Modular construction has the potential to improve housing quality, speed up delivery and reduce building costs – so why isn’t everyone doing it? This practical handbook combines real-world advice on designing modular housing with a compelling argument for off-site construction as a means for architects taking a greater role and achieving more influence in their housing projects.
Focusing on the benefits as well as the challenges of modular construction, this book illustrates that off-site construction need not act as a design constraint and can in fact provide an opportunity for greater design impact. Richly illustrated with recent case studies and featuring over 100 photographs of exemplar projects, The Modular Housing Handbook provides inspiration as well as timely, practical advice.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Making modular housing 1. Towards a modular architecture 2. A modern modular vernacular 3. Making a modular metropolis 4. The architect as designer in industry 5. Making sure it stacks up 6. The modular world 7. Building a more modular future Part 2: Case studies Case study 1: Apex House Case study 2: New Islington Case study 3: Greenford Quay Case study 4: Beechwood West Case study 5: Mapleton Crescent Case study 6: Union Wharf Case study 7: Clement Canopy Case study 8: George Street
Simon Bayliss oversees the design team at HTA, is a member of the RIBA Housing Group and regularly speaks at conferences on off-site construction, recently at the RIBA Smart Practice Conference.
Rory Bergin leads HTA’s Sustainable Futures team and has been involved in all of the HTA off-site work and studies into innovative design and construction approaches.