There are multiple different ways of assembling the modular building parts. Based on a building information system for the case-specific design of adaptable houses, it is possible to design flexible housing arrangements with countless variations of house types and unit constellations. The variants range from simple shelters as protection against the rain to more complex buildings for schools, hospitals and administration.
Each of these constellations acquires the basic and technical parameters of the modules it is made up of. The underlying principle derives from the well-known concept of “mass customisation”, here made possible by using object-orientated techniques. The resulting design of the houses are automatically equipped with the technical and constructional parameters of the modules themselves (see figure) and the principle of modular combination makes it possible to develop a series of standard details. At this time, the following attributes are embedded into the module typology system:exact mass and cost calculation, all the related construction details,technological issues such as scheduling, material deposits and site preparation
The company has optimised and compressed the operation cycles of the production of honeycombs and composites to such a degree that the production can now be undertaken in comparatively small spaces. The novel high-strength honeycomb panels have an extremely high raw material expansion factor of 50 (for 50 mm thick panels) This high ratio is not just about making the production of larger volumes on location possible but about making it economically and logistically viable with the ultimate aim of making “Mobile Housing Factories”. The company produces standardised, highly compressed, 1.25 × 2.50 m panels made out of paper. The panels combine the lightness of a honeycomb fill with the stability of modern high-performance construction materials. They are made from strengthened paper cell cores with different kinds of facing skin materials on both sides The panels are water resistant, high strength and can in principle be produced at various dimensions and thicknesses.Melamin rasin and paper200 Grad Celciushighly rigid construction panels with laminate-sealing faces and honeycomb coreswidth of the panels : 2.100 mmlength (limited by transportability) 3.000mm or 6.000 mm thickness : from 20mm up to a maximum of 250mmweather-proof. panels can be mounted to form highly insulating wall sectionswaterresistantfire protection class B1 (Germany)
africa re:load 3 Donath - Building in Africa. A 1:1 laboratory for research and experimentation
donath, dirk| bauhaus - EiABC<br />innovation | collaboration |<br />Building in Africa. A 1:1 laboratory for research and experimentation<br />2<br />
Why Africa / Ethiopia … Why bauhaus university … Why this workshop ?<br />connecting activities<br />laboratory<br />experimental work<br />sense for alternatives<br />respecting the global world<br />