November 14, 2017, 12pm PST
When it comes to prefabricated housing, Japan is far ahead of the rest of the world. Will techniques from Japan's efficient modular home manufacturers inform a growing prefab industry in the United States?
March 9, 2012, 10am PST
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.
March 7, 2012, 9am PST
Kirsten Dirksen reports on one housing developer's 160-square-foot vision for San Francisco singles.
October 23, 2011, 9am PDT
Stación-ARquitectura Arquitectos has designed a modular home to house poor families in Monterrey, Mexico.
September 21, 2011, 5am PDT
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."
International Business Times
April 20, 2011, 9am PDT
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.
March 27, 2010, 5am PDT
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.
January 14, 2010, 12pm PST
A new study out in JAPA this week details the fire codes, zoning codes, subdivision regulations, etc., that prevent manufactured housing from being built.
Journal Of The American Planning Association
June 30, 2009, 11am PDT
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.
Christian Science Monitor
April 11, 2009, 11am PDT
The city council of Vancouver is supporting the creation of 550 temporary homes, including some prefab, to house the area's homeless.
October 25, 2008, 1pm PDT
Following the Ikea model, home builder John Sawyer is bringing a new -- and cheaper -- process to affordable housing in New Orleans.
The Christian Science Monitor
September 23, 2008, 11am PDT
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.
July 20, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Prefab housing is experiencing a revival of interest among architects and design magazines. But as one realtor puts it, “I just think the whole thing is a false promise."</p>
The Architect's Newspaper
April 10, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>In a recent interview, architect Allison Arieff talks about the past, present and future of modern prefabricated housing.</p>