Rammed earth modular housing with photovoltaic windows and roof garden
Apple will invest in 200 megawatts of solar energy projects in China and has pledged to work with factories in the region to source more renewable energy and improve their energy efficiency.
Does factory-built housing imply dull arrays of repetitive forms and facades?
Don’t be surprised if the Big Bad Wolf comes calling
There is a reason why kings built their castles out of stone, a reason why the two pigs who built their houses out of straw and sticks had their houses destroyed. It is not a hard concept to grasp
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.
Modular steel construction means you can build upwards on an existing building while minimising disruption
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.…