The movement of population is turning into a pressing challenge for architects and urban planners in places where people are relocated and who are increasingly tasked with designing new types of housing stock, to house these ever more mobile groups of people, who exist in an almost nomadic situation. Based on the above, the research team is working on a dwelling model which blends prefabrication and energy efficiency by adopting environmental design strategies and smart technologies. Cost-saving strategies - in terms of time, construction costs and overall affordability - have been employed, while high standards in architectural design and construction, user comfort, spatial flexibility, and site adaptability have been adopted. The team is confident that the proposed product will be able to keep abreast of comparable units and will be able to meet the needs posed by the current housing challenges in Cyprus and elsewhere.
modular housing, sustainability, prefabrication, smart technologies, social support
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Andreas Savvides, Aimilios Michael, Constantinos Vassiliades, Elina Triantafyllidou. (2020) Towards An Environmentally – Purpose Designed Prefabricated Housing Unit: An Affordable And Spatially Flexible Housing Solution. International Journal of Environmental Science, 5, 235-240
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