Absolutely Prefabulous

Prefab housing. The very name conjures up boring little boxes that might be cheap but hardly chic. But now a whole range of sleek, modular factory-built designs are hitting the European market. The cutting-edge domiciles are quick to assemble, energy efficient and fitted with cool customized features. Here's a peek at some of the more intriguing prefab abodes and holiday hideaways.

Inspired by Berlin's postwar high-rises, the Loftcube can be craned or helicoptered onto your rooftop as an open-space pied-à-terre or office. The...

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