What are modular buildings?
As the name suggests, modular buildings are based on standard modules and feature a high degree of international standardization. Thanks to the modular concept, modular buildings can be flexibly adapted to the size requirements of clients and users.
However, modular buildings are not to be compared with the classic system modular building. In classical system modular construction, the planning of the basic modules is much more complex, as each module must be designed individually. The elements are prefabricated in factories and assembled on site. An example of modular timber construction is the House of Switzerland, which was built for the Olympic Games in Sochi.
Innovative modular buildings are also not to be compared with classic modular houses, which are mostly used as "emergency shelters" on construction sites or as mobile toilet blocks at major events.
Classic container houses are practical, maybe cheap, but also visually rather boring. Maybe they can be spiced up with a little color, but classic container houses will probably never win the design prize.
How do design and modular buildings go together?
Companies, individuals and NGOs often have tight budgets when they need new living or utility space, but they still have high standards. However, permanent buildings or conventional modular buildings are usually too expensive.
That's why container houses are a good alternative.
Clearly, container houses are an inexpensive option here.
The other day I read that, for example, a used double-story office container complex consisting of 15 containers (including a sanitary container, 100 mm insulation and furnishings) costs only 100,000 Swiss francs at Containex.ch.
But do they also look attractively good?
The signs are mounting: the fact is, container houses as living or utility space are in vogue. But more and more companies, private individuals, public institutions and NGOs are attaching importance to design and styling as an individual option for a modern form of expression - and as a sign of respect for those who use the container buildings.
But how can the requirements stylish, innovative, individual - and the most important aspect "cheap" - be reconciled?
Our answer: Innovative modular buildings
There is a surprisingly large variety of designs, sizes and equipment options. At the same time, innovative modular buildings come up trumps with all the features that residential and commercial buildings have to offer and can be adapted exactly to the respective purpose: Residential buildings, student dormitories, schools, stores, hotels, offices, etc.
Countless design variants are imaginable, which allow for individual and attractive design of the premises.
Here we have a few examples of how modules can be transformed into modular buildings: