Architecture and Architectural Jobs
25.8K views | +0 today
Follow
Architecture and Architectural Jobs
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Paul Chappell from sustainable architecture
Scoop.it!

Prefab House Mini Modern by MAPA

Prefab House Mini Modern by MAPA | Architecture and Architectural Jobs | Scoop.it

This beautiful prefab house called the Mini Mod by MAPA utilizes prefab construction, allowing for the home to be built in a controlled environment, creating less of an impact on the construction site. What you see here is just a version of what can be built, expanded and created using the modular system that MAPA has designed.


Via Lauren Moss
more...
Osku Penttinen's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:58 AM

The ultimate bachelor house. I would love one even just as a small cottage. Only thing is, you need to be far from neighbours and other people unless you want to know what a fish in an aquarium feels like.

Patrick O'Carrigan's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:57 PM

Lovely crisp execution of a well tracked idea

Rescooped by Paul Chappell from innovative design
Scoop.it!

Watch a House Go From Flatbed to Fully Built in Less Than a Day

Watch a House Go From Flatbed to Fully Built in Less Than a Day | Architecture and Architectural Jobs | Scoop.it

If you're familiar with architect Richard Rogers, it's likely through buildings like the Pompidou Center and the London Shard, where the structure is put on display. But Rogers is also pioneering a new generation of flatpack prefab housing...

The 80-year-old architect is the subject of a retrospective at London's Royal Academy this summer; in the courtyard of the neoclassical building, curators invited Rogers and his team to build one of their three-story prefab housing units, which typically take less than 24 hours to construct. The architects explain the advantages on their website:

The panels have the advantage of being lightweight, very fire and water retardant, and even earthquake and hurricane proof. A patented jointing system ensures high levels of both acoustic and thermal insulation and the system offers the potential to reduce energy bills by up to 90%...

 

 


Via Lauren Moss
more...
ParadigmGallery's curator insight, August 26, 2013 1:38 PM

This post is interesting and fun. In particular I learned a lot from the comments following the story.

ParadigmGallery's comment, September 1, 2013 1:06 PM
Thanks for the rescoop...cheers!
Katie galvin's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:39 PM

Time lapse of prefab house in LondonLondon

Rescooped by Paul Chappell from sustainable architecture
Scoop.it!

Absolutely Prefabulous: 10 Modular Homes

Absolutely Prefabulous: 10 Modular Homes | Architecture and Architectural Jobs | Scoop.it

The benefits of using prefabrication are many, and can result in beautiful homes that function just as well or better than custom ones built on site.

Using modular techniques for construction allows for stronger purchasing power. The process of building on site is also much quicker—and cheaper. Prefabrication is also greener since it uses computer technology to manufacture the modules, which creates 50% to 75% less material waste. The one limitation of prefabrication is that the pieces of the home need to be able to be shipped from the factory to the site of assembly.

But the benefits of prefabrication are many, and can result in beautiful homes that function just as well or better than custom ones built on site.

 

Check out these 10 examples of prefab architecture at the link.


Via Lauren Moss
more...
ParadigmGallery's comment, September 1, 2013 1:11 PM
That was a wonderful prefab 101 for a novice like me! Thanks so much,,,
Jorge Forero's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:45 PM

10 ejemplos de arquitectura modular, los invitamos a visitar http://inatechservices.com para conocer un poco más de arquitectura modular.

Rescooped by Paul Chappell from sustainable architecture
Scoop.it!

Caterpillar House: Contemporay Prefab Construction in Santiago, Chile

Caterpillar  House: Contemporay Prefab Construction in Santiago, Chile | Architecture and Architectural Jobs | Scoop.it

This prefabricated house for an art collector and his family was built in the outskirts of Santiago in a new suburban residential area. In order to reduce construction time and costs, second hand shipping containers were used as follow: Five 40 “standard containers, Six 20“ standard containers and one 40“ open top container for the swimming pool.


The main purposes of the house were two: the first one was to integrate it to the territory of this part of the city where the presence of the Andes Mountain is extremely strong both visually and tectonically. The second one was to allow the external air to run smoothly and easily through the all house and its different parts In order to avoid mechanical cooling.



Via Lauren Moss
more...
Mpi Guy's comment, September 6, 2013 9:43 AM
Cudos for inventive design!
Joy Das's curator insight, August 6, 2015 3:34 PM
Cement Masonry Program at Tri-C :

http://ohio.quantity-takeoff.com/courses/cement-masonry-program-at-Tri-C.html

Joy Das's curator insight, August 7, 2015 1:29 PM
CALL 6 Identified Constructional problems at Closed I-65 Extension :

http://ohio.quantity-takeoff.com/news/call-6-identified-constructional.html