Adaptable House

subglobal1 link | subglobal1 link | subglobal1 link | subglobal1 link | subglobal1 link | subglobal1 link | subglobal1 link
subglobal2 link | subglobal2 link | subglobal2 link | subglobal2 link | subglobal2 link | subglobal2 link | subglobal2 link
subglobal3 link | subglobal3 link | subglobal3 link | subglobal3 link | subglobal3 link | subglobal3 link | subglobal3 link
subglobal4 link | subglobal4 link | subglobal4 link | subglobal4 link | subglobal4 link | subglobal4 link | subglobal4 link
subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link | subglobal5 link
subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link | subglobal6 link
subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link | subglobal7 link
subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link

Workshop: Technology 2-3.11.2006, Finland

Technology Workshop

High Tech for high performance and valuable adaptable/mobile buildings

 

Day 1

Process 1
Learning from other industries:

  • Airplane
  • Car
  • Cruise ships
  • Auto-campers

Process 2:
Potential in new technologies

  • Nano, LCD, Photovoltaic, OLED
  • IT/robots/Mass customization, rapid prototyping, 3D printer, RFID
  • Composites, fibers and other new smart materials
  • Energy producing/efficient technologies
  • Generative arts

LUNCH

Process 3:
Configuration mindset

  • System
  • Platforms/structure
  • Modularity, “knock down” (high production numbers on an open market)
  • Plug and Play (easy production and maintanence)
  • Decoration like covers on a cell-phone (changing fashions)
  • Equipment
  • Intelligence, IP, WiFi
  • Diagnostic

Process 4:
Strength trough shape

  • Combining cylindrical components
  • Double curved surfaces made from linear “boards”
  • Double curved surfaces made from triangles
  • Triangular components making any shape

Day 2

Process 5:
Production concept buildings with new adaptable qualities

  • Mobile room size modules leased and attached when needed and returned afterwards.
  • Transformer modules unfolding to create larger volume
  • Mobile “inner” units rolled in behind the building envelope. We usually think of cost related to area, but the building envelope area could be made a lot less expensive if we separate the envelope and the installation units.
  • Finished large system components like walls, roofs, decks with fully integrated installations and efficient interfaces
  • Floating buildings
  • Rapid click on building blocks
  • On site robots
  • On site 3D printer

Process 6:
Geometrical concepts:

  • Linear horizontal addition
  • Vertical addition
  • Clustered
  • Docking station

Process 7:

Exploring the potential of new technologies from day 1 in relation to success criteria

LUNCH

Process 7
Evaluation of multiple technologies

Steering committee meeting

Deliverables

Technology with greatest potential for mass customisation of adaptable building units

Back to the top

Contact Us | ©2006 VTT