digitally produced pre fabricated hotel by facit homes digitally produced pre fabricated hotel by facit homes
aug 25, 2012

digitally produced pre fabricated hotel by facit homes

digitally produced pre-fabricated hotel by facit homes images © mark bolton

london-based studio facit homes has developed a pre-fabrication system that provides a mobile production facility (MPF) onto the site. the unit includes a full spectrum of building tools and materials necessary to complete the construction of a physical structure. using the drawings from fully defined 3D computer models, a shipping container is transformed into a local manufacturing site, where sheets of sustainable spruce plywood are individually CNC cut according to each the digital files.

the unique ‘D-process’ results in an accurate measurement for material quantity, electrical positioning and plumbing placement for an efficient construction method. build-time for each dwelling chassis can be as quick as three-days based on foundation preparation and site conditions.

pre-fabricated hotel in somerset, UK

the companies recent development includes the design of a pre-fabricated hotel in the trees located in the grounds  of the 300 year old grand georgian mansion harptree court near bristol. by working closely with engineers,  an innovative structural concept has been created to allow for the framework to be assembled using components  that hang off ropes in the the forest. built using entirely natural materials, the facade of the house includes  sustainably harvested larch cladding and cedar shingles to cover the roof.

pre-fabricated hotel interior in somerset, UK construction process

plywood CNC roofing during construction 

pre-fabricated construction assembly for the interior

digital file for on-site manufacturing

plan for the self-contained hotel apartment sitting under the canopy of a 300 year old oak tree

3D model mapping the raised platform for the cylindrical hotel pod structure

the digital mobile production facility in a shipping container

CNC detail of the pre-fabricated boards

model of the mobile production facility system

model of the mobile production facility system

facit homes demonstration video

  • Very good job says:
  • But for the CNC device, this could easily be a commercial for pre-fabricated homes made around 1978, I would guess, judging by the dated approach and the architectural naiveté; made for a target audience of the gullible laypublic, yet to become sufficiently educated, thus vulnerable to the “promise” of cheap and fast.

    One could imagine this as a nostalgic (?) look back at everything wrong with the prefabricated industry, and understand the fundamental reason for that industry’s relentless cycle of… excited interest / inevitable disappointment.

    Chaszr says:
  • interesting approach to building homes in the forest thats for sure!

    james colton says:

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