House of | dreams | of home # 2

Another way my dream house could look like: an awesome prefab house on a perfect piece of land. I lived in germany and switzerland for a long while where prefab houses are really popular. I always thought that this kind of house would definitely be one of the last options I would consider living in. They were just everywhere, and so ugly. I always thought of them as the perfect synonym of conformism.

Well, i had to review my judgment. There are some really great prefab houses out there and i would now most definitely consider this type of housing as a option…

Here are is an overview of my favorites…

 

Hedda Hytter

based in Norway, Hedda Hytter have the most beautiful wooden prefab houses I have ever seen. It’s embedding so nicely in Norway’s landscape and just from looking at the pictures on their homepage I get the feeling of cosiness and warmth. But i guess this type of construction is less suitable for the israeli heat…

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The Loftcube

designed by Werner Aisslinger the loftcube offers a dialogue between the inside and the outside with its all-around windows. I mean, just imagine living in this cube, maybe with ocean view…just the right thing for romantic evenings sitting in the step of the window, letting the feet tangle from the edge while sipping a drink and listening to a nice tune. Beautifully designed, très cool and sexy but maybe less suitable for a young family with a small child… 

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MO House

by FRPO Architects that took up the challenge of building a single family house in the middle of a forest. The trees are literally hugging this house. I love it. Also I really like the clear lines, the transparency and the very simple wooden walls. Perfect for the warm south, adaptable to every possible size and with incorporated indoor and outdoor playground for hide and seek.One more thing i really like about this house is the uniqueness of the space that was directly sketched by nature. There will never be two same houses. But that’s also the part that makes this project more costly than other options…

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MIMA House

by Mima Architects. This house 36 sqm costs only as much as a family car. The interior can be partitioned according to the needs of the inhabitants and the space adapted in minutes. There is different sizes for the mima house, from 34 to 191 sqm. The mima house has good insulation, sun control and seismic performance which makes it a real dream house for us. The only downside is that the production site is located in Porto and that the shipping costs are probably astonomical. But it’s sooo perfect!

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The simple idea of a prefabricated house makes me believe that one day we will have a beautiful house that is answering all our needs, wishes and dreams at a reasonable cost…