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OPerA House

OPerA House (Operative house) is a concept for creating prefabricated dwellings that break the typical shipping container sized box of the prefab unit. The unit of fabrication is a tilt-up wall - a methodology borrowed from balloon and platform framing - with each wall given a thickness so that it acts as a vertical truss. The thickness and function of the walls vary based on their location: north, south or center. North walls have a shutter system to protect from north winds; south walls have a built in sun shade and light shelf; the center walls are occupiable and feature a garden atrium with all of the vertical circulation and building services integrated. The atrium works as a vertical stack to provide natural ventilation. The floor slabs and east and west walls are simple prefabricated spans that lock into place after the walls are erected. Download PDF

Entry Wall Modules Floor Slabs and Facades Section Construction Diagram Environmental Diagram South Facade Exploded View Living Room Kitchen Atrium Atrium Roof Terrace Plans