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Prefabricated House: Defining Architectural Quality and Identity Through the Innovation of Prefab Tectonics

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Title:Prefabricated House: Defining Architectural Quality and Identity Through the Innovation of Prefab Tectonics
Authors:Park, Joo-Hyun
Contributors:Despang, Martin (advisor)
Architecture (department)
Keywords:“Jen-Se” Korean rental system
Mid-income Housing
Prefab House
Date Issued:May 2017
Publisher:Honolulu: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:This dissertation is for design of mid‐income people house that they can afford
“Jense” Korean rental system. Therefore, I focused on high quality design, general size for
a family, and regular budget. This is because failure reason of prefab architecture in
Korea came from low cost and quality. Moreover, to figure out the value of identity, I
would like to begin research with customization through the eyes of the owner. I am
going to research and test clients needs, both negative and positive, within prefab
system. In present day case of prefab houses, it is hard to have customization due
to government regulations and affordability needs; therefore I have to figure
out architecturally good quality and merits to prove that possibility of customization is a
benefit to society, changing the definition of prefab house.
Additionally, the existing perception for prefabrication house is negative. My
proposal is researching not only economics, but also high quality design, including
sustainability and adaptability in order to build prefab houses for the general
population, not only for affordable housing. To figure out this issue, my research’s goal
is to have good architectural design by implementing mass‐customization options for
a variety of applications.
This project applied in Busan where Second city in Korea. The structure is a
creative system by using two materials that are concrete and wood. Furthermore, I
research two directions of systems for Prefab Architecture. There are Precast Concrete
Culvert and Cross Nailed Timber (CNT).
Pages/Duration:160 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/55846
Appears in Collections: 2017


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