World’s tallest modular tower is now Clement Canopy in Singapore

Construction company Bouygues Bâtiment International has built Clement Canopy, a pair of 140-metre-high towers made of prefabricated concrete modules. Bouygues Bâtiment International claims the development in Singapore has set a new record for the tallest modular tower. Previously the title had been held by George Street, a 135-metre tower built in Croydon, England, by Tide […]

IKEA is bringing its low-cost modular housing units to the UK

Affordable developer BoKlok, which is co-owned by IKEA and Skanska, has signed a deal with Worthing council in West Sussex to build low-cost housing in the south of England. Worthing council has approved plans for the IKEA subsidiary to build 162 apartments on land it owns, reported the Worthing Herald. The first apartments will be […]

Bert modular treehouse designed to look like Minions cartoon character

Architecture studio Precht‘s concept for a Bert, a modular treehouse shaped like a tree trunk, has large round windows that look make it look like the single-eyed character from the Minions film. Precht, co-founded by husband and wife team Chris and Fei Tang Precht, designed the system called Bert for tiny-homes startup Baumbau. Bert is […]

Wilkinson Eyre completes modular student housing for Dyson Institute

Wilkinson Eyre has created “unique student residencies with identity” from prefabricated timber pods at the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology in Wiltshire, England. Located at the Malmesbury Campus, the modular village provides accommodation for undergraduate students and visiting staff at the institute, which was founded by James Dyson. Wilkinson Eyre  designed the pods, which are arranged […]

Lianjie Wu designs affordable homes that are deliberately left unfinished

The final instalment of our Dezeen x Mini Living video series features a proposal by Bartlett graduate Lianjie Wu for affordable homes that are left unfinished, for residents to complete themselves. Wu’s project, called Beyond the Shell, reimagines the traditional high-rise tower as a modular, multi-storey estate, with public and private spaces of different sizes […]

Stacked straw bales form walls for conceptual school in Malawi by Nudes

Indian architecture office Nudes has developed a concept for a secondary school in Malawi, with a modular wooden structure and curved walls made from straw bales. Nudes, led by architect Nuru Karim, created the concept for the Straw Bale School in response to a brief set by architectural competition organiser Archstorming, on behalf of an NGO called Active Africa. Benga […]

Prefab Yellow House by Alejandro Soffia contrasts Chilean landscape

Architect Alejandro Soffia pieced together a series of modules and covered them in bright yellow corrugated panels to form this prefabricated woodland residence in Pucón, Chile. Yellow House is built from a module Santiago architect Soffia designed to be prefabricated in various sizes to suit different functions of the residence – including the kitchen, dining and […]

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