AMH (Adaptive Modular Housing)


Adaptive Modular Housing (AMH)

Adaptive Modular Housing (AMH) is a prefabricated housing unit for a single family. The location is siteless, but it preferably depends on the characteristic of the contexts, it can be installed in a rural landscape as a singular housing, or it can be aggregated as a vertical housing complex in the urban context. For the single mode, it's bringing in the natural light into space through large laminated glass panels and skylights and minimizing the footprint on the landscape. For the complex mode, it's more about making a neighbor community with the structure's extra dimension of Chidori Joint which allows creating an open floor in-between the unit as communal space for the residents.

The form of the unit is inspired by the Japanese Cross Lab joinery system called "Chidori" which allows the versatile possibility for extensions of XYZ. The double-height space is accommodated in the minimal environment with glue-lam main structural components for its durability and suitability for Chidori system. Since the units are prefabricated, it only requires an exterior vertical core and sub-structure to support the circulation if it's assembled in the urban context. It could also possibly be disassembled and relocated in the rural context. It's still the same home but with mobilization. It's able to respond to the constant shifts of a technological, geological, political, environmental, and cultural trend. AMH could be a feasible possibility for the future of the home.


Architects: Dunsol Ko
Floor Area: 645 sqf for each unit
Type: Residential Concept (Study)
Construction: Steel, Glass, Glulam
Site: Rural or Urban
Completion: 06/08/2018
Rendering: Dunsol Ko