Tag : Offsite construction
Competition: Rotherham pod housing pilotSubscription
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is recruiting specialist housing suppliers for a new series of modular low-cost, single-person ‘pod’ homes
London mayor to fund toolkit for offsite homesSubscription
London mayor Sadiq Khan is to fund a developer’s toolkit for building offsite homes in a bid to speed up housebuilding.
Simon Conder Associates has designed a two-storey 255m² house which sits on top of a three-storey Victorian warehouse in London
By understanding the hurdles faced by clients, architects can help offsite construction go mainstream, argues Sheppard Robson’s Alan Shingler
Why we need a design code for modular homesSubscription
Architects should work with manufacturers to establish a design code for all factory-built modular homes, ensuring quality through the sector, writes Assael’s Rory O’Hagan
Building study: 4 Pancras Square by Eric ParrySubscription
Eric Parry’s 4 Pancras Square office building embodies the aesthetic of London’s regenerated King’s Cross, says Jon Astbury. Photography Dirk Lindner
Offsite construction is on the rise again, driven by the demand for homes, skills shortages in the building industry and environmental considerations. Levitt Bernstein’s Zohra Chiheb looks at the opportunities – and challenges – that its growth presents for architects
Architects pioneering a new generation of prefabs are hoping to prove themselves indispensable, reports Colin Marrs
Prefabricated south London homes that fail the ‘swinging cat test’ are a symptom of the housing crisis rather than a solution, writes Rob Wilson. Photography Sarah J Duncan
05.10.17: Offsite constructionSubscription
The AJ looks at the latest wave of offsite construction, seen as a way to tackle both the housing crisis and the skills shortage. We investigate whether it will invigorate the profession – or destroy it. There are related building studies on HKR’s modular homes for Pocket Housing; Dalston Works mixed-used scheme by Waugh Thistleton; and Eric Parry’s 4 Pancras Square in King’s Cross PLUS also in King’s Cross, Duggan Morris’s ...