Modular Prefab Annex to Weekend House by SOA


Architect: SOA Soler Orozco Arquitectos
Project: Casa Molina
Location: Morelos, México
Year: 2015
Photos: Cesar Béjar

Given the homeowner´s need to minimize all on-site work and construction time to as low as possible for this modular prefab annex to weekend house, prefabricated structure was considered as the best cost-effective and sustainable option. The modular prefab annex includes two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a large terrace for common use.





Prefab modules has an important constraint in their design, the dimensions of prefab elements could not exceed maximum dimensions for truck transportation. Architects planned prefab modules measuring up to 2.4 m by 7.2 m, the standard maximum size of a freight truck platform commonly used for building materials delivery, which also perfectly optimized the use of construction elements and metal sections for the frame and structure. The entire prefab module was put together in the controlled environment of remote workshop, with internal plumbing, electrical installations, light roofing, as well as preliminary ceiling, wall, and floor finishes in the bathroom spaces. 

On site, the ground work had been done and the concrete foundations had been prepared to receive the modular prefab annex. Once there, the prefab modules were assembled and installed, windows and doors put in place, bathroom accessories, lighting, and fixtures installed, and exterior natural stone was applied, before the final finishes and details were attended to.



























SOA Soler Orozco Arquitectos contact

Email hola@soa.mx
Website http://soa.mx/


Links

Dwell https://www.dwell.com/home/casa-molina-c2fc8659
Divisare https://divisare.com/projects/373927-soa-soler-orozco-arquitectos-casa-molina
Curbed https://www.curbed.com/2018/2/8/16990112/prefab-homes-steel-wood-mexico-soa-soler-orozco-arquitectos
Design Milk https://design-milk.com/a-prefab-weekend-house-in-morelos-mexico/