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Facilitating change: the modular format in the design of prefabricated homes

Doe, Robert and Aitchison, Mathew 2016. Facilitating change: the modular format in the design of prefabricated homes. Presented at: The 50th International Architectural Science Association Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 7-9 Dec 2016. Published in: Zuo, Jian, Daniel, Lyrian and Soebarto, Veronica eds. Architectural Science Association Conference Proceedings. Adelaide: The Architectural Science Association and The University of Adelaide, pp. 397-406.

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Abstract

This paper examines the modular format as a tool for systematising both computational design rules and building assembly methods. Its focus is a live case study of a 3 storey prefabricated apartment block. The goal is to explore the utility and effectiveness of this tool and its ability to facilitate change. A parametric model of the apartment block is made and various aspects of the modular format are applied to its assembly and components. Combined as a computational design and building assembly tool, the benefits of the modular format may be exploited. Thus flexibility, adaptability, changeability and reusability are maximised. Whilst fully interactive integration of the modular format may not yet be possible, it is hoped that its incorporation into the complexities of the architectural design process may at least result in more authentic outcomes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Publisher: The Architectural Science Association and The University of Adelaide
ISBN: 978-0-9923835-3-4
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 February 2019
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 13:19
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/119122

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