The main idea of organizing the space in modular house was to make 2 separated blocks connected with an interior atrium, which makes it a part of a house and after opening glazed sliding windows dining area can be connected with living room and those spaces can go out into the atrium. The division is also visible in the entrance elevation where the gap between two blocks was used for car accommodation.
The whole house fits in 4 Type1 modules adjacent to each other. The big merit of the projects is that the second module is treated as a gap used for atrium and car accommodation so it is no need to cover it but if the spatial requirements of the users will demand more covered space it can be covered and become another room or just covered parking lot.
Each Type1 module was divided into 16 smaller modules (152,4 cm x 121,9 cm each) which made a grid used for construction, organizing the interior space and creating modular elevation. Consequently this allowed to make cheaper prefabricated parts so the house can be more affordable and elastic for any changes just in case of slightly different needs of the users.
The architectural concept also took into account use of reusable energy sources and ecological solutions. The plot of this project should be rather dry lands with a lot of sun and little water.
The atrium is open so in case of any rain it can be collected easily using some of contemporary drainage systems. All elevations are black so it is easier to hide any used solar panels, which also can cover the whole exterior wall space. If not, the laminates can be made out of recycled car metal plates (which are commonly black but other colors can also be used) In the atrium can be organized a mini garden where people can plant some seeds.
The plan of the house creates semi-private zone with car accommodation entrance hall, kitchen, dining room, atrium and living room and private zone with 2 bedrooms, laundry and bathroom. In the semi private area all spaces are open and floating from one to another so this space can be easily reorganized. Furthermore modular divisions can also make easy possible changes in window orientation.
The architecture of the building is contemporary and striking but at the same time it is very flexible and can be affordable for anybody. What is more, it respects the nature. Atrium can be separated from the surroundings but also doors can be opened or removed do it makes a patio which goes out into the nature. But on the other hand the rectangular shape of the plan allows to set together two same buildings and create nice continuation of each other.
There are so many different possibilities of using the whole space so this project can be treated as a base for any other future houses creating a new type of a house which can become average-price-but-million-dollar-look home.
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