Combined modular and field-built residence.
This 2,500sf residence was designed and built using a combination of modular and traditional, field-built construction. Four modular units make up the perimeter of the building. They were assembled in a modular factory, brought to the site on flatbed trucks then placed on the foundation by crane. Following that, the central volume of the building and roofs were built using conventional field-build wood framing. In 1984-85 this project was ahead of its time but is a good example of the potential for this combined system and how it can significantly reduce construction time and cost for a residential project. I’m currently developing a project using this concept for more affordable, infill housing in New Orleans.