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Wooden Modular Houses by BXB studio

At BXB studio we designed a wooden house construction system, based on replicable modules, resembling Lego blocks, which can form different variants of residential buildings.

This is a small single-family house design based on technology that significantly reduces the time of construction and enables production in strictly controlled conditions, inside a production plant, where individual elements of the house are assembled and then transported to a target location.

The key factor for our design was a selection of environmentally friendly building materials, such as wood, the effective use of space and energy and the ability to create a product made and designed with the greatest possible respect for environment, in order to diminish the impact on the surroundings.

Wood is a strong, energy-efficient material, which creates warm, healthy and safe living environment. The use of wood as a building material enables the reduction of carbon footprint – in fact wooden constructions store CO2 instead of generating it. The production of wooden buildings has not and will not lead to deforestation. On the contrary: certified suppliers guarantee economical and sustainable forest management and it actually results in more trees being planted than cut down. If we compare a wooden house manufactued in a production plant with modern construction methods and technologies, the quality and simplicity of the construction in case of the former is significantly higher, while the environmental impact is far lower.

The construction of the modules is based on cross laminated timber (CLT) and solid structural timber KVH (Konstruktionsvollholz), which is characterised by its strenght, stability, versatility and durability as well as its aesthetic appearance.

We have designed three types of modules:

• the basic module in a shape of a cube,
• the habitable attic module
• the uninhabitable attic module.

The module dimensions: width 2.5m and 3.1m and lenght up to 12m. The dimensions of the modules allow the road transport without special permissions.

The modules are freely configurable and therefore it is possible to create various architectural objects. So far we have created five variants, each of them available in different colours. We are also planning to prepare other variants.

1. The single storey 2-module house
The 35sqm house that consists of two adjoining modules: the social module and the living module.

2. The single storey 2-module house constituted by shifted modules
The 35sqm house that consists of two adjoining shifted modules: the social module and the living module.

3. The 5-module house with the habitable attic
The 35sqm house that consists of two adjoining ground floor modules: the social module and the living module and three first floor modules: the open module above the mezzanine, the stairs module in the central part and the social module.

4. The single storey 4-module house
The 70sqm house that consists of four adjoining modules constituting a larger rectangle, maintaining the side proportions of a single module.

5. The single storey 10-module house with a habitable attic
The 70sqm house that consists of four adjoining ground floor modules constituting a larger rectangle, maintaining the side proportions of a single module and six first floor modules, three of them are empty and are placed above the two-level living room, while three others are closed and constitute a master bedroom, a bathroom and a walk-in closet.

Wooden modular system by BXB studio
Design: BXB studio Bogusław Barnaś
Date: 2018-2021

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