Design and development of modular houses
with the possibility of adaptation to different levels of expansion and comfort.
AdaptHouse project aims to develop an innovative modular construction concept by integrating design, functionality, customization, ecoefficiency and adaptability features in one product which will go beyond what’s currently available in both national and international markets.
Housing versality, through the application of sustainable construction principles, are highlighted as essential ingredients to respond to the concerns of the European Union's priorities, namely, with regard to sustainable and SMART growth strategies and the minimization of environmental impacts.
The objectives proposed are graphically and intuitively represented in the diagram.
In the project stage, by developing kits and envisioning different scenarios it will be possible to optimize the product’s environmental performance during transport. Additionally, constructive processes will be developed to facilitate an easy disassembly and reassembly, as well as an easy separation of components and materials for reuse and integration in other systems at the products’ end-of-life.
In order to assess the overall behaviour of this kind of construction and ensure its adequate mechanical, hygrothermal and acoustic performance, reaction to fire, as well as durability, highly complex experimental and numerical studies will be carried out. Furthermore, a full-scale prototype will be developed in order to verify the need for optimization of the components and assembly/disassembly processes.