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7 Prefab Prototypes

By Dwell @dwell
These first forays into prefab structures helped catapult some of the leading firms specializing in the construction methodology. Slideshow Modern wooden prefab home in Scotland

“It’s a beautiful part of the world,” says architect Alan Dickson about Scotland's Isle of Skye. “The downside of that beauty is that land is expensive and very difficult for young people to afford, so they’re leaving the island.” In 2010, Dickson, of the Skye-based firm Rural Design, and local builder James MacQueen came up with a solution: a small timber-frame prefab design called the R.House, which can be constructed quickly and tucked onto less expensive lots that don’t appeal to well-heeled holiday homeowners.

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