CLT Modular - Case #3

CLT Modular System
The construction system is made of 2.44m x 4.88m modules which can be transported in small trucks. These modules work structurally as rigid cores. The interval between them is filled with floor and ceiling panels, and frames with doors/windows. Electrical and hydraulic installations are concentrated in the prefab modules, reducing work at construction site. The building components are transported from factory to construction site as modules and panels.
The cross plan proposed in this case study has the living spaces in the main volume with two bedrooms on each side, in a total area of 150 sqm. The house interior has a contrast between the timber texture from CLT and the black steel portals. These two materials work together in a hybrid structure with CLT slabs receiving compression loads and steel beams receiving tensile loads. Steel and wood were used seeking to explore the specific potentialities of each material.

Freelance, Full-time
Tiago Viegas
Arquiteto | Archviz Belo Horizonte, Brazil