Automated Architecture Ltd. introduced its robotic assembly system for home and prefab construction during the 2021 Global Investment Summit (GIS).
Incorporating green technology into architectural construction methods, Bristol and London-based technology and design firm Automated Architecture Ltd. (AUAR) has introduced its new robotic assembly system for prefabricated homes.
AUAR is a method of modular wood construction that designs prefabricated and customized houses based on the conditions and landscape of a given place, as well as the lifestyle and preferences of the buyer.
Aided by robotics and bespoke automation methods from ABB Robotics, AUAR redefines what homebuilding can be in the 21st century. Through AUAR, individual wooden blocks, chosen for the renewability of building materials, are robotically prefabricated and stacked to form small housing units.
AUAR forms its own production line. AUAR’s robot aligns wooden panels to form building modules that are stacked and assembled into tiny houses with the help of local craftsmen and builders. After use, the wooden blocks can be disassembled and reused for other purposes, reducing construction waste and conforming to the principles of circular design.
The demand for new homes is astronomical – two billion are needed in the next 80 years – and yet the way they are built has not changed in hundreds of years. Traditional attempts to modernize housing construction result in extreme centralization and huge capital expenditure, further widening the gap between housing developers and local communities. Our approach offers a community-driven, climate-conscious alternative, a way to revolutionize the way we design and build homes and to empower people and communities to live better, more sustainable lives.
Mollie Claypool, Executive Director and Co-Founder of AUAR
With the help of neighbors and local assembly lines, AUAR works with small communities to build tiny houses. By choosing not to resort to assembly in large factories and globalized production chains, AUAR aims to reduce its carbon footprint by using local resources and increasing community development.
Designer: Automated Architecture Ltd., (AUAR)