Degree Granting Department
Architecture and Community Design
Michael Halflants, M. Arch.
Modular, Prefabricated, Prefab, Chassis, System
Suburban Americans suffer from homes built with: a low standard of craftsmanship, poor efficiency of construction, excessive use of material resources and a disregard for their site. Architectural diversity is at a low, driven by a consolidation of homebuilders and fewer floor plans. The current home production workflow from commission to build pales in comparison to the automotive industries solutions. Influenced by heavy machinery and hot swappable computers, ideas are born for a better way to build houses. These ides evolve though understanding the principles of several successful vehicles, analyzing census data, and studying floor plans. The flexible autonomous systems house (FASH), involves a 900mm x 900mm framework and a kit of parts that engages our industrial ability and maintains architectural values of space, form, materiality and site specificity. FASH is about bringing a logic and simplification of technique to building that allows quality and reuse to become reality.
Scholar Commons Citation
Cox, Christopher Emilio Emiliucci, "Living chassis: Learning from the automotive industry; site specific, prefabricated, systems architecture" (2008). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.