LEGO modular houses that can grow together with the family (PHOTO)

LEGO modular houses that can grow together with the family (PHOTO)

The job of adding a house, building additional floors does not have to be as complicated and complex as usual, and to make it as easy as possible, a team from a startup that designed a house module with a roof that can be removed or adjusted took care of it.

They saw the house module as one of the ways to help solve the problem of accessibility

So, let’s say if someone wants to add a third floor they can lower the roof and add another floor.

“If the owners ever need more space in the future, the roof of the building can be removed, and another box can be installed in one day to create the third floor. Just imagine adding another Lego block, ”explains Brian Gaudio, co-founder and CEO of Module, a startup that designed such a home and a removable roof.

He sees the home module as one way to help solve accessibility problems.

If a family needs more space for children or a wider family, or space for rent, a modular design could make those additions and modifications cheaper.

Although this company also makes houses without mobile roofs, the inspiration for adaptability came from South America, where Gaudio worked on a documentary about the local housing crisis.

In some areas, families could not get mortgages, so they bought very small houses when needed, only as much as they saved.

Chilean architect Alexandro Aravena formalized the idea, designing housing with a basic framework that could be flexibly expanded.

Gaudio thus decided to adapt the idea for the American market, starting with his hometown of Pittsburgh, which has more than 27,000 vacant plots.

While other companies using modular construction argue that it can help housing more affordable by lowering construction costs, Gaudio says as a small startup they still don’t see the big cost benefits of building methods.

This model certainly saves time, so the workers managed to finish the newest homes during the winter, while it was snowing outside, and then they deliver them in March.

Gaudio estimates that the whole process is approximately 25 percent faster than traditional construction. The company first set up its first, small one-bedroom house in 2019, and the latest three houses, including a duplex that “pilots” the company’s new removable roof concept, will be completed in July.

Two houses will be sold at the market price, while the price of one will be around 184,000 US dollars.

Source: BIZLife

Photo: Module


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