Prefabricated Housing

Jonathan Kaiman takes a look at a new hotel in China's Hunan Province that's pushing the envelope of how quickly high-rise buildings can be constructed – and raising eyebrows, and safety concerns, in the process.
Mar 9, 2012   Los Angeles Times
Kirsten Dirksen reports on one housing developer's 160-square-foot vision for San Francisco singles.
Mar 7, 2012   *faircompanies
Stación-ARquitectura Arquitectos has designed a modular home to house poor families in Monterrey, Mexico.
Oct 23, 2011   Inhabitat
Trans_City Architecture and Urbanism have unveiled a comprehensive plan for Jacmel, Haiti. Highlights of the plan, which took a year and a half to draw up, include prefab homes that work around the city's "topographical challenges."
Sep 21, 2011   International Business Times
When one thinks of prefab, its usually a lowslung modernist building sitting by itself on a lot. A group of designers and engineers are debuting a plan for multi-story prefabricated buildings.
Apr 20, 2011   Fast Company
The Klip House is a series of modular, prefab units that can be clipped together much like the binding on a ski boot, allowing homeowners to lease or own the home parts they need for their stage in life, then upgrade or downgrade when necessary.
Mar 27, 2010   BLDBLOG
A new study out in JAPA this week details the fire codes, zoning codes, subdivision regulations, etc., that prevent manufactured housing from being built.
Jan 14, 2010   Journal Of The American Planning Association
Eoin O'Carroll, writing in the Christian Science Monitor, notes the plans to bulldoze neighborhoods in decaying American cities and wonders if all this waste couldn't be avoided in the future by building more pre-fab houses.
Jun 30, 2009   Christian Science Monitor
The city council of Vancouver is supporting the creation of 550 temporary homes, including some prefab, to house the area's homeless.
Apr 11, 2009   The Vancouver Sun
Following the Ikea model, home builder John Sawyer is bringing a new -- and cheaper -- process to affordable housing in New Orleans.
Oct 25, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor
Prefab is less wasteful, green and affordable? Not according to Chad Ludeman, who has taken the pulse of the prefab field and found it wanting.
Sep 23, 2008   Treehugger