Title A Study on the Modular House with Flexible Interior Space
Authors 마승범(Ma, Seung-Bum)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.4.85
Page pp.85-96
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Modular; Modular House; Flexibility; Prefabrication; Residential
Abstract In South Korea, the modular housing industry is invigorated by governmental support, the academic research involving this industry predominantly focuses on constructability and technical improvements. Under these circumstances, this study aims to enhance the spatial quality of a modular house for 1-2 people by developing a flexible system for a homeowner to rearrange and reorganize their home accordingly. After considering various factors to modular housing, the methods of introducing flexibility in the residential typology were investigated. To better support people to live in a more flexible environment, an adaptable cartridge in the form of a ‘plug-in’ based system was developed. Residents could then easily use the cartridges to work with different configurations to meet their immediate needs; these cartridges are customizable, replaceable, and disposable however a homeowner sees fit. New types of flexible modular housing for 1-2 people were proposed through the integration of an adaptable cartridge system with a deliverable size of factory manufactured modules. Furthermore, a prototype project consisting of these new modular housing types for 1-2 people with a flexible system was designed to calibrate the idea’s feasibility.