Mass Timber Housing - Durban South Africa

Advancements in prefabrication, mass timber panel technology,  computer aided engineering and general mechanisation of construction allows us to investigate new approaches to building design.

This proposal uses prefabricated mass-timber ‘pods’ arranged in an alternating pattern similar to other efficient, high-strength structures found commonly in nature and naturally occurring at a cellular level in timber and other plant forms.  The honeycomb structural system braces vertical and lateral loads for a stronger, taller building.

Interstitial space formed between the primary living pods are enclosed with operable glazing for use as bedrooms, home offices and split level studio apartments.