July 29, 2014
Thanks to prefab technology, it’s now possible to bring an entire home with you on your seaside vacation. These modular structures were delivered straight to the shore to provide easy ocean access.
iconic modern lambert house

Erected right on the dunes in Long Island, Richard Meier’s 1961 Lambert House is an early example of the modern prefab typology.

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Richard Meier & Partners Architects.
Originally appeared in A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House
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compact prefab new zealand exterior

After years of vacationing out of a trailer, Andrew and Shiree Morrison decided to collaborate with a group of architecture students in order to build a compact prefab vacation home on their plot of land in New Zealand's Onemana Beach. 

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Originally appeared in Students Pass Their Class by Building a House in New Zealand
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prefab beach house retreat

Paul Masi of Bates Masi + Architects drew upon prefab technology, such as factory-made panels and a prefabricated cement foundation, when building a sustainable seaside retreat for his sister and brother-in-law in Montauk.

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Originally appeared in Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
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modular beachside getaway Australia

An Australian architect designed a beach house consisting of three modules for her family. Constructed in a factory outside Melbourne, the house was then transported down to the sleepy beach town of Merricks.

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Originally appeared in This House is Why Friends Make the Best Collaborators
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cedar clad prefab house by method homes

Prefab builder Method Homes constructed a highly personalized modular home on Washington’s Puget Sound for a couple formerly based in Los Angeles.

Originally appeared in A Prefab Home on Washington's Puget Sound
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Gerard Kitchener and his partner Denise spend most weekends on top of an exposed hill in a two-level steel-and-glass tower on stilts.

A raised steel-and-glass prefab in southern Australia’s Waratah Bay offers a 360-degree panoramic view that takes in the surging ocean on three sides.

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Originally appeared in Rising to the Occasion
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The dramatic Strait of Juan de Fuca sets the stage for a Seattle couple's ideal getaway.

Architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, created a prefab vacation house on the sylvan shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state with spectacular views of the water.

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Originally appeared in Setting the Stage
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iconic modern lambert house

Erected right on the dunes in Long Island, Richard Meier’s 1961 Lambert House is an early example of the modern prefab typology.

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