Modular architecture

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about modular architecture

Project • By Boano PrišmontasOffices

Dot House

Boano Prišmontas designed and manufactured a digitally fabricated tiny home for a dwelling in North London. Conceived as a multifunctional and flexible unit, it provides an ancillary and unique space to work, relax, watch a movie, read or play video games. Mainly used as a study and entertainment room, the 'Dot House' comprises a bathroom and a micro kitchen to provide an independent and self-sufficient micro-habitable space that could be used for visiting, family members, and guests. Caption Caption Caption Caption More

Project • By Miguel de la Torre ArquitectosShopping Centres

Liverpool La Perla Facade

The project is located in the La Perla Shopping Center District, in the City of Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. It is an exercise in urban integration that combines modernity through architecture and tradition in the activities of the community in Jalisco. Caption The facade converges at a vertex that forms the union of two avenues, it is formed by a grid of triangular modules with flat pieces and in low relief, forming a subtracted pyramid, which when rotated allows multiple variables, and when combined it manages to transmit the sensation of movement. The texture rotates along the walls of the façade, which points and accentuates the main access to the store. In addition to the set of reliefs, the same geometry has been transferred... More

Project • By Finch BuildingsApartments


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

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 nu.he StudioPavilions

Walk and talk 2020 Pavilion

”In the weaving of baskets and mats  There is a knowledge that lives and does not leave  As if the weaver were weaving himself  And not only weaving the mat and basket  But also his human union to the earth.”   Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen   The 2020 Walk and Talk Artist Festival Pavilion is a welcoming, public, open space; a temporary symbol for the city to emphasis the importance for artists, artisans and designer to work together along with the community to address the common social concerns. The designed pavilion seeks to create a strong connection with the neighborhood by conceptually extending the already utilized public plaza into the interior multi-functional areas. Those spaces... More

Project • By estudio AMATAMPrimary Schools

Study Rooms of the International School of Palmela

How can modular construction help complementing an International School program when you have little space and controlled costs? An orchard was changed and interconnected, helping to create the most conducive learning environment in these modular classrooms. The intervention at the International School of Palmela's orchard intended to complement the existing facilities throughout a new area of ​​support rooms (with controlled costs) implemented in an area of ​​the existing orchard. Given these constraints, the program was approached through modular construction, creating four modules with a contemporary interpretation, exploring the possibilities of modular wooden construction and its spatial versatility. Three different room modules and... More

Project • By Dream & Real ArchitectureHospitals

Covid 19 Prefabricated Modular Hospital Quick Construction Process is planned. 3 x 12 m, 2,4 x 6 m, 3 x 7 m standard prefabricated container modules are used in this hospital design. Project Team: Buket DEMİREL (Architect, M. Arch) Mustafa Sinan ÇORAK (Architect) Halil İbrahim GÜL (Architectural Student) Muhammet Furkan ÖNÜRME (Interior Architect) Sertan Demirdağ ( Architect ) Cost Consultancy More

NewsNews • 13 Nov 2020

Braunstein Taphouse is designed for craft beer production….and disassembly

In the Danish city of Koege, the recently completed Taphouse by ADEPT serves as a visitor centre for Braunstein Brewery and a natural local meeting place for the community. Situated on a stretch of municipality-owned harbour land that is concerned part of the city’s climate adoption strategy, the Taphouse is thus considered a temporary use. With this temporary use of the site in mind then, the Taphouse is ‘designed for disassembly’ so that building components can be relocated or recycled in the near future.   Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj Coast Studio The building is based on simple tectonic principles, with mechanical joints only. As such, all primary walls surfaces are without paint or grout. Overall, sustain... More

NewsNews • 31 Oct 2020

Space of Mind offers the opportunity to tailor a modular spatial experience

A modular concept that can be placed anywhere in the world, Space of Mind can serve as a home office, spare bedroom or gym. The concept from Finland’s Studio Puisto was initially developed as a response to the ongoing pandemic.  Credit: Marc Goodwin - Archmospheres With a mass timber construction using ecologically sourced Finnish wood, the structure does not have to be insulated to withstand the harshest winter conditions and provide a warm, cosy interior. The roof and exterior walls are clad with larch and standing seam galvanized metal or tar felt. Inside, flooring and doors are either LVL or Metsäwood.   Credit: Marc Goodwin - Archmospheres   With a footprint of just 10m2, the compact concept is ve... More

Project • By Firestone Building Products EMEAOffices

Cougnaud Campus

French company specialized in industrial modular buildings chose Firestone’s RubberGard EPDM membrane to waterproof the roof of the ‘Cougnaud Campus’ on the west of France. With an area of ​​5,000 m², the prefabricated modular building houses Cougnaud Construction’s 250 employees since January 2019 and is a true manifesto in favor of eco-responsible construction.    Why RubberGard EPDM ? Cougnaud Construction imagined a new generation roof that would contribute to the reduction of the building’s overall carbon footprint. With a service life of more than 50 years, Cougnaud was convinced to use RubberGard EPDM thanks to its compatibility with green and photovoltaic systems and its chemical inert... More