural airflow would reduce the need for air conditioning in Hawaii's tropical climate.

Architecture grad makes affordable homes from Hawaii's invasive trees

By eliminating three walls of a standard rectangular structure, natural airflow would reduce the need for air conditioning in Hawaii's tropical climate.