Bartlett graduate Julia Baltsavia designs construction system for modular housing based on I-beams - architecture and design

Bartlett graduate Julia Baltsavia designs construction system for modular housing based on I-beams



A library of parts could be used to create personalised self-build apartments, with this construction system designed by Bartlett graduate Julia Baltsavia as a solution to London's housing crisis.

The I-Architecture project, completed by Baltsavia as part of her studies on the Bartlett's MA Architecture programme, offers an alternative to conventional house building, which she claims is failing to provide sufficient accommodation in many major cities.
"Contemporary modes of production are no longer rational," claimed Baltsavia. "As a reaction to this, a very different kind of housing industry has emerged ? an open-source paradigm, which is focused on growing the housing supply for the 'long tail' of individuals seeking to self-build their own housing."
The proposal aims to facilitate the rapid building of mass housing through the use of fully automated digital-fabrication technologies to produce pre-fabricated modular components.
An online open-source library of modules that could be combined in various ways to create different apartment typologies would offer the occupant more involvement in the design of their house.

The modules are based on the characteristics of the I-beams used in traditional construction. The extruded form of these structural components is reinterpreted in a variety of sectional units that are large enough to accommodate living spaces.
Once the desired modules are selected, they could be carved from foam blocks by a robotic cutt...
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