The design and construction of quality, sustainable and affordable pre-made housing in Australia - Optimisation and Integration (2014–2015)
Building on the success of a company that delivers high-end architecture as a pre-made product (Happy Haus), the research aims to optimise the design and construction of factory made transportable housing through an integration of architectural and engineering design. The industrialisation of construction often fails due to a lack of integration between disciplines involved in building production. This has resulted in an industrialisation of parts, rather than an industrialisation of the ensemble. In contrast, this project will integrate architecture and engineering, construction and development processes to achieve an innovative optimisation of the ensemble, and deliver architectural quality in industrially produced affordable housing.