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Industrialised low-cost housing in the Netherlands

The industrialisation techniques used for this 70-dwelling project follow the architecture rather than determine it, and are only used where they are cost-effective. Cast-in-situ concrete 'tunnel-forms' are used for the ground floor, first floor and party walls of a dwelling, in this case a 'box' 10m deep and 4.8m wide. Before casting, all services are clipped to the reinforcement and all openings are framed. Three or four dwellings can be cast in one day. Computer- controlled heaters ...

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