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Affordable housing independent research project pursued at UC Davis and presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference 2007

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Undergraduate Research Presentation

  1. 1. Prefabricated Affordable Housing Independent Research Project by Cristina Perdomo Mentor: Professor Mark Kessler Fall 06’ - Winter 07’ University of California, Davis
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Analyze the development of prefabricated architecture to understand its advantages as means of affordable housing. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the necessities of urban low-income families and how prefabricated construction can offer them a choice for housing. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about case studies of affordable prefabricated and/or modular housing. </li></ul><ul><li>After research, take on a case study of urban low-income housing and apply prefabricated solutions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Modernist Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Le Corbusier and the Maison Citrohan. </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized architectural elements. </li></ul><ul><li>Jean Prouv é’s envision for the </li></ul><ul><li>Unit é d’Habitation in Marseilles. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Beginning in the U.S. <ul><li>1942 - Walter Gropius and Konrad Wachsman “Packaged House” </li></ul><ul><li>1944 - Richard Buckminster “Dymaxion Deployment Unit” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wichita House” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Towards Modernity <ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright and the Usonian Houses. </li></ul><ul><li>Charles and Ray Eames and the Eames House. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Modern Attempts <ul><li>House of Today competition and the Zip-up House by Richard Rogers. </li></ul><ul><li>The Yacht House by Richard Horden </li></ul><ul><li>Archigram </li></ul>
  7. 7. Current Prefab Trends <ul><li>The “Dwell Home” </li></ul><ul><li>by Resolution 4 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Prefab Entrepreneurs <ul><li>Jennifer Siegal </li></ul><ul><li>Ralph Rapson </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Michelle Kauffman and The Glide House </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lowerline House - New Orleans
  11. 11. Shipping Containers
  12. 12. Container Studios at Trinity Buoy Wharf By Nicholas Lacey
  13. 13. Hypothesis <ul><li>Prefab can become affordable. </li></ul><ul><li>With the right use of technology the gap between aesthetics and affordability can be closed. </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping containers can bring aesthetics, safety, and affordability to everyone. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Model for Project <ul><li>Valencia Gardens - Mission Housing </li></ul>
  15. 15. Current project <ul><li>Hunters Point in San Francisco </li></ul>
  16. 16. Current project 2 Bedroom Apt 3 Bedroom Apt - 1st Level 3 Bedroom Apt - 2nd Level
  17. 17. Current project Front View Back View
  18. 18. Structured Insulated Panels
  19. 19. Conclusion <ul><li>Shipping containers have proven that they can be transformed into living and working dwellings in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>They are accessible and with the right design, they can be beautiful options for affordable housing. </li></ul><ul><li>They are sustainable since something that already exists can be reused in a new way. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Questions?

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