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TimberWolf
10th January 2012, 08:44
In 2010, the same firm built a 16-storey residential block in only five days.

Impressive, but what's the rush?

Time-lapse video: 30-storey hotel built in just 15 days - Yahoo! (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/time-lapse-video--30-storey-hotel-built-in-just-15-days.html)

Ark Hotel construction: Chinese built 30-storey hotel from scratch in 15 days | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083883/Ark-Hotel-construction-Chinese-built-30-storey-hotel-scratch-15-days.html)

Mich the Tester
10th January 2012, 09:14
Impressive, but what's the rush?


Much quickness, plenty cheapness.

PAH
10th January 2012, 09:35
Nice. I wonder how close we are to seeing modular housing where you don't move into a new house but take it with you and just pay for the plot which already has the required facilities plumbed in.

I predict if this isn't already available then someone will come up with a design where each room in a house is a module and you can put them together however you wish, lego style.

Need a two bed flat, bang two bedroom, 1 living room, one kitchen, one bathroom module onto the top of the existing block, than a flat roof on top until the next layer is built. Be a bit of a pain moving if you were in the middle of the stack though. :laugh

Anyone patented this idea yet? :smokin

The Spartan
10th January 2012, 09:39
^ Sounds like an awesome idea

NickFitz
10th January 2012, 10:02
Nice. I wonder how close we are to seeing modular housing where you don't move into a new house but take it with you and just pay for the plot which already has the required facilities plumbed in.

I predict if this isn't already available then someone will come up with a design where each room in a house is a module and you can put them together however you wish, lego style.

Need a two bed flat, bang two bedroom, 1 living room, one kitchen, one bathroom module onto the top of the existing block, than a flat roof on top until the next layer is built. Be a bit of a pain moving if you were in the middle of the stack though. :laugh

Anyone patented this idea yet? :smokin

It's called a trailer park.


http://thesickboy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/trailer-trash-hi-rise11.jpg

DodgyAgent
10th January 2012, 10:09
It's called a trailer park.


http://thesickboy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/trailer-trash-hi-rise11.jpg


Is Dimprawn's the orange one? :laugh

Mich the Tester
10th January 2012, 10:16
Is Dimprawn's the orange one? :laugh

Just above Sasguru's eco-shed?

DodgyAgent
10th January 2012, 10:25
Just above Sasguru's eco-shed?

I thought his was the windmill :laugh

DodgyAgent
10th January 2012, 10:26
They've even got pooperscooper's park bench :laugh

I didnt realise that SASGuru, Dimprawn and pooperscooper lived on the same estate :happy

gingerjedi
10th January 2012, 11:23
Nice. I wonder how close we are to seeing modular housing where you don't move into a new house but take it with you and just pay for the plot which already has the required facilities plumbed in.



I think this happens with floating houses around the Vancouver area, flood resistant too if the pipes are long enough. :D

ThomasSoerensen
10th January 2012, 11:31
Nice. I wonder how close we are to seeing modular housing where you don't move into a new house but take it with you and just pay for the plot which already has the required facilities plumbed in.

I predict if this isn't already available then someone will come up with a design where each room in a house is a module and you can put them together however you wish, lego style.

Need a two bed flat, bang two bedroom, 1 living room, one kitchen, one bathroom module onto the top of the existing block, than a flat roof on top until the next layer is built. Be a bit of a pain moving if you were in the middle of the stack though. :laugh

Anyone patented this idea yet? :smokin

no, for obvious reasons. Its stoopid

Mich the Tester
10th January 2012, 11:35
Nice. I wonder how close we are to seeing modular housing where you don't move into a new house but take it with you and just pay for the plot which already has the required facilities plumbed in.


They do that already in Australia. You go to a house yard and buy a new or used wooden house, which is then delivered in large blocks to your plot and nailed together.

Halo Jones
10th January 2012, 12:14
Nice. I wonder how close we are to seeing modular housing where you don't move into a new house but take it with you and just pay for the plot which already has the required facilities plumbed in.

I predict if this isn't already available then someone will come up with a design where each room in a house is a module and you can put them together however you wish, lego style.

Need a two bed flat, bang two bedroom, 1 living room, one kitchen, one bathroom module onto the top of the existing block, than a flat roof on top until the next layer is built. Be a bit of a pain moving if you were in the middle of the stack though. :laugh

Anyone patented this idea yet? :smokin

This happens to varying degrees around the world, won’t take of in the UK due to the national mind-set of only accepting brick houses.

(Or at lease what is perceived to be brick: there are many timber frames with a brick skin that the owner believes is a traditional brick house.)

PAH
10th January 2012, 13:13
It's called a trailer park.


http://thesickboy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/trailer-trash-hi-rise11.jpg


:laugh

Looks like that's been designed by a Meccano fan rather than Lego fan.

d000hg
10th January 2012, 13:28
no, for obvious reasons. Its stoopid

Modular housing has been around for years, they even had it on Grand Designs (http://www.huf-haus.com/en/home.html). One you can take apart and re-use, that I haven't seen.

PAH
10th January 2012, 14:12
Modular housing has been around for years, they even had it on Grand Designs (http://www.huf-haus.com/en/home.html). One you can take apart and re-use, that I haven't seen.


That's on the right lines. As most rooms are square or rectangle it would be easy to have the modules built solely of glass walls with almost invisible hinged glass doors mid wall.

Use triple glazing for insulation.

Outside layer can be heat reflective for summer.

Middle layer made from that glass that defaults to frosted but turns clear when an electric current is applied.

The inside layer could be a transparent video wall.

Power outlets built into the corners so they hook up when modules joined.

Use vacuum suction cups for hooking stuff to the walls.


I'd rather live in something like that than a brick house.

One for the next series of Dragons Den. :smokin

Joeman
10th January 2012, 14:17
but how do they get the crane out of the lift shaft???

darmstadt
10th January 2012, 14:18
They do that already in Australia. You go to a house yard and buy a new or used wooden house, which is then delivered in large blocks to your plot and nailed together.

Germany too...

Mich the Tester
10th January 2012, 14:19
but how do they get the crane out of the lift shaft???

Crane is mounted on top of the lift, so enter the lift and then press on the top floor button. Crane goes through roof, push it on one side and ask pedestrians to move out of the way. Fixed. Much quickness, plenty cheapness.

Arturo Bassick
10th January 2012, 14:20
Some hotels are built like that.
Basically a bunch of pre decorated and furnished portacabins are plugged together then a brick skin is built around them.

Mich the Tester
10th January 2012, 14:20
Some hotels are built like that.
Basically a bunch of pre decorated and furnished portacabins are plugged together then a brick skin is built around them.

Ibis hotels?

Arturo Bassick
10th January 2012, 14:23
Ibis hotels?Probably, and travel lodge and even post house if memory serves.
They are pre manufactured to the design standard. This reduces building errors and increases the corporate "look". Makes em quick to build too.
Have you never noticed how quickly hotels seem to go up compared to other buildings.

Mich the Tester
10th January 2012, 14:26
Probably, and travel lodge and even post house if memory serves.
They are pre manufactured to the design standard. This reduces building errors and increases the corporate "look". Makes em quick to build too.
Have you never noticed how quickly hotels seem to go up compared to other buildings.

Makes them shit to stay in too.

Churchill
10th January 2012, 14:30
Those slitty eyed little fellows are like ants!

:facepalm:

Mich the Tester
10th January 2012, 14:33
:facepalm:

:facepalm: indeed.

Ants have relatively large compound eyes, not little slits.

scooterscot
10th January 2012, 15:16
Nice. I wonder how close we are to seeing modular housing where you don't move into a new house but take it with you and just pay for the plot which already has the required facilities plumbed in.

You mean like SAS static caravan in Peckham?

Sounds like a good bet for those who invested in land. Cough.

NickFitz
10th January 2012, 17:00
That's on the right lines. As most rooms are square or rectangle it would be easy to have the modules built solely of glass walls with almost invisible hinged glass doors mid wall.

Use triple glazing for insulation.

Outside layer can be heat reflective for summer.

Middle layer made from that glass that defaults to frosted but turns clear when an electric current is applied.

The inside layer could be a transparent video wall.

Power outlets built into the corners so they hook up when modules joined.

Use vacuum suction cups for hooking stuff to the walls.


I'd rather live in something like that than a brick house.

One for the next series of Dragons Den. :smokin

Yevgeny Zamyatin envisaged something similar in his dystopian novel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_%28novel%29)We (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_%28novel%29), which influenced George Orwell in the writing of 1984.

Mich the Tester
10th January 2012, 17:07
Yevgeny Zamyatin envisaged something similar in his dystopian novel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_%28novel%29)We (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_%28novel%29), which influenced George Orwell in the writing of 1984.

Thanks! Looks like something worth reading.

NickFitz
10th January 2012, 17:12
Thanks! Looks like something worth reading.

It is indeed :)

I've got the Penguin 20th Century Classics translation. I see there's a more recent translation available on Amazon; I may get that one too :nerd