Prefab, Precast & Modular Construction
About the course
In modern times modularity and prefabrication have been associated with technological and material innovations, and yet it has been rooted in many cultures from the past. This course explores prefabrication through the city lens - explaining the process in relation to dense urban environments, its applicability and potential design opportunities. It aims to break the stigma that modular construction is mostly monotonous, and rather can climate responsive, adaptable and potentially bespoke. The course aims to introduce various best practices in industry to date and also explore a unique combination of volumetric and flat pack systems through a series of case studies. It will further explore reducing operational carbon footprint through the use of passive design and optimization through building physics.