Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Industrialised Housing

Industrialised Housing

Date
1990-1992

Client
Hanssem Corporation

Location
Korea

Height
80 m

Unit size
27 m²

Height
80m

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Overview

Rogers’ abiding concern for the social objectives of modern architecture is reflected in this project, intended to provide large numbers of homes at a cost of one-fifth that of more conventional construction methods.

The basis of the project is the use of high-quality, factory-produced units on a modular system which, due to minimal connection points between one unit and the next, can be quickly assembled on site.

High-performance, low-energy mechanical and electrical systems are part of an environmentally friendly programme. In addition to the normal services – such as heating, lighting and air-conditioning – the design envisaged provision of security systems, as well as communication, information and entertainment systems appropriate to 21st-century living.

The units were designed to be used in a flexible way, providing for the needs of a wide range of potential inhabitants. They can form towers or low-rise schemes, depending on the local terrain which in South Korea is often very hilly.

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Key Facts

Date
1990-1992

Client
Hanssem Corporation

Location
Korea

Height
80m

Area
Height
80 m

Unit size
27 m²

Structural Engineer
Arup


Team

Laurie Abbott

Mike Davies

Stuart Forbes

Marco Goldschmied

John Lowe

Jackie Moore

Richard Paul

Richard Rogers

Andrew Wright

John Young

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