Pre-manufactured housing kits started in 1624. In the early 1900's Sears & Roebuck sold over 100,000 kit homes. Precut materials and precise instructions created their success.
Looking like ants on a hill, massive clusters of standardized houses seems depressing. American residences have become a product except for those of the wealthy. The reputation of industrialized home is cheap and ugly,
mimicking the stick-built home. The cheapest available technology avoiding prosecution was destined for early demise.
Abbreviated cost and time appeal to design engineers and builders. Often aesthetics, comfort and quality are sacrificed, but not always. There have been exceptions in history.
The last century has revealed a wealth of practical, attractive alternatives to the status quo. The visions and the technologies exist. Industrialized homes have the ability to be well designed, practical, environmentally efficient and affordable. So why isn't it being built?
The majority of commercial and residential structures are prefabricated components. The development philosophy is rapidly transforming vivid and varied landscape with quality and distinction. Most industrialized buildings are inexpensive and functional. The projects that prevail are not innovative or attractive, but the developers and manufacturers profit.
Quite simply, pre-manufacturing is cheaper, faster and more reliable in making large-scale projects. The site and people are perceived as abstract variables - not specifically generators of form and space.
The industrialized housing systems have reduced the context and dwellers to the lowest common denominator. Failure to consider the unique factors operating in a human being environment.
Spherical Design Engineers efforts today are for the gratification and enjoyment of clients. The communication is important to all parties. Inventive use of component construction opens many possibilities for adventurous designs, spatially rich and full of light.
Spherical Design Engineers investigate and know all about available systems and techniques associated with the various systems and components. Resulting prototypes incorporate sustainable technologies designed to reduce energy consumption and environmental damage. Aesthetics is independent of the method of construction. Our diverse group of well-designed projects does not show their industrialized frameworks. Within the basic framework of each unit, there is great flexibility for extensions and additions. You can repeat the system without ending up with the same product.
Spherical Design Engineers continue to design affordable housing for as many people as possible. No one needs to settle for what they really didn't want. Present production of materials and accessories calls for more skill and higher development of design elements. With good designs holds great promise for our future.