Housing is a basic human need. The continually increasing living costs in metropolitan areas, however, run contrary to this need. This shifts affordable low density housing projects further away from centralised urban areas and fosters horizontal expansion of the urban sprawl. Yet demographics are constantly changing as well. The good old 4×2 does not suit a population that also is older, divorced, or wants to live together in other, more varied spatial housing configurations. Rather than developing site specific ready-made solutions, the H+ study is geared towards revealing adaptability, flexibility and a variety of modular construction on various levels: overview and analysis of modular construction technologies and social aspects of sustainable housing projects. The framework provides a detailed solution that focuses in particular on the design implementation of technological and social considerations of multi-unit housing in conjunction with ecological interdependence in order to achieve economic, social, and environmental success. This makes the research report in itself a flexible modular housing building kit geared for the further use of the Department of Housing, involved consultants, and developers alike in order to re-define housing as spatial, social, and communal solution.
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