Tag Archives: prefab

Book review: Prefab Houses


As you might know, I have a thing with prefab homes. Always have. I love the idea of a cleverly designed home, fit for a contemporary lifestyle, put up in a matter of weeks, sometimes even days. You can imagine how thrilled I was when I got this marvellous Taschen Book ‘Prefab Homes’ as a gift from friends. I am helping them with a design and install for a new bathroom and I recently had my birthday but still out of the blue they surprised me with this marvellous gift.The book is written by Arnt Cobbers and Oliver Jahn, two well-known architecture and design authors. I can highly recommend it. It’s the perfect coffee table book, with tons and tons of inspiring pictures and stories about various prefab home designs and their designers.

Prefab Houses Taschen

Prefab Home

Another page spread from the book Prefab Houses by Taschen

The book is also available in the Homevoyeurs webshop for $47,38. You might be eligible for free shipping!

Prefab Houses Taschen book

Prefab Houses Taschen book

An early example of a prefab home in the book

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Prefab garden shed / greenhouse / guesthouse


This lovely green house Garden shed is designed by architect Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden’s Home & Garden collection. It’s a prefabricated garden shed combined with a greenhouse that easily doubles as a guesthouse. It can be assembled by simply using a screwdriver.  The Garden Shed, made from Finnish pine and safety glass, was launched in 2010 and was awarded with the Garden Product of the Year prize.

Garden shed by architect Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth for Kekkilä Garden’s

It is available through Kekkilä Garden in Finland and by Hasselfors Garden in other Scandinavian countries.

The back provides storage space

 

source: architizer