RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS / Pre-fabricated Housing
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The project investigated the business case for the off-site manufacture of lightweight steel frame houses complying to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.
A highly insulated panel system was devised with pre-manufactured pods providing kitchen and bathroom facilities. Foundations were also pre-manufactured with mini-piles and incoming services prepared before delivery to enable a rapid construction.
Just in time manufacturing, storage, shipping and construction strategies were considered to provide a fast build low cost product desirable to housing associations and developers.
A range of components were proposed to enable different combinations of materials and renewable energy provision to allow construction to meet the contextual and environmental constraints of any site.
Project & Images by A. Nuttall @ Cole Thompson Anders