Among the greatest myths of contemporary modular home building technology is you cannot design a modular modular home with distinctive, custom architectural style. The parable procedes to declare that modular homes are boxy and designed alike. Well, nothing might be more wrong. My knowledge about one rather demanding client as well as their recently designed custom home, particularly crafted by their architect with modular technology easily debunks this myth.
Like a builder of proper housing, both site built and modular built, I see many homes which are built regardless of architectural style. A few of these homes might be modular, while others are conventionally built houses, frequently known as stick-built houses. Certainly, when critics view stick-built houses that lack architectural appeal, they just blame the architect. However, when critics view modular homes that lack architectural appeal, they appear to excessively generalize the modular housing marketplace and conclude that in some way, the factory engineering or manufacturing process restricts architectural style.
I typically see architects employ the next features to create beautiful homes of distinction:
• creative and fascinating layouts
• distinctive roof lines
• steep roof pitches
• off-center gables and/or reverse gables
• rafter tails
• exterior elevations with angular bump outs
• boxed home windows
• natural stone
• wood siding
• highly detailed trim
To de-bunk the parable, proof should be offered that an adequate amount of these functions could be designed within modular parameters.
Our clients’ architect first met with my lady and me to understand the overall design and engineering parameters utilized by the maker. We spent roughly four hrs reviewing modular dimensions and style parameters that will not just advice the architectural design but assure the look will be the most inexpensive. Equipped with these details, the clients as well as their architect retreated into design sessions. After about six days, we received a phone call in the client requesting us to re-assemble to examine the architect’s preliminary designs.
To the enjoyable surprise, the architect’s design was both beautiful and efficient. The primary house contains more than 5,000 square ft you will see a connected pool house, and to be constructed with modular technology. The architect used the modular configurations to produce a very custom layout around the exterior and interior. Around the interior, marriage walls were cleverly built-into closet areas, hallways and repair areas. Nine feet finished ceiling heights happen to be specified for that bottom floor, which is built-in the factory. The actual bed room have a cathedral ceiling. On the outside of, the architect incorporated off-center roof ridges with rafter tails. The factory will build the rooftop ridges towards the architect’s specifications, and we’ll simply add some rafter tails on-site, as a home is set. To produce a truly distinctive architectural style, one which would highly complement the rooftop lines, the architect specified casement home windows for that front of the home, with lots of transom home windows. There are many bump outs and bay home windows many will be installed throughout the factory manufacturing process, while some is going to be installed by us on-site. The architect is going to be indicating stone and cedar plank-like exterior materials, which we’ll install on-site.
How to ask, has this myth been busted? Getting seen the finished plan, there’s simply no doubt i believe the architect has crafted an architectural style worth the word “custom”. Further proof continues to be the numerous compliments we routinely receive using their company prospects that view these house plans. The architect is searching toward his next custom web design with this modular technology, much like we searching toward again, supporting his next custom web design. So, I suppose you are able to say this myth continues to be busted: it’s possible to design a modular home with distinctive, custom architectural style!