In episode 32 of Think Big Podcast, I summarise some of my biggest learnings about prefabricated housing and its impact on the architecture and design profession.
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In this episode, I discuss:
✨ The differences between bespoke and prefabricated housing
✨ The advantages of prefabricated housing
✨ Some interesting project examples
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Expressions and Phrases
to have something at your fingertips - when something is readily available
in the long run - over or after a long period of time; eventually.
get into - start discussing a subject extensively.
go ahead - proceed or consider something
Key Content Vocabulary
bespoke (adj) made for a particular customer or user.
assemble (verb) - build
prefab (adj) - Prefab simply means that the home is constructed off-site (in a factory) and assembled and installed onsite (at the site)
modular homes (noun) - Modular homes are houses built off-site, usually in an indoor factory-like setting. Often called factory-built, system-built or prefabricated, modular homes are completed in sections, according to specific plans
manufactured / mobile homes (noun) - A manufactured home is a structure that: has the character of a dwelling house. is designed to be moved from one position to another. It is not permanently attached to the land.
kit homes (noun) - made from precut pieces for later assembly
resurgence (noun) - an increase or revival after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence.
GLULAM (noun) - glued laminated timber
CROSSLAM (noun) - cross-laminated timer
slash (verb) - reduce
building chassis (noun) - the base frame of a house end to end service (noun) - from beginning to end
Compare and Contrast Language
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