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PreFab Dome Homes Compliment A Beautiful Chinese Garden

The dome is an age-old architectural form that was lauded in its conception for its ability to create seemingly unsupported spans, resulting in an abundance of open space. This timber dome home is one of a series that were built in  the middle of a lychee garden in Gaoming, China. The huts are light-weight, low-energy, and meant to be a contemporary take on traditional Chinese forms and expressions.

Architect Timothy Oulton designed the shells to be comprised of 80 pre-fabricated timber panels that could be easily assembled on site, ensuring a speedy and accurate assembly process.

Interiors feature elements, such as the grand spiral staircase, that mimic the circular shape of the overarching dome structure. Each of the homes is built to German Passive House Standards, which are widely known to be among the most strict internationally. The goal was to build a collection of eco-friendly shelters that became a backdrop to the surrounding gardens, rather than an intrusion.

Rare Sighting: A PreFab Home That Looks Natural In The Wild

It’s often difficult for a pre-fabricated home or building to have a cohesive relationship with its building site. Even if great care is taken to orient the factory-built structure to best highlight the important views, topography, etc., they can have a tendency to feel tacked on rather than integrated with their surroundings.

This particular project by German industrial designers Patrick Frey and Bjorn Gotte manages to come off the shelf and into the wild with a soft and subtle nuance not often seen in pre-fab.

The Summerhaus Piu PreFab Vacation Home boasts a clean, warm material palette that quickly associates it with its surrounding environment. There is some flexibility in the design and manufacturing process that allows materials to be applied smartly based on native and available materials. This gives the home a closer connection to its final resting place regardless of where that might be. Large openings bring in light, and the home is pointed out towards the best, most scenic views.

10+ Stylish Prefab Homes That Won’t Break The Bank

While we love seeing all the upscale prefabs marketed as sustainable and low-cost solutions, they often seem overpriced, which flies in the face of the sustainable values that guide their vision. These are ten of the most affordable and versatile prefab homes that prove you don’t need a deep bank account to get a stylish home.

1The Escape Cabin

This gorgeous RV model can be towed anywhere you want, and comes fully outfitted with all the modern finishes you could dream of. With roughly 500 square feet of space, and plenty of options, it’s a great choice. Starting at $79,000.

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