Architecture of Apartments with Modular Systems
The contractor from Chicago, Skender, is working on building construction projects from modular construction. Later, each apartment unit that will be built is arranged first, through mass production at the factory. Modular buildings are then transported and arranged in the planned location. The first building will be built in the West Loop area, Chicago.
The apartment building of this series of modular apartments will be built as high as six floors with a total of 110 units. Not only used as a place to live, this building will also function as a hotel room. The company also hired the services of 10 architects and interior designers to design each residential unit. “We want to see buildings as products in the future,” said Skender CEO Mark Skender.
Skender argues, this process is able to shift old habits and processes in construction. According to him, compared to the usual development process involving several parties such as architects, contractors, sub-contractors, and others. The workflow like that that Skender wants to trim. He revealed, this traditional workflow resulted in many miscommunications and caused delays and schedule setbacks.
Construction of buildings in this way is believed to be able to cut construction costs by up to 15 percent, while accelerating the development process by up to 40 percent. To realize this plan, Skender has released their first modular prototype unit. This apartment space consists of one room that is equipped with various furniture.