Prefab holiday cabins boast spectacular coastal views in Tasmania

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If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting Tasmania, you’ll want to put Freycinet’s newest additions to your bucket list. Nestled inside one of the country’s oldest National Parks, this unique hotel recently saw the completion of its nine Coastal Pavilions, a series of prefabricated one-bedroom cabins designed by Liminal Studio that blur the lines between inside and out. Inspired by the spectacular surroundings, the pavilions are fitted out with a natural material palette, full-height glazing and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



A prefab chapels sculptural form amplifies the Spanish landscape

Perched on a hilltop in a bucolic rural landscape in southern Spain, the Sacromonte Chapel is a prefabricated, minimalist structure designed to coexist with nature in harmony. Designed by Uruguay and Brazil-based architecture firm MAPA, this sculptural place of worship is set on one of the highest peaks in the traditional Andalusian neighborhood of Sacromonte and overlooks unobstructed, panoramic views of its surroundings. The building was mainly constructed from cross-laminated timber panels and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This prefab pavilion in Zhejiang brings travelers closer to nature

There’s no better way to build appreciation of nature than to immerse people in its beauty. That’s the idea behind the Pine Park Pavilion, a recently completed structure by the riverside in China’s Zhejiang province. Designed by Beijing-based design studio DnA Design and Architecture, the prefabricated Pine Park Pavilion serves to bring cyclists and hikers closer to the landscape.

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The pre-fab tiny Skyview Cabin is crafted from all-natural and low-impact materials

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Solar-powered seaside cabin blends prefab design with traditional building techniques

This small solar-powered hideaway in British Columbia mirrors the natural incline of the cliff on which it sits. Architecture studio Battersby Howat worked together with Hinterland Design who assembled a small team of craftsmen to build the Valdes Island Shack as a cozy retreat that combines prefab design and traditional building techniques.

The 386-square-foot cabin sits on a bluff overlooking the Salish Sea and features solar power and a rainwater filtration system. A team of Hinterland Design… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Local residents help build pre-fab bamboo social center that can be constructed in a week

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Cover installs its first prefab dwelling for the masses in L.A.

Thoughtful prefabricated design for the masses just moved one big step closer to reality. Tech company Cover just completed and installed its first computer-designed dwelling—and it’s begun taking pre-orders worldwide and delivering in Los Angeles. Cover, which describes their work as “doing for homes what Tesla is doing for the car,” uses proprietary computer algorithms to design beautiful custom spaces crafted to meet the user’s needs and optimized to meet rigorous Passive House standards…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

These minimalist prefab cabins are designed for human “recharging”

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The self-contained mobile prefab Coodo lets you live almost anywhere in the world

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Future solar technology inspired this bio-sustainability research centers prefab facade

The porous, pale green facade that wraps the Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability at Portugal’s Azurém Campus was created for more than just looks. The holes in the eye-catching cladding reference the shape of titanium nanotubes, which are being studied as a cheaper, energy-efficient alternative to silicon solar cells. Architect Cláudio Vilarinho designed the unique building as an inspiring symbol of the research center’s impact on the future of bio-sustainable technologies.

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