It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this asymmetrical prefab to come to fruition on the wooded shore of Sweden’s Müsko Island.
When Johnny Bellas set out to construct his dream home on British Columbia’s Gambier Island, he knew that building prefab would clear the logistic hurdles his plot of land posed. The qualities that made it desirable—a steep slope draped in trees overlooking a waterfront panorama of Howe Sound—are also a builder’s nightmare. However, Bellas was confident that Lindal’s TD3 2490 model rose to the challenge.
Helsinki architect Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth collaborated on this prefab shed-meets-sleeping-cabin, which can be assembled with little else than a screwdriver. Bergroth, inspired by nomadic yurt-dwellers, wanted an indoor/outdoor experience for her property in Finland.
Scott Wallace and Tara Coco turned to Lake|Flato Architects and its modular Porch House system for a family compound on the banks of the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas. The design integrates private spaces with public gathering spots, including a deck that serves as an outdoor living room.
French designer Philippe Starck worked with Slovenian prefab builder Riko to create an ecologically minded prototype called P.A.T.H. The first of its kind sits on a wooded test site in Montfort l’Amaury, near Paris.