What is prefab architecture?
When you google the standard definition, you get an answer similar to this: "a building that is manufactured and constructed using prefabrication. It consists of factory-made components or units that are transported and assembled on-site to form the complete building."
What are the benefits of prefab vs standard housing models?
Since prefabricated homes are CUSTOM built in a factory, the time of construction is only a few days compared to weeks or months of standard outdoor labor. Outdoor traditional time can also be lengthened if weather conditions call for. Factory assembly allows costs to be significantly less. Along with the fact that the materials used can be recycled, they are all very much eco-friendly. This is something that traditional housing doesn't offer. Solar power and advanced products such as CAD are being used to heat and provide electricity to the household.. which saves money.
"There are many advantages to implementing a modular system. The cost can be deferred over a long period of time by building one module set at a time. It can easily be pre-manufactured and transported. Lastly a modular system has a quality that other floating architecture does not possess, adaptability." -THINK creating intelligent places