Prefabricated architecture has recently gained a lot of popularity and momentum! Essentially, it involves constructing buildings or constructing various components at a particular location, which is best suited for construction, and then when completed, transporting it to the final site or location. Prefabricated architectural designs have a multitude of advantages: they reduce costs, ensure that projects are more sustainable and efficient, and they also prioritize and pay attention to simplicity and modularity. And we have selected a collection of our favorite prefabricated models for you – from cozy cubicles to home office modules! These prefabricated designs are part of a growing trend in modern architecture and could be the future of it too!
The cabins allow you to get out and at the same time be socially distant, making it perfect for a post-pandemic getaway. Italian architects Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi are probably also eager to take advantage of some downtime and therefore created the Mountain Refuge to express their desire to travel. It is a wooden, square, prefabricated cabin with an angular roof. While the geometric cabin is a structural contrast to its natural setting, it still fits in well while showing off its modern design. “The project acts as a contemporary interpretation of old traditional mountain huts, bringing architectural character and spatial quality,” explain the designers. The wooden cabin comes in different modules and each has the ability to be flexible and expandable. It is made to be compact and optimize space while taking up the least amount of nature.
Designed by Nestron, Cube Two is a 263 square foot home designed for the future and smart living. This modern compact house is a prefabricated structure which is already fitted with the latest household appliances which can all be controlled by an AI assistant named Canny. The exterior has smooth curved corners which give it a homey feel and the interior provides enough space for a family of four to live comfortably with two bedrooms and an open living room. To make it more spacious, there is a skylight that runs through the ceiling and floods the space with natural light, and also provides a beautiful backdrop of the night sky.
Prefabricated cabins such as GROVE CAB, designed by Valerii Shcherbak, help make nature getaways much more comfortable and that much more accommodating. This new type of architecture is gaining a lot of popularity in Europe and this is no surprise. Prefabricated cabins are built with a focus on simplicity and modularity. Since Shcherbak’s cabin is constructed from sturdy lumber and panels, every component of GROVE CAB is designed for a familiar and intuitive construction, and the light, natural wood tones help open up every room. The cabin comes in two modules: the first contains a living room or recreation area and your bedroom, and the second includes a kitchen, bathroom and an outdoor patio. The two units are connected where the frames of the two module corridors meet, creating a space that resembles a one bedroom house.
Woonpioniers, an Amsterdam-based architecture and design studio, created Indigo, a modular building system that designs homes to replicate any of your dreams. Depending on the house you want to build with Woonpioniers, the structure and shape of Indigo may vary. Recently, Lia Harmsen collaborated with Woonpioniers to design her prefabricated workspace for sculpture. The custom finished two story home measures 861 square feet and features fixed time construction practices that produce a beautiful, curved interior leading from wall to ceiling. The home’s fixed-end moment frame provides an open-air floor plan, giving full access for the building’s interior layout to take shape, leaving behind the spatial restriction of support beams and partitions.
Named Kvivik Igloo, the tiny prefabricated houses perched on top of the Kvivik Hills, overlooking the bay and surrounding mountains. Designed to look like tiny hobbit cottages, each Igloo Kvivik is built with a hexagonal frame and design elements meant to echo the past. Lined with asphalt panels, Kvivik’s Igloos can sprout grass and greenery from their rooftops and sides to truly transport residents to their favorite hobbit fairy tale. The living igloo roof not only adds to its charm, but also adds to the sustainability factor of the cottage, creating an elevated nesting place for birds and woodland creatures. Highlighting their sustainability efforts, builders use passive house building practices and natural materials to build Kvivik igloos, including wood, glass, aluminum and rubber.
Studio Puisto, an interior design studio based in Finland, collaborated with furniture brand Made By Choice and design company Portos Demos to create Space of Mind, a prefabricated modular micro booth to be installed anywhere in order to that customers can go from their home office to an off-grid mountain studio for peace and productivity. The modular cabin can be placed anywhere accessible by helicopter or crane and designed as a peaceful working studio, a vibrant fitness center, or a comfortable hotel-style bedroom. Studio Puisto, which is turning its micro cabin design into a micro-hospitality solution, even has plans underway to create an app for reservations and keyless entry and to build another micro cabin equipped with a sauna. .
The Majamaja Wuorio, built by Pekka Littow of Littow Architects, is described as an eco-cabin for its use of green energy storage and a closed-loop wastewater treatment system. Pekka Littow’s Majamaja concept was born out of life on the Finnish archipelago and essentially speaks of a building tradition that prioritizes harmony between humans and nature. Majamaja Wuorio units are prefabricated, transportable and using off-grid technologies such as solar panels and a recirculating water treatment system, the units can be located anywhere. The small cabin’s closed-loop water treatment system collects both rainwater and humidity from the air for storage, then sends it to the built-in water purification system for residents use it in the shower, kitchen or bathroom.
This pod is called “ My Room in the Garden ” because that’s exactly what it is and we don’t want to leave space for confusion as we all try to minimize our per-my-last- E-mail. The outer structure of the carrycot is made of weather-resistant aluminum and the interior has been designed in birch. To tone down that claustrophobic feeling, there are floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light. As mentioned earlier, you are the boss and therefore this module is fully customizable to fit your existing space. Since this is a modular, pre-fabricated system, you can build your pod to optimize your backyard or transmission without having to move anything.
Modern-Shed, a leader in innovative, sustainable prefabricated structures, heard our 11:11 wishes and designed Dwelling on Wheels, or DW for short. Their Housing on Wheels is a tiny 220 square foot house on wheels that buyers can take with them on the road and set up on nearby shores or riverbeds for overnight stays and views. Built to withstand varying climates and temperatures, a steel rib cage and metal standing seam siding surround the exterior of the DW for a durable, weatherproof finish. Completing the design of the industrial cottage, accents of red cedar wood warm the walls, eaves and even the canopy of the cottage which hangs over a durable iron wood deck, accessible through the door. double glazed glazed gable of the house.
Brette Haus prefab cabins are literally shipped to your location on the back of a trailer. In 3 hours, the house is placed on site, unfolded and secured in place, transforming it from a strange wooden cardboard box into a living cabin with between 22 and 47 square feet of space (depending on the cabin, a variant ). Each cabin takes approximately 8 weeks to manufacture and is made entirely from carbon neutral, weather resistant and durable cross laminated timber. There is no need for a permanent foundation… the cabins can be easily unfolded on any level ground before being secured in place using screw piles. Cab hinges can survive up to 100 folding cycles.