Architects Tim Piet and Jos Blom (formerly FLATarchitects) designed the 'KHM26 House,' a holiday home located on a challenging watershed site on the banks of Pikmeer lake in Friesland, the Netherlands. The home was transported to the site via two large cranes.
The architects explain, "One of the consequences of the unique location at the edge of the lake was that the building site was hard to reach for construction. Therefore we decided to build the house elsewhere. This way it became possible to assure a high quality construction."
This unique building method allowed the architects to be more unconventional. The home's core is built from concrete, ensuring a stable base. A pre-weathered metal shell was added around it, a process which could have never been completed on site due to the need for total precision.
This Holiday Home Was Built Away From Its Site
1. Pre-fabricated Construction - Building structures off-site and then transporting them to challenging locations provides a disruptive innovation opportunity in the construction industry.
2. Modular Architecture - Creating a building's core using modular components allows for more unconventional designs and customization, presenting disruptive innovation opportunities in the architectural industry.
3. Precision Engineering - Employing precision engineering techniques, such as pre-weathered metal shells, enables the creation of complex and detailed structures, disrupting traditional construction methods.
1. Construction - The construction industry can benefit from the disruptive innovation opportunities of pre-fabricated construction and precision engineering.
2. Architecture - Modular architecture presents disruptive innovation opportunities for the architectural industry, allowing for more creativity and customization.
3. Engineering - Precision engineering techniques, like using pre-weathered metal shells, offer disruptive innovation opportunities in the engineering industry, enabling the construction of intricate structures.