Light modular construction: analysis of the relationship between modular construction system and space layout in solar houses from 2005 and 2007 solar decathlon competition

Ovando Vacarezza, Graciela and Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito (2009). Light modular construction: analysis of the relationship between modular construction system and space layout in solar houses from 2005 and 2007 solar decathlon competition. In: "1st International Conference on Construction & Building Research", 24,25 y 26 de junio 2009, Escuela Universitaria de Arquitectura Técnica, Madrid. ISBN 978-84-692-3579-9 (libro), 978-84-692-3580-5 (CD).

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Title: Light modular construction: analysis of the relationship between modular construction system and space layout in solar houses from 2005 and 2007 solar decathlon competition
Author/s:
  • Ovando Vacarezza, Graciela
  • Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: 1st International Conference on Construction & Building Research
Event Dates: 24,25 y 26 de junio 2009
Event Location: Escuela Universitaria de Arquitectura Técnica, Madrid
Title of Book: 1st International Conference on Construction & Building Research
Date: June 2009
ISBN: 978-84-692-3579-9 (libro), 978-84-692-3580-5 (CD)
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: light modular construction, industrialization, sustainable houses,solar house
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Present and future research will be oriented towards both industrial construction techniques and sustainability, and in this sense combination of mass production and sustainable houses is of a special relevance. Modular construction is a very successful building method in some countries such as Japan and U.S.A., and could be easily applied in solar houses production. In this way it is worth to refer to Solar Decathlon competition, promoted by the U.S.A. Department of Energy, as one major laboratory of solar house prototypes, most of them being modular homes. As a progress report of modular construction applied to solar houses research, whose first paper was released at “II Jornada de Investigación en la Edificación EUATM”, Madrid 2008, in this study relationship between the modular system and space layout of solar houses from Solar Decathlon 2005 and 2007 are explored. This research will allow for a new open understanding of spatial design of each house regarding the influence of the modular construction type employed on them. It actually is an essential Knowledge to discover which the spatial and formal possibilities provided by these systems are, what in fact will be invaluable for future designers and builders. In a further stage a full set of construction design criteria will be obtained for their application to solar houses construction.

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Item ID: 6099
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/6099/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:6099
Deposited by: Dra. Graciela Ovando Vacarezza
Deposited on: 24 Feb 2011 07:25
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:43
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