8 Standout Prefab Homes in 2015

8 Standout Prefab Homes in 2015

Prefab construction was originally created for efficient, mass-produced dwellings, but in 2015, prefab’s have shifted to customizable high-end designs, delivering standout abodes in exotic locations and with aggressively high-tech or sustainable spins. Here are some favorites from this year.

Above: Prefab design brings streamlined, off-grid living to the remote Australian island of Tasmania in this sleek 818-square-foot abode. Employing a “box within a box” concept, the dwelling features a steel structure and metal panel exterior screen, shielding interior plywood cube volumes from strong northeasterly winds. (Photo by Lucas Allen via Dwell)

Coolest prefab to land on Earth? This spaceship-like abode made of three metal-clad modules is just as sci-fi inside: there’s signage done in the Star Wars font, plus a shiny purple “control panel” with built-in iPads that can control water and air temperature, heating and cooling, lighting, security, rooftop solar panels, and more. (Photo by Meritxell Arjalaguer via Dwell)

In Amsterdam, efficient prefab construction fuels a new affordable housing venture: Heijman ONE is a two-story mobile dwelling meant to house millennials in underutilized areas like stalled construction fields. The roughly 500-square-foot loft-style residences would be rented for about $800 a month. (Photo via Inhabitat)

Prefabs aren’t all simple micro homes: In Thorold, Canada, a 3,200-square-foot residence comes ready with tech-savvy features. The house’s skylights, windows, blinds, heating, and cooling can all be controlled wirelessly via an app, and there’s also an underground rainwater cistern and rooftop solar collectors. (Photo by Torben Eskerod via superkül)

Australian company Ecoliv introduced a new modular prefab concept home that can be custom-built in 14 weeks. The model unit, measuring 746 square feet, features a 10,000-gallon cistern for rainwater collection and a 2-kW solar energy system. (Photo via Ecoliv)

Built to Passivhaus standards, this home consisting of a series of modular wooden volumes is topped with a green roof that helps retain heat in the water. The home, outfitted with a clean, white and pale wood interior, is also quite gorgeous. (Photo by Adria Goula via AD España)

Prefab meets tradition in this striking modern Swedish farmhouse in the Stockholm suburb of Lidingö. The three-bedroom home, entirely constructed of components built in a warehouse 260 miles away, is arranged like a barn with a hayloft inside and features mostly white interiors spruced up by furniture and decor in additional rich shades of green. (Photo by Annika Lundvall via Dwell)

There’s no prefab like a semi-circular metal prefab assembled deep in a Brazilian rainforest. The two-bedroom retreat designed by São Paulo-based studio Atelier Marko Brajovic puts a modern spin on the country’s indigenous dwellings, offering timber walls, open spaces, and a full-equipped kitchen and bathroom. (Photo via Designboom)
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