Modular

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about modular

Project • By BIO-architectsPrivate Houses

Forest DublDom

The «Kashtan» DublDom home, as it’s called, so impressed the audience that many started dreaming about their serene residence surrounded by the forest.  Eventhough nature offers you a peaceful environment, it also poses a challenge for your dwelling. While planning this elevated home, we considered how the trees will affect the property and home experience.  Our goal was to provide a home to harmonize with its surroundings. Caption Typically, our firm prefers one storey houses, but in this project, we decided to explore. We still believe that on small plots and for year-round living, a one-story house is more convenient.  When you're surrounded by a tall forest, this provides another solution for creat... More

Project • By Finch BuildingsApartments

Buiksloterham

Fast, clean and circular constructionThe hybrid residential tower consists of 30 linked and stacked wooden prefab modules around a concrete elevator shaft. The wooden modules are already equipped with installations and sanitary facilities in the factory and there they are prepared for transport to the construction site. This saves construction time and storage on location. This efficient production process already saves a maximum amount of CO2 compared to traditional construction. The prefab wood module construction reduces production errors and improves the construction speed. After all, production takes place under conditioned conditions. The modules are then transported on a truck to the construction site and placed there immediately. Wo... More

Project • By gadExhibition Centres

Shaoxing Rice Wine Town Reception Room

Shaoxing rice wine has a long history and its culture is deeply rooted in this soil. Dongpu town, where the project is located, has been the center of Shaoxing wine industry since ancient times, and is known as "Shaoxing old wine comes from Dongpu and you can smell the aroma of wine ten miles away from Dongpu ". The original site was a workshop for producing rice wine, now its red brick chimney is preserved. In the early stage of the project, it will be used as Shaoxing Yellow Rice Wine Exhibition and Experience Hall, including yellow rice wine cultural experience exhibition, bookstore, flower shop and other functions. Later, it will be converted into a waterfront commercial building containing three restaurants and a bookstore. Caption... More

Project • By RESOLUTION: 4 ARCHITECTUREPrivate Houses

Sharon Residence

Located on a wooded site in the northwest corner of Connecticut, the Sharon Residence is a 1,892 square foot prefabricated home with views towards the Housatonic Valley. An insulated concrete foundation supports four prefabricated 16’-0” wide modules. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding doors frame views of the surrounding landscape. Resolution: 4 Architecture The “L” shaped floor plan is generated by a large rectangular communal space and a linear bar of private bedrooms and baths. Two of the bedrooms are flexible programmatically by means of integrated custom millwork that provides a work desk, storage, and a pull down bed. Resolution: 4 Architecture The expansive communal space combines the kitc... More

Project • By RESOLUTION: 4 ARCHITECTUREPrivate Houses

Amagansett Addition

The client, a bachelor, found that his existing house, located on a bluff overlooking Amagansett Beach, did not provide enough space for entertaining his many friends and family for the summer. The existing pool deck provides stunning panoramic views of the ocean, so capitalizing on the view and creating an easy flow from inside to outside was critical in the design of this 5,000 square-foot modular guest house addition. Caption The client’s brief called for the existing house to remain, so a large auto court was created to accommodate guest entry. Additionally, a new sitebuilt garage is cantilevered off the bluff. A large hydraulically-operated glass garage door and floor-to-ceiling glazing opposite the garage door maintain vie... More

Project • By RESOLUTION: 4 ARCHITECTUREPrivate Houses

Cornwall Cabin

Overlooking a lush wooded valley below, the Cornwall Cabin rests on a steep sloping site in a rural corner of Northwestern Connecticut. As a weekend retreat for a Manhattan mother and her young daughter, the 1,500 square foot modern prefabricated cabin - located two hours outside the city - was carefully designed for simple, low-maintenance living. The compact floor plan efficiently accommodates the essentials for their weekend lifestyle. Custom built-ins for storage, benches, bookshelves, and bunk beds were incorporated throughout to maximize space and usability. Caption The cabin is sited to allow for uninterrupted views of the valley to the South. As such, the house is a linear composition oriented on an East/West axis, with expans... More

Project • By RESOLUTION: 4 ARCHITECTUREPrivate Houses

Lido Beach House II

Sitting on a flag lot at the corner of Lido Beach, this 2,625 sq. ft. prefab home serves as a summer house for a professor / writer and her family. The home attempts to establish a relationship to the surrounding dunes and beach while still being referential to its cozy neighborhood. Caption At the ground level, three concrete storage volumes serve as organizing elements that lift the home off of the ground and create a carport, sitting area, and an outdoor shower that are sheltered from the street. Stairs at the front of the home lead to an entry porch and dump zone, providing a space to bypass the private first floor and continue to the public second floor. Caption The private first floor includes a master suite, a second bedr... More

NewsNews • 19 Nov 2021

Renzo Piano Building Workshop completes Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris Saclay

On the Paris Saclay campus Renzo Piano Building Workshop arranged a string of approximately twenty buildings around a central garden. Two buildings are offset towards the center to form the entrance to the university campus block. The 63,000 square meter building welcomes 3000 students. © Michel Denancé Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed the building with a holistic approach in which each element, each detail, each typology is part of a whole. A modular system was implemented where many of the parts are repeated over the different buildings. © Michel Denancé Design choices are based on the idea that structural appearance is secondary to functionality. The structure is made up out of large 16 meter wid... More

Project • By plano livrePrivate Houses

Estúdio Lapinha

The architectural design of Estúdio Lapinha was conceived to be executed in two stages. The first was the construction of a modular housing inside two containers, exhibited at CASACOR Minas 2021. The second will be completed after its disassembly and reassembly in Lapinha da Serra, where it will serve as accommodation. Henrique Queiroga The construction process guided the project. Two container modules were attached laterally, their industrialized components exposed without camouflage. The hydraulics are concentrated in one wall, creating the infrastructural module. This strategy, apart from reducing costs, frees the rest of the space. Therefore, the other container is a flexible, indeterminate module, a free plan, which, in th... More

Project • By Cristina Menezes ArquiteturaPrivate Houses

Casa Acqua

Casa Acqua was conceptualized in the same guidelines as the original Roman house!The original Roman house, discovered beneath the petrified lavas of Vesuvius volcano, had an “O”-shaped floor plan and had an inner courtyard with balconies surrounding the rooms, which allowed the visual integration of all spaces/people and a central fountain symbolizing prosperity! Caption This typology was suitable to our current times and, mainly, rethought for this real moment of pandemic, to Casa Acqua! The project has four modules, individualized by sectors (intimate, social, leisure and service), with an inner courtyard. This individualized deployment brings privacy when needed. These modules are surrounded by water mirrors, elements o... More

Project • By BIO-architectsPrivate Houses

DD16 - prototype of modular compact house

DD16 is a prototype of modular compact house that was made for installation in remote places and extreme conditions. The house consists of 2 modules that are made at the factory. Ivan Ovchinnikov The prototype was designed and made as a tourist equipment where the weight of every detail is taken into account so it can be used in very harsh conditions. All the constructive elements were subject to change as well as the interior finishing compared to the regular houses. The frame is made of laminated wood with a milled ports. The ports helped to decrease the weight and cold bridges and gaps. Polyurethane foam is used as an insulation, the rigidity of which helped to decrease the weight of inner finishing materials. The exterior finishin... More

Project • By BIO-architectsPrivate Houses

Modular house on the slope

The countryside residence for the young couple was designed in 2019. The plot on the slope suggested an unusual solution for the location of the house and the landscape design. Sergey Melnikov The idea of the project was to create a very open but still functional living space. The client’s family wanted to spend as much time as possible outdoors with children, creating the points of attraction for the unity with nature without losing comfort and functionality, those being such important elements nowadays.This is how the large terraces, pleasant to walk on barefoot, appeared around the house. The terraces were followed by a pergola creating a shade for the family meals on hot summer days, by a summer kitchen that perfectly suits... More

Project • By TDOPrivate Houses

Fab House

Fab House is a modular constructed house typology designed for joint venture developers Places for People and Urban Splash, and is one of the architect-designed house typologies in the House by Urban Splash portfolio. Peter Cook Peter Cook In Tyneside, a terrace of ten houses has been built on The Plateau of Smith’s Dock in North Shields, the former site of a thriving shipyard which has lay dormant for the past 30 years, and is now being transformed into a vibrant new neighbourhood by Urban Splash and Places for People. The terrace of ten Fab Houses sits in a masterplan alongside a crescent of 24 Town Houses and an 80-unit apartment, the Smokehouses, designed by SimpsonHaugh. Peter Cook As Fab House proves, design doe... More

Project • By Architects of InventionApartments

SBERCITY

The proposed site is located within the newly designed masterplan of Rublyevo-Archangelskoe, a territory which occupies 461ha to the west of Moscow. It is a large-scale LEED ND certified project, with aspirations becoming a sustainable, high-tech and harmonious live-work city for business and families. Located on the greenbelt, adjacent to the Moskva river, it is an attractive location less than hour away from the city of Moscow.    The 640 residential unit building complex is comprised of a singular universal block, interconnected on two levels. It thereby suggests a permeable, notional, perimeter block. Each block is connected to the other as a bridge, which also produces a roof terrace on the free, upper surface of the block... More

Project • By Look CompositesSupermarkets

ABC MODULAR

Manufacture of two pieces of design in GRP, prefabricated for incorporation into a modular construction installed on the Benicarló beach. One of the pieces has the function of a porch between the two modules, the other is an exterior wall, both provide a marked identity to the whole. The finish of the pieces is the same as the rest of the materials used, in this way there are no material changes. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT- Three-dimensional shapes in two pieces made to measure.- Prefabricate the pieces for a quick installation adapted to the rest of the set.- Good behavior outdoors and near the sea.- Lightness and rigidity for the roof that must also withstand the rain.FINAL SCOREThe prefabricated pieces in GRP are the pieces that gi... More