shedkm’s proposals for the Britannia Basin site develop the recommendations of the Egan Report, through the creation of 102 apartments with a varied mixture of sizes and types. The apartments are based on a factory produced pre-fabricated residential unit which, through a series of additional clip-on components give compact and affordable accommodation.
MoHo (Modular Housing) develops the use of pre-fabrication already used in mixed tenure housing, and transfers it to the private sector. In previous applications, the orientation of the units have been arranged with limited frontage and deep plans, a result of the maximum transportable unit size.
However, by rotating the units through 90 degrees, the window frontage can be maximised, and the base module extended. An external framework is then constructed into which a series of further prefabricated components are fixed to supplement the base modules, including terraces, dining pods and balustrades, giving a layered appearance to the elevation.