Get inspired -page under construction-
We soon will add more designs, images and photos of study cases which we have been working on over the past years.
Some of temporary projects that have been removed after the permit expired, other for competitions we have entered and more units or projects we want to share with you.
We hope you will visit our website again soon to get inspired!
For a tender for an urban development in Amsterdam Tempohousing competed with a landscape of apartment constructed with modular units. The design was made in corporation with the renowned and prize winning Rotterdam architecture firm MVRDV. The design won the bid but the tender was cancelled at a later stage.
Sometimes it is extra hard when you see a project not being constructed. This high-end apartment building project was design to be built right at the waterfront of Papua New Guinea. A prototype was made which was showcast at the Showmans fair in Australia. The design incorporated a concrete base together with prefab ISO modules to create a 6 level building with 60m2 apartments. The design and coloring of the balconies resulted in a dynamic building which would have looked very interesting when passing by from the waterside due to the changing colors. Alas the zoning did not comply with the project so we were forced to give up on this beautiful concept.
In urban areas it happens more than often that a vacant plot are waiting for redevelopment. These plots could be available for 5, 10 sometimes 15 years. Such plots are ideal for temporary housing. Tempohousing made the design to fit in the urban surroundings while remaining relocatable. The plan provided mixed housing for students, starters and families. The blocks also integrated a hotel, parking facilities and commercial space.
Prefab modules are not suitable for all uses, for example commercial spaces usually require larger spaces. By combining prefab modules with conventional building you can get the best of both worlds and it is something Tempohousing has done before. The construction of the Salvation Army project and the hotels in Haiti and Nigeria are constructed with concrete on the ground floor, topped with modules to create rooms or housing. This design is yet another example of the flexibility of building with prefabricated units.
Modular units would serve as an excellent solution for resorts. Easy to ship al over the world. We have made a quick design for a holiday resort in the Caribbean. This design concept was based to reuse and combine two used student homes and convert them into these handsome apartment/hotel rooms. This concept used two 40' units and the result could be either a 2 to 3 room 'family' apartment (suite) or two single room apartments with an entrance from both sides. The pictures give a nice view of what we envisioned. These apartments could very well be used as multi layer apartments too.