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Last edited 23 Mar 2017
Open source architectural plans for modular buildings
Architects might be the next vanguard of the open-source revolution. As a result, developers and will get more and more access to free, world-class plans, many of which are modular construction. It is possible to build some open-source projects in as little as a month by using prefabrication.
The original blueprint is for a 2064ft² house with three bedrooms. Its flexible design allows for wood or structural steel materials. This feature makes it perfect for light steel gauge frame or steel containers.
Slovenian firm Dekleva Gregori designed the Xh system house to be customisable. The plans can just as easily make a simple cottage as a sprawling resort complex. Manufacturers can create individual units in a wide range of sizes. They can also be combined, or furnished as complete spaces on their own.
 Monterrey, by Elemental
Panorama Arquitectos designed the Bolt House for sloped areas. These stylish modular house designs can boost a plot’s value. They’re also great for those looking to save money on a new home without compromising quality. The design doesn’t need to be re-engineered for modular construction.
 Villa Verde, by Elemental
Elemental makes the list again with the Villa Verde, which you can construct wholly or build in parts. An expanded Villa Verde house is 85m² and is higher-end than the Monterrey model. Elemental created the original in Constitución, Chile.
You can download the plans from the websites linked above, or from this Evernote page.
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