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School of Arts, Design and Architecture | Master's thesis
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AbstractThe concept of industrialization of housing started early in the 1850s to establish an industrialized production system and experienced the development process from quantity, quality, and energy-saving to environmental protection. Timber as a material, due to its advantages in efficiency, and sustainability, has been applied to the modular design of prefabricated houses since 1970. The thesis attempts to discuss the relationship between the quality of space which concentrates on adaptability and flexibility, and the modular design of prefabricated houses in timber through research and design. In the literature part, this thesis first briefly introduces the development history of timber modular houses, briefly studies and analyzes the characteristics of timber modular houses in the process of module assembly from design to construction, such as structure, plan organization and the impact of modules on architectural form. Then it mainly focuses on the analysis and research of the relationship between adaptability and flexibility in architectural space and how to make modular space design have flexibility, and take this as the basis for the design part. In the design part, in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, the design of multi-storey modular timber houses explores the possibility of flexibility of modular space before and after residents move in. The method of adaptability and flexibility discussed in the theoretical part are applied to the design.
Thesis advisorHeikkinen, Pekka
modular, housing, timber, flexibility, volumetric module, multi-storey, adaptability