5 prefab housing innovations that raise the bar

A solution to the housing crisis?

Is prefab housing about to shake off its low-quality, post-WWII image? New London Architecture’s research paper and exhibition ‘Factory-made Housing’, suggests this is the case.

Advances in high-tech design and construction mean increasing numbers of components can be manufactured off-site. That means buildings can go up more quickly and quietly, with less materials wasted – an enticing prospect given London’s housing crisis.

To accommodate modular house-building, developers are building their own factories, and architects are getting ever more ambitious in their designs. Here are five of our favourite London modular housing designs.

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