Futuristic Apartments Offer Modular Living

Two British firms are designing new ways to organize space in dense urban neighborhoods: one through pre-fab construction, the other through an efficiently modern take on one-bedroom living. Both plans aim to bring high-quality, low-cost housing to cities
July 1, 2004, 2pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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In order to lower the cost of housing in Britain, two design teams have created new building methods as a means to assure quality while dropping the bottom-line. Urban Spash's concept for Moho in Manchester relies on pre-fabricated apartments, tested off-site, to be hoisted into place on a stainless-steel spine. Catering to a market of young professionals priced out of city centers, Ask Development has created a mock-up of a 347 sq. ft. 'pod' that offers a full kitchen, balcony, and fold-away bed.

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Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 in The Independent Weekly
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