It surely has been the year of the prefabricated house with the construction trend taking off in Australia.
Although the prefab has been popular in Northern America and Europe for many years now (and has been around since the 1500s) the cheaper design is only starting to be noticed by Australian’s looking for more affordable housing options in the current economic climate.
With more and more Aussies getting on board the prefab wagon its no wonder this has been a popular topic for our TUD readers.
Here are our top five prefab/modular articles for 2014.
1. Inside One9: The Six Star, Prefab Apartments In Moonee Ponds
One of the most interesting buildings of the year is the One9 apartments in Moonree Ponds developed by The Moloney Group.
Designed by architecture firm, Amnon Weber and constructed by Vaughan Constructions using Hickory Group’s prefabricated building systems, One9 comprises 34, one and two bedroom contemporary apartments over nine levels.
One92. Four Of The World’s Most Innovative Modular Construction Projects
Top post that looks at modular constructions around the world. We investigate Atlantic Yards B2 Modular – Brooklyn, NYC, Little Hero – Melbourne, CBD, Victoria Hall Student Accommodation – Wolverhampton, UK and One9 Apartments – Melbourne, Moonee Ponds
3. 5 New Trends In Construction And Building
In this article we investigate the new trends in 2014 that are heating up in the building and construction world. Prefab and modular housing are investigated as is energy efficient housing, single-design model and building materials.
Credit PrefabAUS4. Perth Modular Housing Project Sees 77 Homes Built In Ten Days
The $22 million Adara Apartments building was created in just ten days in a Perth-first.
Housing Minister Bill Marmion
said the innovative venture, supported by the Department of Housing, cost less, could cut construction time in half and was 30 per cent more energy efficient.
They were built with up to 12 per cent construction cost savings and 50 per cent less building waste.
Adara Apartments5. Australian Housing Is Ready For Change
Article by Rob Colquhoun
one of prefabAUS’s founding directors and Director of two prefabrication companies which operate Australia wide.
Rob says Australian housing is evolving. Attitudes to construction methodologies and material selections are changing.