Have you ever heard of “Legolisation” (1)? Or, perhaps the concept “Designed for Disassembly” (2) rings a bell? If not, don’t worry, you won’t be the only one but it’s worthwhile finding out more.
These two concepts are the best way to describe our NxtGen modular construction system. Our system has already proved itself successfully for the construction of our industrial buildings and temporary kitchens. These two construction methods lay the basis for developing a brand new housing concept that offers thrilling advantages such as:
- Standardized materials that can be reused and reused and reused, ……….
- Ecological and definitely an important contribution to a circular economy
- Lower building costs
- Faster construction times
- Lower risk and costs of failure
That all sounds interesting but what do these two concepts actually stand for? By carefully selecting and standardizing all construction parts and the volume in which they are produced one can achieve lower unit prices. That sounds obvious of course.
But as a direct result it also enables you to construct faster with lower risks of failure and consequently the price can be decreased even more. One could then argue that this automatically leads to constructions/houses that will all look similar but quite the opposite is true. You can compare it to playing with “Lego®”. They still enable you to make different objects using the same base components.
Standardization of the construction parts and assemblies still allows you to offer customized houses with a different look and what’s more…you make an important contribution to the circular economy since all parts can be reused for a similar purpose over and over again. And if a part gets damaged, it can be recycled and relatively easy be replaced by a new one.
The overall result is an attractive building that can be made smaller, larger or even be moved to another location depending on your changing needs throughout life. What more could one possibly wish for?
(1) Prof. Hennes de Ridder – 2011 – Legolisering van de bouw
(2) Durmisevic Elma – 2006 – Transformable Building Structures