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On the Theory of Industrial Construction Potentials of prefab mass housing in early 21st century

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Meuser, Ph. Doctor, honorary professor, Meuser Architekten GmbH, Germany

Alitinform №1 (54) 2019 г. 40-55 p.

Abstract

Today, those architects who grapple with the opportunities presented by industrial mass housing delve deeply into the world of construction engineers. Architectural discussions on style have been ousted by rational modular dimensions and spatial qualities are defined by the technological potential within the production process, while fear of monotony takes precedence over original design concepts. As an architect deemed something of a rarity among colleagues following an endorsement of the aesthetics of panel buildings, one is thoroughly inclined to seek a swift return to the port of conventional construction methods (Fig. 1). For a number of years now, however, a renaissance in industrial prefabrication may be observed. Meanwhile, conditions have been created under which elaborate designs can be implemented without interface losses owing to new design and planning methods as well as their digital foundations within the Drawing Interchange Format (DXF) or Building Information Modelling (BIM). Today, the technical production process facilitates the creation of unique designs with industrially prefabricated elements.

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