The problems of housing development after World War II were largely caused by the design pedagogy which was over dominated by functionalism and industrialisation. As the program changes fast, the buildings built in this period are inflexible and unadaptable, and proved too costly to be upgraded from both ecological and economical point of view. Housing industrialisation, featured by prefabrication in building structure, facade and infill components are encouraged as national industrial policy in China in recent years. The rapid and large scale urban development in China has to find new design strategies, which should address the essential quality of cities and building industry which sustain for long term future.
The studio is a study of prefabrication of buildings deeply rooted in the thinking of individual needs in the time frame, as well as new industry.
This #architecture project explores the idea of adopting prefabricated bridge system for residential use, and shed new light on the old architectural type of bridgehouse.
Collective Housing, Context, Structure, Infill