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The projects listed here represent explorations of prefab as a design and construction ideology. For one reason or other the projects do not meet the requirements to be featured on the fablist.

While some of these projects are in a development phase and might be expected to appear on the fablist in the near future, many (most) of these projects will never meet the fablist requirements i.e. they will not evolve into marketed prefab dwellings for one of several reasons: architects often experiment with processes which will be incorporated in different projects at a later date; or a completed project for a client might have the potential for replication under a prefabrication model but no entity is driving a commercialization project forward.

Only single-family dwellings qualify for listing in the fabzone. Also some of these projects are "not quite modernist" in form, but have characteristics that justify a listing here rather than on the otherfab page.

The Dwell Home Design Invitational is a competition launched by Dwell Magazine "for a modern prefab prototype home designed for mass production". Although a winner has been chosen (Resolution: 4 Architecture) we will continue to track any developments in the prefab projects of the other architects.


Projects are listed alphabetically by Designer/Architect. This way multiple projects by a single designer appear in close proximity.
= recently added project

A
Link
Project ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004

026

Loftcube
Werner Aisslinger/
Studio Aisslinger
Berlin,
Germany

Kit designed to be delivered to a rooftop by helicopter.
Prototype built in Berlin.

081

Original
weeHouse

Alchemy architecture + artifacts
Geoffrey Warner/Paul Stankey

St. Paul, MN
USA

Small dwelling built offsite and delivered by truck.
Alchemy Architects have announced a line of dwellings derived from the original weeHouse concept. See fablist.

weeHouse info credit: Thanks to Justin (modernlover) and Gregory La Vardera

014
Cantilever House
Anderson Anderson Architecture
Berkeley, CA and Seattle, WA
USA
2001 exploration of prefab techniques: prefab steel structural frame and SIPS.
Commercialization plans unknown.
015
Kennedy Residence/Prototype panelized house
Anderson Anderson Architecture
Berkeley, CA and Seattle, WA
USA
1993
Commercialization plans unknown.
016
Amerikaya Corp. Panelized Prototype 5
Anderson Anderson Architecture
Berkeley, CA and Seattle, WA
USA
1994
017
Amerikaya Corp.
Shinohara Prototype
Anderson Anderson Architecture
Berkeley, CA and Seattle, WA
USA
1994
Commercialization plans unknown.
025
Franshise Unit
Collection Openluchtmuseum Middelheim, Antwerpen
Atelier Van Lieshout
Rotterdam,
The Netherlands
2002
Commercialization plans
unknown.


B

Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
018
Bentham/AlmereHouse
Benthem Crouwel Architechts
Almere,
The Netherlands
Designed for a competition 1982-84
No plans for commercialization.
019
MD
(modular dwelling)
Edgar Blazona
San Francisco,
CA, USA
Prototypes constructed. Commercialization plans unknown.
039
Portable
Modular Dwelling
MD-120
Edgar Blazona
San Francisco,
CA, USA
Prefab Prototype. Image shows structure at a Costanoa camp and Spa in Pescadero, Ccalifornia used as a guest room.
080
Portable
Modular Dwelling
MD-42
Edgar Blazona

San Francisco,
CA, USA

Prefab Prototype. Image shows two of these structures built at Burning Man 2003

C

Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
084
Mosley Residence
CHRC Design Studio/
Scott Ball Designer
Atlanta,
GA US
Project combined prefab SIPS panels for walls and roof with on-site materials. Plans will be available for purchase. Contact CHRC for further info.

110

Clever CH Series
of System Built Homes

Toby Long/Clever Homes

San Francisco,
CA , USA

Green, Sustainable Modern Designs using the Clever System



020
 Silverbox Homes
Collins and Turner
Architects  

Sydney,
NSW,
Australia

A series of designs. Prototype slated for completion in California end of 2003. Status unknown as the developer is unresponsive - project may have stalled.


109
 Dockable Dwelling
Matias Creimer  

Los Angeles,
CA, USA 

A factory-assembled modular system that "couples" the components of a house as easily as the middle cars of a train. A winning entry in the SECCA HOME House competition.

D

Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004

119
Mobil Chalet
Hans Georg Dieterle

Bielefeld
Germany 

Relocatable shelter incorporating hot water and electrical services via solar energy self-sufficiency.
Mobil Chalet info credit: Thanks to OzBert

F

Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
107
Branford Point Residence
FACE Design
Brooklyn, NY USA
Recently completed prototype incorporates a semi-custom, pre-manufactured hybrid, building system: tube steel moment frame and SIPS create an efficient envelope.
App. $150/sf (depending on finish)
037
 Bankside Lofts
First Penthouse
London, UK.
Self-contained Penthouses delivered to your rooftop by crane. Design determined by site and budget. Custom-built off-site (therefore not quite replicable prefab)

H

Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
120
Cocobello
Mobile Atelier
Peter Haimerl
Munich,
Germany
Project dating from 2001.Three interlocked components which unfold to produce a two-storey atelier. Collapses to 3 x 6 x 3.5 metres for transportation.
021
 Touch House
Heikkinen Komonen Architects 
Helsinki,
Finland
Designed for Kannustalo Ltd in 2000
Commercialization plans unclear.
022
The Turbulence
House 
 Steven Holl Architects.
Project architect:
Anderson Lee
 New York,
NY, USA
Built example in New Mexico.
Commercialization plans unknown.

I

Link
Project ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
118
KLIP House
Interloop A/D
Houston
TX
USA
An open array of interchangeable housing components.Utilizes a binder joining system to clip components together.

K

Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
030
oa.sys
open architecture system
Oskar Leo Kaufmann
Dornbirn, Austria
A Panelized modular system marketed in Austria.
Show home is in Alberschwende, Vorarlberg, Austria
036
SU-SI

KFN systems/
Oskar Leo Kaufmann

Dornbirn, Austria

Preconfigured transportable structure. First version built in 1996 in Reuthe, Vorarlberg, Austria. Up to 20 units have been sold in Germany and Austria.


091

up! house

Craig Konyk/
Konyk Architecture

Brooklyn
NY

Manufactured from steel.
Quoting prices from $245,000 for a two bedroom 1500sqft. model.Customized versions available.


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Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004

034
Qubico house
Stefan Lindfors for developer Kotini

Helsinki,
Finland  

A modular “lego” prefab system developed by Kotini. The Qubico example prototype was built in July 1999 in Lappeenranta, Finland.

M
Link
Project ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
029
ArchitectureGallery
Prototype
Pre-Fabricated Housing
William E. Massie.
Massie Architecture
Troy, NY
USA
Modernist prefab series at 7 different price points. Structure is assembled on-site from prefab panels with exterior finished in plastic.
Massie Architecture info credit: Thanks to Jesse Leary

111

Transformation
Space one (TS1)

Nadja Mott +
Nicholas McColl, Venus Kondos et al

Melbourne,
VIC
Australia

Commercialization potential
under investigation.


N

Link
Project ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
033
Modulome
Peter Strzebniok & Matthias Troitzsch / Nottoscale
San
Francisco,
CA USA
One of the winning entries in the SECCA HOME House project competition.
Project commercialization in development.

O

Link
Project ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
027
Portable House
Office for Mobile Design
/Jennifer Siegal
Venice, CA
Developed in 2001.
Reincarnated as
The Rolling Stone in a
2003 project for clients
Lance and Chase Stone.
096
swellhouse
Office for Mobile Design
/Jennifer Siegal
Venice, CA
Previosuly submitted as an entry in the Dwell Home Competition
Now being marketed by
MOD-ECO.

P

Link
Project ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
083
Capricorn151
Gabriel Poole
(no longer associated with Capricorn 151)
Noosa,
Queensland,
Australia
Flexible kit home system based on steel frame and cladding.
No longer marketed under original concept.

112

Takeaway C1

Gabriel Poole

Noosa,
Queensland,
Australia


Factory built steel frame prefabricated kit homes. Suitable for cyclonic and earthquake prone areas.

113

Takeaway G7

Gabriel Poole

Noosa,
Queensland,
Australia


Factory built steel frame prefabricated kit homes. Suitable for cyclonic and earthquake prone areas.

114

Takeaway E6

Gabriel Poole

Noosa,
Queensland,
Australia

Factory built steel frame prefabricated kit homes. Suitable for cyclonic and earthquake prone areas.

115

Takeaway J1

Gabriel Poole

Noosa,
Queensland,
Australia

Factory built steel frame prefabricated kit homes. Suitable for cyclonic and earthquake prone areas.

116

Takeaway J5

Gabriel Poole

Noosa,
Queensland,
Australia

Factory built steel frame prefabricated kit homes. Suitable for cyclonic and earthquake prone areas.

117

Takeaway K2

Gabriel Poole

Noosa,
Queensland,
Australia

Factory built steel frame prefabricated kit homes. Suitable for cyclonic and earthquake prone areas.


R

Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
124
The Greenbelt1
Ralph Rapson
Minneapolis, MN USA
Marketed by Wieler Homes.
Details TBA
122
The Greenbelt 2
Ralph Rapson
Minneapolis, MN USA
Marketed by Wieler Homes.
Details TBA
082
Lifebox
Gary Rea,
Modern Home Design
Edmond,
Oklahoma,
USA
Conceptual project in development.
LifeBox will be offered in 1, 2 and 3-bedroom models and will come in a range of colors.
032
Drumpoint Experimental House
Alastair Reilly
Richmond,
Virginia
USA
Built in 1993. Prefabricated speculative house as a prototype for suburban living.
Designed using a 4' x 8'modular component system utilizing sustainable commercial materials.
035
The Beach House
Resolution: 4 Architecture
New York,
NY
USA
A case study in development of a Modern Modular lifted bar typology.Project in development, expected completion summer 2005.


090
The Dwell Home
Resolution: 4 Architecture
New York,
NY
USA
Winning competition entry for The Dwell Home Design Invitational for a prefab home in Pittsboro, NC, sponsored by Dwell Magazine.
085
The Summer Retreat
Resolution: 4 Architecture
New York,
NY
USA
4 bedroom modified 3 bar bridge Modern Modular Case Study
086
The Suburban
Resolution: 4 Architecture
New York,
NY
USA
3 bedroom 2 story bar
Modern Modular Case Study
087
House for Martha's Vineyard
Resolution: 4 Architecture
New York,
NY
USA
3 bedroom single story
Modern Modular Case Study
125
House for Fire Island
Resolution: 4
Architecture
New York,
NY
USA
A 3-bed house connected by a double-height entry space to a guest home. Scheduled for completion Summer 2004.
023
Modern Modular Typologies
Resolution: 4
Architecture
New York,
NY
USA
A program for customized prefabricated homes.
Also see Dwell Home
Design Invitational
108
Fish Camp
Rocio Romero
Perryville, MO,
USA

Simple structure intended for recreational use such as camping. Exterior is galvalume, lexan, and aluminum. Pricing available in Spring '04. Prototype is in Perryville, MO


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Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
095
I/N House
su11
architecture+design
New York,
NY, USA
Entry for the Dwell Home competition. Architect advises
that a prototype will be
constructed soon.

T

Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004

121
MAN. Study in manufactured housing
TSA
Thurlow Small Atelier
in collaboration with
Irina Verona
Knoxville,
TN, USA
Exploration of a tectonic system composed of repeatable and non-standardized building components

W

Link
Project
ID
Project name
Architect/Designer
Designer Location
Status as of March 2004
028
Colin
Blake Williams /
BW | AR
Ann Arbor, MI
Published as part of the
Seattle Case Study Homes
Program of 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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