Well, not exactly "this week", more like "the last two weeks." Here's all the news from while I was away on vacation.
Earlier this month, architecture blog Contemporist covered some minimal prefabs from Swedish company Arkitekthus:
Their goal is to bring good design to a larger market that otherwise could not afford an architect designed home.
Inhabitat's Prefab Friday looked at Travelodge's shipping container hotel in England:
The completed design uses eighty-six containers of various sizes that were retrofitted into bedrooms and bolted together onsite. The exterior has been clad and fitted with windows, thus converting the assemblage into a seamless 120-bedroom hotel.
Inhabitat also showed off the XO Mobile Structure from 70ºN Arkitektur:
... embodies an extreme of living simply - or simply living. The gorgeous prefab features a minimalist two-room construction that comes as-is and goes anywhere you please.
The Dwell blog discussed prefab sheds:
Lately, I've been coveting a Modern Cabana or Modern Shed for my personal back-40 in Los Angeles.
Treehugger cited another Dwell blog article in a post about "park models," or trailers, and their relation to prefab:
There is a vast infrastructure of trailer parks around North America that are due for change and upgrading, and a few visionary park operators are beginning to look at the market for modern.
(I posted this Tuesday, but it still carries the tag of our This Week series, usually released on Saturdays)