This prototype of architect Felipe Assadi’s transportable modular housing project in Pichicuy, La Ligua, Región de Valparaíso, Chile, is an 861 square foot home that was built to completion in that city in 45 days, moved to its final location in 4 hours, and installed on site in 6 hours. WOW! The house is made out of four identical modules, measuring at 3.5 by 6 meters, with a program that includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a pantry with a washing machine, with a central living space, and a dining area with an integrated kitchen.
Unike most large module buildings, this home’s dimensions are transportable on the road without police escort, mainly thanks to the its enclosure design being derived from height and width limitations. The idea for this project is for the client to be able to configure their own house to their liking based on a variety of module configuration alternatives via web. This system allows connections between these modules without needing additional instructions other than adding current — and likely future — required enclosures.
As far as materials go, the home’s structure consists of iron with pine wood used for its interiors, exteriors, floors, walls, and ceiling. Once delivered on the final site, the building is mounted on pre-arranged metal pillars for installation, which can even be decided ON site. All modular facilities and features (e.g. plumbing, electrical, etc.) are made and installed in a factory to be ready for instant connection after the module is installed on site.