This London Prefab Made of 7 Modules Was Raised in Just One Day

By Michele Koh Morollo
Located on a site where two obsolete garages formerly stood is a 935-square-foot prefab home in London's borough of Richmond.

Designed by London-based practice RDA Architects in collaboration with prefab and modular builders Boutique Modern, the building is clad in Shou Sugi Ban timber with fit-outs selected by the owner.

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The foundation was laid out on-site as the modules were being constructed in Boutique Modern's factory. 

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Because of local road transport restrictions, modular construction in the U.K. is limited with regards to the number of modules that can be prefabricated and delivered to a site. 

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To overcome these restrictions, the main living space was constructed with four modules so that it could be delivered from the factory to the site in one trip. 

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The two modules used for the bottom section of the living area were constructed without ceilings while the top two modules were made without floors.