Modules – the systems for the future?

Complexity in architecture is increasing all the time. With modular building solutions it is possible to implement industry in architectural construction.

The production in factories is an alternative that has existed in many types of industry but could not be fully introduced in architecture before.

Complexity in architecture is increasing all the time.

With modular building solutions it is possible to implement industry in architectural construction.

In combination with high demands for lower CO2 emissions and a mindset of sustainability and efficiency, new solutions must be applied in order to achieve these results.

In this way, many of the above-mentioned problems can be solved: – The work in the factory tends to be more precise, due to the control of the surrounding conditions. Production control is more exhaustive, as the required experts are all in the same place at the same time, allowing for greater attention to detail. By producing in the same factory and control, there is no waste of materials, as the systems are repeated and well calculated in advance. Additionally, there are other benefits such as reducing the time spent within the city (which again produces logistical problems in the city) or safety for workers, as the environment is more controlled.

How does it work ?

a. A new project.

Like any architectural endeavor, the process begins with the need to construct a building for a client. This can start from an existing project the client possesses, or we can create a new project tailored to the client's requirements. In either scenario, the initial step involves conducting a study to determine how the project can be realized through modular construction.

b. Logistics to consider.

Once the decision is made to modularize the building, the initial parameters for these modules must be considered, with a primary focus on their transportation and distribution. This process also accounts for the most critical aspects of installation and structure.

c. Measuring reality.

Once you've managed the project's limitations, dictated by the building's geometry and the site's context, you can begin to technically resolve each module. This allows for the creation of detailed documentation outlining what is necessary and the appearance of the final product. At this stage, organizing materials and overseeing factory control can commence.

d. Production.

Since the buildings are designed, the modules planned, and the materials ordered, production begins in the factory. Simultaneously, you can plan and design the foundation and facilities that will await the modules at the construction site.

e. Delivery.

Once the modules are completed in the factory and the foundation is ready awaiting their arrival, it is time to coordinate the arrival of the modules to their final destination.

f. Finishing the puzzle.

With all the pieces finished, all that remains is to assemble the building, and complete the exterior areas and access to the building.


A more condensed design from the first steps of the project - possible thanks to BIM tools

Reduction in project time due to the reduction of factors involved in the project site.

More time pressure by needing to have everything at a good level of detail - resolved due to our good experience in communicating with remote companies.

A more effective use of materials – by having a more detailed and concrete BIM project without the option of improvisation.

Stronger coordination is required at the end point of the project, when having to move a building in pieces to its location - with the combination of BIM and good communication between the different parties involved, it is easy to solve.

Less impact on the city during construction, which makes for a better reception from the city and neighbors.

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