Modular housing has been under development for many years. A different variation to the theme has been designed by Spanish architect Sergio Bargano. His concept allows for growth in all directions by the use of rectangular pods that can be added whenever they are required.
Sergio Baragaño has created b_home, his version of modular housing. b_home attempts to meet the highest requirements of the Technical Building Code in Spain which incorporates stringent requirements in energy efficiency. It combines tradition and modernity, reinterpreting some of the elements already existing in well designed houses of our childhood.
The concept is adaptable to form up to five house types that can be expanded, at any time, with minimal effort to include additional modules for bedrooms, bathroom, or even a garage. Each room has an external landscape that serves as a physical and visual space. Versatile external spaces that accommodate different uses depending upon the time of year can be incorporated: garden, swimming pool, or sauna.
An important consideration within the modular housing project was the basic base plate. This consists of a welded galvanized steel frame that provides the necessary support for the rest of the structure.
Architect: Sergio Baragaño
Image: Mariela Apollonio, Verónica Carreño