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Prefab projects come and go, but we're rather taken by the Hangar Design Group's HDG Prefab concept. Eschewing the wooden shoebox aesthetic beloved by most other exponents of the off-the-shelf building, the product is available with a pitched roof, making it blend more seamlessly into the landscape surrounding your plot.

A modular wooden-framed canvas covered shelter

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Available in four iterations – the pitched roof Joshua Tree and Welcome Home units, and the rather more caravanesque Icaro Bay and Suite Home models, together with the Kokai, a modular wooden-framed canvas covered shelter – the house stands out thanks to neat attention to detail. The prefab is just one of many projects to emerge from this multi-tasking Italian design collective, founded in 1980 by Alberto Bovo and Sandro Manete.

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).