- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
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 Module House, by Tatiana Bilbao
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.
 Xh system house, by Dekleva Gregori
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
 The Bolt House, by Panorama Arquitectos
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.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Custom build home.
- Design for deconstruction.
- Design for deconstruction, BRE modular show house.
- Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA).
- Kit house.
- Live event production.
- Modern methods of construction.
- Modular buildings in the educational sector.
- Modular construction.
- Off-site prefabrication of buildings: A guide to connection choices.
- Self build home.
- Structure relocation.
- Y:Cube development in Mitcham.
Featured articles and news
Grouting refers to the injection of materials into a soil or rock formation to change its physical characteristics.
Part of Designing Buildings Wiki, BREEAM Wiki will advance knowledge sharing for the BRE family of sustainability tools.
From the decorative to the utilitarian, and from the photographed to the forgotten.
New BRE book considers the progression from project-based knowledge creation to whole-life urban knowledge management.
This CIOB article explores the concept of value in building design and construction.
BREEAM and Measurabl announce integration to improve the financial performance of commercial real estate.
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' release new images of soon-to-open 3WTC tower in New York.
A document can be called a bond or a guarantee. Does the name matter and what is the difference between them?
New briefing note is launched focusing on increasing knowledge of housing that promotes health and wellbeing.
Arbitration is a private, contractual form of dispute resolution used in the construction industry.
The European Parliament has approved a revised Energy Performance of Buildings directive.
One in six MPs supports the ring-fencing of retentions as proposed in the 'Aldous Bill'.