Prefab construction simplified the building process of a small summer home on Madeline Island in Wisconsin, where all materials had to be ferried across Lake Superior.
When a couple retired to a longtime island getaway in British Columbia, they wanted to add to the preexisting cabin without disturbing the land. Architect D’Arcy Jones designed a two-bedroom space that’s separated from the original by a private courtyard. Jones and his team applied stucco to the new cabin to echo the appearance of the original cabin.
Located deep in the countryside of New Zealand’s South Island, this retreat digs into the earth with a low form and a simple, square plan that recalls the modest settler buildings of the region.
Retirees Dr. Mary Ellen Kennedy and Robert Dault tasked architect Charlie Lazor with bringing a prefabricated 2,100-square-foot home to their lakeside property, located in one of rural Ontario’s unorganized territories.
Nearly every element of this prefab beach house in New Zealand was brought to its secluded site overlooking Hekerua Bay by hand.