Does factory-built housing imply dull arrays of repetitive forms and facades?
Prefab housing suffers from bad stigma but building homes from premade parts can save time and costs.
Meanwhile, the pre-cast concrete MoVoCoSy project from Arup and promised to tackle another prefab preconception.
Zero defects is the primary battle ground between traditional and modern construction methods. A relative concept, zero defects is however a target that the construction industry has set for itself. Primary considerations are structural stability and keeping the water out. Proper functioning of services, components, fixtures and fittings are essential.
Container City, Trinity, Buoy Wharf, Docklands
A 3-dimensional system involving modules or pods which is the basic building block of much prefabricated construction. Several designers are experimenting with making this form adaptable to more than apartments.…
Beaufort Court consists of 65 houses and flats arranged in three blocks around a communal area.