The innovation in modules: Quality, design and cost in perfect symbiosis

Let's be honest: When you hear the word "module", you immediately think of gray, functional metal buildings. To live or even work in a module - and all that with comfort and great aesthetics? Hard to imagine, isn't it? But they do exist: modular buildings, designed from standard modules - innovative, strong in design and of high quality.

Innovation in terms of modules

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

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:

Innovation in terms of modules
Cheap and stylish housing for students, leisure or NGO campus
Innovation in terms of modules
Stylish and affordable 3 star hotel incl. multi-business concept
Innovation in terms of modules
Stylish and affordable family house
Innovation in terms of modules
Stylish and affordable: bungalow, also usable as a vacation home
Innovation in terms of modules
Stylish and affordable: the idea of an atrium house - protected courtyard with privacy
Innovation in terms of modules
Multi-business concept for a garage with worlds of experience

Advantages container buildings:

Innovative container buildings are gaining popularity, why:

  • Cost: 20 to 40% lower cost compared to traditional system modular construction

  • Style: Fact: If you put an innovative container building next to a million-dollar mansion, you wouldn't know the difference

Innovation in terms of modules
Design strong villa in container construction
  • Environmentally friendly / weatherproof: Containers are stable, weatherproof and extremely durable. An ideal starting point to design container buildings from without impacting the environment like most conventional construction methods.
  • Construction times: 4 to 8 times faster than conventional construction techniques and quick assembly on site

  • Flexibility: Can be expanded at any time and interior space can be easily adapted thanks to interchangeable wall elements

Strongly designed modular buildings make an important contribution to the innovative trend reversal: meeting the changing demands for living space and usable space in an environmentally friendly, demand-oriented, design-strong and cost-effective manner.

We would be happy to accompany you on the way to creating your personal dream home or your optimal usable space.


Get your individual offer now. Plan and calculate your modular building online and receive a personal quote including additional services.

To the 3D configurator

Martin Schuster, 15.10.2022

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