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Prefab House 01
Chesterton, Indiana

OK, so you read in Dwell that prefab houses are cheap and cool. And you’re wondering how customizable they are relative to their cost because you want an inexpensive tricked-out version. But, you spoke with your architect friend and were told that if you customize too much, you’ll end up with a custom (i.e. pricey) home. Well, here’s UrbanLab’s first prefab house, designed in conjunction with a modular housing manufacturer in Indiana for a client interested in taking an “out-of-the-catalog” home and adding a single custom sun-room (the acrylic bubble). The two prefab material options for the facades are lapped plywood and corrugated aluminum.

Phase: Design Proposal