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The 1990s-est Ashes Rematch Down Under

Last month we ran The 1990s-est Ashes, an exhibition match between a 1990s England Test XI and a 1990s Australia Test XI played out using Cricket Captain’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode. It was both a nail-biter and also a sizeable defeat for England. Michael Atherton’s men were just minutes from securing a draw, but ultimately lost by 103 runs. A number of readers have pressed us to run another Sim Series. With the whole of Test history to draw upon, there are all sorts of new and exciting thi...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Holland, Chris Lewis, Adam Gilchrist, Graham Thorpe, Extras, Prefab, Salisbury, Stewart, Jack Russell, Nasser, Nick Knight, Bert, Angus Fraser


First CLT Passive House project in Boston breaks ground

Move over steel and concrete — a pioneering cross-laminated timber (CLT) project that’s set to break ground in Boston could spearhead a greater adoption of mass timber across the country. Local startup Generate Architecture + Technologies has teamed up with progressive developer Placetailor to lead the project — the city’s first-ever CLT Cellular Passive House Demonstration Project — and provide live/work spaces in Lower Roxbury. Developed with the startup’s Model-C system for prefabricated kit-...
Tags: Design, Boston, Architecture, Innovation, Solar, Green Building, Passive House, Modular, Prefab, Cross Laminated Timber, Prefab Housing, Southern Hemisphere, CLT, Sustainable Architecture, Prefabrication, Mass Timber


The Union Flats is a LEED Platinum-certified housing community

Prefab architecture and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand at The Union Flats, one of the largest completed modular housing developments in Northern California. Located in Union City directly across from a new public plaza and the local BART station, the transit-oriented community celebrates walkability and the outdoors with its amenities and proximity to green space. Completed in August 2018 by David Baker Architects, the solar-powered project has earned LEED Platinum certification and includes ...
Tags: Design, California, Architecture, Gallery, Solar Panels, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Bart, Green Roof, Leed Platinum, Modular Architecture, Prefab Architecture, Prefab Housing, Courtyard, BOISE Idaho, Union City


Stunning new prefab kit home centers on sustainability

Michigan-based Hygge Supply is known as a leader in the world of sustainable home design thanks to its customizable kit homes. Now, the company has unveiled the Birch Le Collaboration House — an incredible house that highlights how the company’s innovative, prefab designs can marry sustainability and high-end luxury. Founded by entrepreneur Kelly Sean Karcher, Hygge Supply creates what it calls “kit homes,” — sustainable, high-end prefab home designs that are customizable to virtually any tast...
Tags: Design, Architecture, United States, Michigan, Zero Waste, Will Johnson, Green Design, Prefab, Prefabricated, Prefab Housing, Karcher, Sustainable Architecture, Structural Insulated Panels, Low Impact Home Design, Kit Homes, Hygge Supply


This prefab weekend retreat made from shipping containers can be ordered online

Mexican architects Rodrigo Alegre and Carlos Acosta of the Mexico City-based firm STUDIOROCA have recently launched VMD (Vivienda Minima de Descanso), a new prefabricated housing system for delivering luxurious weekend retreats with reduced ecological footprints. Available to order and customize online, VMD can be fully set up and habitable in just 99 days. Each unit, which can be built as a one- or two-bedroom home, is constructed in a factory using shipping containers and outfitted with ecolog...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Customers, Architecture, Mexico City, Prefab, Recycled Materials, Weekend Getaway, Weekend Retreat, Low Maintenance, Carlos Acosta, Prefab Housing, Sustainable Architecture, Bolon, Prefabricated Architecture, Prefabricated Housing


This student housing is the largest Passive House-certified building in the Southern Hemisphere

At nearly 70,000 square feet, Gillies Hall at Monash University in Australia has become the country’s largest Passive House-certified building. The school has a population of about 4,000 students, most of whom are studying subjects of early childhood education, physiotherapy and nursing. Since the building was opened, modeling has maintained indoor temperatures between 22 °C (71 °F) and 24 °C (75 °F) throughout the year. At the forefront of the project was the usage of cross-laminated timber (o...
Tags: Design, Australia, California, Architecture, Schools, Energy Efficiency, Passive House, Prefab, Ucsb, Southern Hemisphere, Monash University, CLT, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, Peter Clarke, Gillies Hall, Simon Topliss


Prefab alpine shelter boasts phenomenal views and a small footprint

On the border between Italy and France, a new alpine shelter with breathtaking views has been gently placed atop a remote landscape. Paolo Carradini and his family tapped Michele Versaci and Andrea Cassi to craft an all-black mountain hut to honor the memory of their son, Matteo, a passionate mountaineer. Named the Bivacco Matteo Corradini, the sculptural dwelling was prefabricated off-site in modules, transported by helicopter and reassembled on the construction site to minimize site impact. L...
Tags: Design, France, Architecture, Italy, Innovation, Prefab, Modular Architecture, Alpine Shelter, Alpine Architecture, Prefab Housing, Valle, Matteo, Nature Inspired Architecture, Prefabricated Architecture, Minimize Site Impact, Metal Cladding


Nest LivingHome Toolkit Drastically Reduces Costs of Housing Construction

Starting at $57,900, Plant Prefab and architecture firm Brooks & Scarpa offer modular unit designs that can be assembled with prefabricated, customizable parts—from shelters that house hundreds of people to standalone units that run off the grid. These designs, named Nest LivingHome Toolkits, seek to combat the housing crisis in many US cities by employing innovative design in situations that usually require costly construction sites …
Tags: Amazon, Design, Housing, US, Cities, Architecture, Homes, Prefab, Linkaboutit, Affordable Housing, Brooks & Scarpa, Plant Prefab, Nest LivingHome Toolkit, Prefrabricated


Architects use simple, low-cost and efficient materials to create spectacular home with 'flying roof' in Chile

Modern homes come in all shapes and sizes, but it seems that architects are opting to take a simpler route these days when it comes to creating amazing designs. Case in point is the beautiful BL House by Mas Fernandez Architectos. Located in a coastal area in Chile’s Valparaíso region, the gorgeous home was built using prefabricated and modular materials, then topped with an eye-catching, origami-inspired metal roof. Tucked into a hilly landscape covered with trees and vegetation, the almost 2,...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Chile, Costa Rica, Prefab, Prefabricated, Building Materials, Valparaiso, Chilean Architecture, BL House, Mas Fernandez architectos, Mas Fernandez Architectos Located, Mas Fernandez


Cutwork proposes innovative just add water housing for refugees

In a bid to alleviate the global refugee housing crisis, Paris-based design studio Cutwork developed a conceptual housing proposal that it says will only take one day and, at minimum, two people without special construction skills to assemble. The concrete textile exterior can harden into a protective shell within 24 hours after water is added — a quick process that gives rise the project’s nickname, “Just Add Water.” According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are approximately 25.9 million refu...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Paris, Refugees, Shelter, Disaster Housing, Prefab, Humanitarian Design, Refugee Housing, UN Refugee Agency, Humanitarian Architecture, Prefabricated Housing, Flat Pack, Refugee Shelter, Cutwork, Cortex Composites


Self-shaping Urbach Tower twists itself into a unique, curvaceous shape

Wood warping typically creates unwanted and undesirable effects, yet the creators behind a unique new landmark in Urbach, Germany have found a way to harness the naturally occurring deformity into an unexpected architectural possibility. The University of Stuttgart completed a nearly 47-foot-tall timber structure that gets its curvaceous form from the “self-shaping process” of its curved wood components. Constructed from spruce wood cross-laminated panels, the Urbach Tower is the first wood stru...
Tags: Design, Atlanta, Architecture, Innovation, Switzerland, Prefab, Sustainable Materials, Prefabricated, CNC, University Of Stuttgart, CLT, Urbach Tower, Urbach Germany


REPII House offers expansive modular space with sleek design elements

Modular design is nothing new and continues to grow in popularity as well as functionality. The design has been a growing trend in innovative markets such as converted train cars and storage pods. But not all modular spaces feature modern design, fabulous natural lighting and sleek decor. In fact, the REPII House is a stark contrast to many modular blueprints with the idea that the extra space can be close but not attached to the main unit — and stylish to boot. The REPII House can be used as ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Chile, House, Prefab, Prefabricated, Modular Design, Prefab Housing, Canelones Uruguay, Prefabricated Housing, Bernardo Vivo, Guzmán Trípodi, VivoTripodi, Marcos Guiponi


A modern reusable pavilion is sustainably designed to pop-up almost anywhere

Combining art, architecture and technology, Los Angeles-based architectural firm Montalba Architects recently completed a temporary pop-up pavilion for the annual Bex & Arts sculpture triennial that’s designed to be easily disassembled and reused for future events. Set on a movable foundation that allows for minimal site impact, the Bex & Arts pavilion briefly served as a fabrication studio, exhibition space and information center on a clearing surrounded by the dramatic Swiss mountains. The li...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Workshop, Switzerland, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Pop-up, Modular Architecture, Spruce, Sustainable Construction, Fablab, Kerto, Montalba Architects, Prefabricated Pavilion


Cambridges first co-housing development fosters sustainable living

Marmalade Lane, the first cohousing development in Cambridge, has recently been completed in Orchard Park and serves as a promising solution to the critical undersupply of houses in the market. Cambridge-based architectural firm Mole Architects designed the development that comprises 42 contemporary homes with shared facilities and garden space for a mixed and integenerational resident group. Billed as a “sustainable neighborhood,” the cohousing community was designed in accordance to passive d...
Tags: UK, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Cambridge, Housing Crisis, Leeds, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Orchard Park, Community Garden, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Architecture, Cohousing, Prefabrication, Airtight


This elevated prefab home in Chile takes in striking volcano views

In the Chilean city of Pucón, Santiago architect Alejandro Soffia has recently completed a prefab home that visually pops against its wooded surroundings. Fittingly named the Yellow House after its bright yellow facade, the modular residence is elevated off the ground for reduced site impact and to create a treehouse-like feel. The home’s modules were strategically connected with wooden joints and punctuated by full-height glazing to frame views of Lake Villarrica on one side and the Villarrica...
Tags: Design, Barcelona, Architecture, Gallery, Chile, Modular, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Villarrica, Modular Architecture, Prefab House, Yellow House, Pucon, Open-plan, Full-height Glazing, Prefabricated Architecture


The FLEXSE tiny house module is built from 100% recyclable materials

A tiny and deliciously cozy prefab home has popped up in St. Petersburg, courtesy of local architectural practice Smart Architecture Laboratory (SA lab). The charming compact building—dubbed FLEXSE—is the firm’s first prototype for tiny modular housing and is modeled after a traditional Scandinavian BBQ house. Designed with flexibility in mind, the FLEXSE prototype was prefabricated in a factory, assembled on-site and built entirely of recyclable materials. Defined by its organic elliptical f...
Tags: Design, Russia, Barcelona, Architecture, Gallery, St. Petersburg, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Tiny House, Recyclable Materials, Modular Architecture, Grill, Adaptable Architecture, Grill House, FLEXSE, Architecture Prototype


A modular classroom for environmental education pops up in a Barcelona park

Flexible, transportable and cost-efficient, the modular classrooms created by local design studio Baena Casamor Arquitectes BCQ offer a sustainable new way to activate Barcelona’s public parks. Inspired by timber cabins, the prefabricated pop-up classroom is a multipurpose space sheathed in wood and crafted with a focus on environmental education for school groups and families. The architects recently installed a classroom prototype, AULA K, in the Parc de Can Zam with a built area of nearly 1,...
Tags: Design, Spain, Barcelona, Environmental Education, Architecture, Gallery, Schools, Solar Panels, Modular, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Classroom, Rainwater Collection, Modular Architecture, Prefabricated Architecture


Tham & Videgrd Arkitekter designs Swedish vertical village built from CLT

Stockholm-based architecture practice Tham & Videgård Arkitekter has unveiled designs for a new housing typology in Gothenburg, Sweden, that will be built from cross-laminated timber. Named the “vertical village,” the project is a “solid timber” iteration of the firm’s previous development by the same name that had been designed for Stockholm in 2009. Like its predecessor, the Gothenburg “vertical village” champions a dense and family-centric development built around a series of connected garde...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Cult, Architecture, Gallery, Vietnam, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Cross Laminated Timber, Skylight, Prefab Housing, Gothenburg Sweden, Hedges, Private Garden


The prefab Plugin House turns ruins into livable dwellings in just one day

Beijing-based design studio People’s Architecture Office has proved yet again its knack for innovation and socially conscious design with its recent project, the Shangwei Village Plugin House. Made with a modular building system of prefabricated panels, these customizable homes can slot into existing structures to make formerly uninhabitable spaces both livable and attractive for far less than the cost of a typical renovation. The experimental dwellings were installed in the Chinese village of ...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Beijing, Gallery, Shenzhen, Ruins, Mezzanine, Prefab, Natural Light, Modular Architecture, Skylight, Prefab Housing, Modular Home, Prefab Home, Prefabricated Architecture


Experimental prefab home eschews fossil fuels in Geneva

In the centrally located town of Lancy in Geneva, Switzerland, a compact and experimental timber home bucks the local archetype for concrete-based housing in favor of a more eco-friendly alternative. Swiss architect Leopold Banchini collaborated with engineer Marc Walgenwitz to design the light-filled abode — dubbed the Casa CCFF — using a prefabrication system that minimizes construction costs as well as waste. The small urban home was built for energy efficiency and assembled in just a few da...
Tags: Design, Yves Behar, Architecture, Gallery, Switzerland, Geneva, Insulation, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Timber Architecture, Modular Architecture, Modular Design, Solar Gain, Geneva Switzerland, Open-plan


Floating prefab architecture addresses climate change on Chengdus Jincheng Lake

Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi of the firm NLÉ Architects recently unveiled his third iteration on the award-winning Makoko Floating School, a prefabricated building system aimed at addressing “the challenges and opportunities of urbanization and climate change” through sustainable and alternative building typologies. Dubbed the MFS IIIx3, the thought-provoking collection of structures has been set afloat on a lake in Chengdu, the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province. The project ...
Tags: Design, China, Nigeria, Architecture, Gallery, Wood, Bamboo, Modular, Sichuan, Chengdu, Lagos, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Floating Architecture, Modular Architecture, Prefab Architecture


Gorgeous prefab cabin is embedded into the mountainous Norwegian landscape

Located in the mountainous area of Filefjell, Norway, a stunning, solitary cabin peeks out over the snow-covered landscape. Designed by Oslo-based firm Helen & Hard Architects, the beautiful Gubrandslie Cabin, which is made out of prefabricated solid wood panels, is designed to provide a low-impact shelter that can withstand the extreme climate characterized by harsh wind and snow. Located on the border of Jotunheimen National Park, the private, 1,184-square-foot home is sturdy enough to withs...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Norway, Cabins, Oslo, Cabin, Prefab, Natural Light, Cabin Design, Resilient Architecture, Prefabricated, Wooden Cabins, Prefab Cabins, Jotunheimen National Park, Helen Hard Architects


Yves Bhar designs compact, prefab homes to tackle the housing crisis

Yves Béhar has designed everything from high-tech wearables to voice-activated, transforming furniture — now, the prolific San Francisco-based designer is adding prefabricated homes to the list. Unveiled earlier this month at the Summit Festival in Los Angeles, the YB1 (Yves Béhar LivingHomes) is a line of prefabricated accessory dwelling units created in partnership with LivingHomes, the design studio of California-based prefabricated home producers Plant Prefab. The fully customizable homes a...
Tags: Design, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yves Behar, Architecture, Gallery, Smart Home, Forest Stewardship Council, Prefab Homes, Prefab, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Prefabricated, Modular Design, Fsc Certified Wood


BIGs dramatic hillside apartments officially open in Stockholm

Bjarke Ingels Group has announced the official opening of the long-awaited 79&Park, a residential development with a striking, stepped design. Located in Stockholm’s Gärdet district, the sculptural complex consists of 169 foliage-covered apartments constructed from prefabricated 3.6-meter by 3.6-meter modules that are arranged around an open courtyard. The cascading design was developed to optimize access to natural light as well as views toward the city and Gärdet’s parklands. Inaugurated on ...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Architecture, Gallery, Bjarke Ingels, Copenhagen, Big, Stockholm, Prefab, Modular Architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group, Prefab Housing, Oma, Cedar, White Oak, Cedar Cladding


Add ‘architecture’ to Yves Behar’s skill-set!

Having built brands like Fitbit, Jawbone, Sodastream, Hive, and having contributed to super-brands like Herman Miller, designer Yves Behar quite literally needs no introduction. Founder of Fuseproject and the designer behind a lot of the projects we revere as ‘great design’, Yves Behar’s latest venture focuses on the bigger picture. You’re looking at Livinghomes YB1, Behar’s first line of fully built prefab homes, made for Plant Prefab.A fully-furnished prefab home is more of a systems design pr...
Tags: Design, Yves-Behar, Architecture, Prefab, Herman Miller, Behar, Prefab Home, Yves Behar Fuseproject, LivingHomes, YB1


A rustic, surfside home connects a young family to the beach

Surf’s up for a young couple living in the southwestern France surfing mecca of Soorts-Hossegor. Custom-designed by Paris-based firm Java Architecture, ‘Une Maison Pour Surfer’ serves as a home base for the surf-loving couple and their new baby. Keeping within a tight budget and focusing on minimal impact to the environment, the architects created an elongated home using prefabricated modules. The 1,000-square-foot home was built in collaboration with the homeowners, a young couple who lived i...
Tags: Europe, Design, France, Architecture, Gallery, Ocean, Paris, Surf, Surfing, Beach, Vacation Home, Prefab, Prefabricated, Prefab Housing, Minimalist Living, Wooden Homes


BIG completes low-income Homes for All project in Copenhagen

Beautiful yet affordable design-led apartments have been quickly completed in the northwest part of Copenhagen thanks to the power of prefabrication. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group as part of the non-profit affordable housing association Lejerbo’s “Homes for All” mission, the Dortheavej Residence is a 6,800-square-meter curved building with 66 new homes for low-income clients. Clad in long wooden planks and stacked to create an attractive checkered pattern, the apartment modules feature soarin...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Community, Bjarke Ingels, Copenhagen, Big, Apartment, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Affordable Housing, Public Plaza, Timber Architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group, Modular Housing, Courtyard


TalkSPORT and Test Match Special | I Don’t Like Cricket, I Hate It

I Don’t Like Cricket, I Hate It is a semi-regular feature where we ask a fella called Prince Prefab about cricket – even though he hates cricket. We are in bold. Prince Prefab is not. England tour Sri Lanka and the West Indies this winter and the big news for cricket’s (in)visibility in the media is that talkSPORT have got the radio broadcast rights, so there’s no Test Match Special. Well I don’t listen to Test Match Special but even I’m livid. One of my favourite things is talking on the radi...
Tags: England, Sex, Michael Vaughan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, England cricket news, Aggers, Lalit Modi, Prefab, TMS, County cricket news, I Don't Like Cricket I Hate It, Prince Prefab, Henry Blofeld


MIT develops a sustainable, mass timber-building prototype modeled after the longhouse

As sustainability measures become increasingly important in new construction, architects around the world are turning toward mass timber — even for large-scale projects. A workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is dedicated to exploring the design and engineering potential of wood-based technologies and recently unveiled one such example that can even be turned into an energy producer. Dubbed the Longhouse, the mass timber-building prototype is modeled after the traditional build...
Tags: Design, Mit, Architecture, Gallery, Newark, Passive Solar, Solar Panels, Carbon Footprint, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Timber Construction, Building Materials, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, CNC, Sustainable Architecture, Sawtooth Roof


Towering prefab cabins envisioned for Iceland's rugged landscape

Cabins come in all shapes and sizes, but innovative architect Bartosz Domiczek has just unveiled a tower-like prefab cabin that is one of the most extraordinary we’ve ever seen. The Northern Wisps Cabins — inspired by traditional Nordic design principals — are pyramid-like shelters that are covered in ultra-resistant sail fabric to withstand harsh climates and rugged terrain. Domiczek’s shelter design is a prefab cabin that can be assembled quite easily thanks to minimal materials and an effic...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Innovation, Iceland, Shelter, Cabins, Prefab, Shelter Design, Cabin Designs, Prefab Cabins, Nordic design, Bartosz Domiczek, Northern Wisps Cabins, Ronen Bekerman's Cabins 3d Challenge, Domiczek