This Modular House Design Can Be Made for Only $8,000

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 19, 2015
References: archdaily
This unique modular house design has the potential to address housing problems throughout the world. The home was designed by Tatiana Bilbao and was displayed at the Chicago Biennial as a prototype for affordable social housing. The modular house design can be built for as little as $8,000.

The design of the house is extremely reconfigurable and is anchored by two slanted roofs. The archetypal house is meant to adapt to various geographical, social and cultural conditions. The base of the prototype is made from concrete and lighter wood materials were used to finish the construction. Also, lighter materials allow for the modular house design to expand and reconfigure to accommodate more occupants. The simple form is meant to cater to all families, but its flexibility is the home's highlight, adapting in size to various familial needs, budgets and desires.