FLEXSOLA™ is a modular building system for a circular economy. It can be used to construct many types of buildings, of any size, and is particularly advantageous when future expansion, layout flexibility, construction expediency, or demountability are desired. Thanks to these advantages, Flexsola™ is a most competitive building system for affordable housing, for communities in the third world and indigenous peoples, for expedient developments in harsh climates, for military facilities that can be easily relocated, and for post-disaster construction.
Click on the house model to see a video illustrating how the system works for a house. The architectural design options, including layout and facade, are practically limitless, which makes it possible to accommodate municipal planning requirements, and to integrate additions to existing buildings and urban fabric.
The unique saddle connection makes two design and installation options possible. Firstly, it is the installation of the prefabricated components on site, which may be the best solution to suit local conditions. See how the Guiding Pin facilitates the installation.
Secondly, it is the pre-assembly of the prefabricated components into segments of container-size, which are then transported to the site, and installed with minimal labour required. There are no other modular building systems, which currently offer both these options.
This building system creates space modules that can be added horizontally, or vertically, for accommodating future needs, without disturbing the existing interior space. Thanks to bolts-only connections, all components can be easily and quickly assembled, or disassembled. In the near future, this could be accomplished with robotic drones, thus further reducing the installation time and labour required on site. This capability facilitates construction in harsh climates. Furthermore, the saddles could be mass-produced with 3D printing.
With its ability of incorporating solar panels and mini wind turbines, without affecting the rooftop, Flexsola™ could produce more energy than it would consume. The ecological footprint of the building is substantially reduced by a landscaped roof terrace, which returns to nature a large portion of the original land used. Complemented by an optional greenhouse, this rooftop terrace could be an outdoor oasis for leisure, pets, or to grow organic fruits and vegetables, in a private and protected environment. It can also function as a collector of water from rain and snow.
Imagine a world where Humankind lives in Harmony with Nature! Only a major reset of urban planning practices could ensure the long-term sustainability of human civilization on Earth, in harmony with Nature, and prepared for climate change. Elevated Urbanism is a disruptive concept which could achieve this reset. All infrastructure, buildings and transportation are elevated above the ground for minimal impact on the natural environment and to allow wildlife to roam freely again. All the land (minus stair & elevator towers, and piers) is returned to nature. To achieve a 0 or 0+ building footprint, and Net 0 or Net 0+ energy efficiency, some rooftops are landscaped, others are covered with solar panels.
Elevated Urbanism could save natural areas and farmland, facilitate development in the desert, reclaim under-utilized, dilapidated, or contaminated areas, enable development over disaster areas, and create urban communities over water or flood-prone areas.
For Flexsola City see: https://vimeo.com/570890913/6478901922
For Honeycomb City see: https://vimeo.com/579059425/6d7cec09d5