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5 high-concept prefab homes from around the world

From 44-square-foot mobile homes to hurricane proof shelters, check out the modular structures after the jump

February 22, 2015 04:00PM

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A modular home in NYC and a prefab mobile home

 

Modular housing has come a long way since it first went big in the 1970s. Here is a look at five high-design prefabricated homes from around the world via Dwell.

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1. Cubbico’s modular homes are anything but flimsy. According to Dwell, the Dutch firm designs weather-resilient prefabs that can withstand Category 5 hurricanes, earthquakes and up to ten-feet of snow.

 

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2. Sprouting Rocket Studio is all about mobility. The Hütte Hut prefab is a 44-square-foot mobile home that hitches to the back of a car.

 

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3. Gluck+ assembled this 28-unit affordable housing building in Upper Manhattan in just 19 days.

 

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4. The Mini House 2.0 is currently in development by Swedish architect Jonas Wagell. It can be built in two days and occupies a mere 160 square feet.

 

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5. This 592-square-foot prefab by Danish firm Vipp features heated flooring and a Spartherm fireplace. [Dwell]Christopher Cameron

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