The Met(a)house is a competition entry for the 2011 Tomorrows Townhouse Design competition.
It is a modern evolution of the townhouse creating flexible urban living whilst embracing the efficiency and sustainability gains offered by the modular construction.
It is constructed from 5 pre-fabricated volumetric modules. The modules are delivered to site fully finished both internally and externally ensuring a high quality of finish with zero defects. The entire house can be erected in a matter of days.
The design is based on a ‘fabric first’ approach and incorporates both passive measures and mechanical and electrical systems to make the most of energy expended in the building to limit carbon emissions. Renewable technologies provide low or zero carbon energy to the home reducing demand from the grid. Additionally the house has been designed to achieve Level 5 of the code for sustainable homes and limit its negative impact on the environment.