December 15th, 2015

This home made out of tiny units can be built in any configuration and proves prefab architecture doesn't have to be boring — take a look

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Since March, millions of people around the world have been forced to figure out how to work from home, from improvised office space to quick childcare solutions. London-based Whitaker Studio's unique answer to this problem is a house the can be any shape and size, and go anywhere, as in the name The Anywhere House.

The house is made up of one or potentially dozens of individual units, each small enough to be transported by road. Then, they go together in a custom, possibly one of a kind house that was specifically built to meet the owners' needs.

Prefab and modular housing was a growing industry until the onset of COVID-19, which disrupted it in a few ways. Like most of the economy, remote work and social distancing requirements slowed construction and made growth more difficult, and the industry is predicted to see an 11% decline from 2019 to 2020, with an anticipated bounce back to a $23 billion industry by 2023.

Logistics necessary for prefab housing, like trucking and shipping, were already a difficulty for the sector, further disrupted by COVID-19 as supply chains were forced to reorient around necessities. 

Despite these difficulties, Whitaker Studio is still confident about The Anywhere House. Take a look here. 

James Whitaker said that his goal in creating the Anywhere House was the potential for no two homes to look the same.Whitaker Studios

Potential customers came to Whitaker wanting to buy prefabricated homes after his design made from shipping containers in Joshua Tree took off in 2017.Whitaker Studios

But, he said that if he had to design a home to mass produce, the shipping containers wouldn't be his choice.Whitaker Studios

Instead, he designed the Anywhere House.Whitaker Studios

The design is made out of individual units that can be combined in all kinds of ways.Whitaker Studios

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