Clay has no plans of its own. It has no aspirations for glory, not even for service. Clay is clay, and it is even reluctant to perform its own given task, it is simply clay. Clay is moldable, pliable, subjective to creation, desiring a creator, and totally submissive to the will of its master.
Is building smaller homes the key to housing London’s first-time buyers – or a matter of concern? Sold at about 20 per cent below local market rate and backed by the Mayor, micro-flats could be the answer for London’s would-be home owners.
Meanwhile, the pre-cast concrete MoVoCoSy project from Arup and promised to tackle another prefab preconception.
Zero defects is the primary battle ground between traditional and modern construction methods. A relative concept, zero defects is however a target that the construction industry has set for itself. Primary considerations are structural stability and keeping the water out. Proper functioning of services, components, fixtures and fittings are essential.
The Live-in Quarters concept house and the Spaceover keyworkers prototype