Date of Submission

Spring 5-9-2022

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture

Department

Architecture

Primary Advisor

Bronne Dytoc

Secondary Advisor

Selen Ocku

Abstract

With factory-built, prefabricated components, modular architecture is at the forefront of modern design. Architecture is becoming more cost-effective, movable, and uniform. Modular homes have traditionally sacrificed character in order to be more cost-effective, energy-efficient, or trendy. Developers, advertisers, and engineers use budgets and market data to design them, not an architects’ dream or vision. Architects who have been schooled to design with concept, passion, and poetry choose to design conventional homes because it has proven challenging in the past to adopt a modular construction plan while keeping design authorship. Architects see modular building as a violation of this fact, as it forces residences into three or four core products with little cultural flexibility.

Modular architecture, however, may now bring significantly more variations with minimal cost and production efficiency thanks to modern equipment, appropriate planning, and business model integration. This thesis shows an insight of modular home building as well as techniques for architects to take advantage of its efficiency while maintaining unique design outputs and profit. It then creates a vision and manufacturing question about whether modular building is the ideal option for a design in the Bahamas, which will be studied through site analysis and initial design concept. I want to employ a system of construction methods that is assembled to be sturdy yet expandable at the same time. I want to address a natural disaster prone location where my structures can help rebuild whats been lost or destroyed.

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