Modular buildings for residential use
Series, 3-dimensional, industrial and individual
The Federal Government defines housing as a "basic human requirement". Good standards in housing construction and healthy towns and cities are important in determining the quality of life and also help to maintain a good social climate in our society. The demand for housing, especially for accommodation in apartment blocks, is growing steadily in the major German conurbations. If we also take demographic change into account, innovative concepts are needed in the area of apartment block construction, with flexible room structures and the possibility of subsequent use. Family homes today, shared student flats tomorrow, flats for senior citizens the day after – these are precisely the opportunities offered by our modular building solutions for apartment block construction. All the floor plans are based on an economically viable module grid, are optimised for space and can be adapted to the specific apartment size classifications eligible for public funding.
An analysis of life cycle costs determines the costs that a building causes over its entire life cycle. This is where modular construction proves ideal for the construction of apartment blocks, as the use of the buildings can be changed at any time thanks to the non-loadbearing internal walls. They can even be dismantled or moved. The building's life cycle costs are thus comparatively low. In contrast to conventional building methods, our modular buildings offer security when it comes to both costs and deadlines. The original investment is independent of developments in society in the medium and long term. Family homes today, shared student flats tomorrow, flats for senior citizens the day after – these are precisely the opportunities offered by our modular building solutions for apartment block construction.
The "modular system component"
Together with architects specialising in the building of apartment blocks, ALHO has developed floor plans for one- to four-room apartments. The individual living units are combined to create larger residential complexes. "Point blocks", i.e. buildings with a central infrastructure core, combine attractive architecture with a space-optimised room concept. Residential units of different sizes are grouped around a central infrastructure zone. However, the concept still provides sufficient space to be barrier-free. Micro-apartments or family homes – the individual residential units of different sizes can also be combined to create larger complexes, e.g. a building complex with central inner courtyard. Naturally, barrier-free construction is possible and promotes intergenerational living and a feeling of inclusion.