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Gomos Modular Home takes 3 days to install

Gomos Modular Home takes 3 day...
The Gomos modular housing system by Portugese architect Samuel Gonclaves
The Gomos modular housing system by Portugese architect Samuel Gonclaves
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Concrete foundations getting prepared
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Concrete foundations getting prepared
The foundations are ready
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The foundations are ready
The first module gets lifted in
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The first module gets lifted in
The first module is in place
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The first module is in place
Additional modules are lifted in and installed
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Additional modules are lifted in and installed
The glass panels are installed
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The glass panels are installed
The Gomos home is almost complete on day 3
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The Gomos home is almost complete on day 3
The prefab modules being collected from the factory
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The prefab modules being collected from the factory
The modules being collected for transportation
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The modules being collected for transportation
The first module is readied for loading onto the truck
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The first module is readied for loading onto the truck
Each module measures 2.35 meters by 5.90 meters
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Each module measures 2.35 meters by 5.90 meters
Portugese architect Samuel Gonclaves has created a clever concrete modular housing system which takes 3 days to install
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Portugese architect Samuel Gonclaves has created a clever concrete modular housing system which takes 3 days to install
The housing system consists of a series of singular reinforced concrete modules (gomos) which are entirely prefabricated off-site (inside and out)
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The housing system consists of a series of singular reinforced concrete modules (gomos) which are entirely prefabricated off-site (inside and out)
The size of each home depends on the number of modules chosen and the final configuration
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The size of each home depends on the number of modules chosen and the final configuration
Gomos home owners can start off small and extend over time, with the addition of extra modules
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Gomos home owners can start off small and extend over time, with the addition of extra modules
The Gomos home includes an outdoor terrace
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The Gomos home includes an outdoor terrace
Gomos Modular homes offer a modern home in 3 days
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Gomos Modular homes offer a modern home in 3 days
The Gomos home does not look like your typical prefabricated building
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The Gomos home does not look like your typical prefabricated building
Inside a Gomos home
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Inside a Gomos home
The Gomos home can be adapted to different terrains
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The Gomos home can be adapted to different terrains
The size of each home depends on the number of modules chosen and the final configuration
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The size of each home depends on the number of modules chosen and the final configuration
Breaking down the Gomos modular system by Portugese architect Samuel Gonclaves
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Breaking down the Gomos modular system by Portugese architect Samuel Gonclaves
The Gomos home can blend into its landscape
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The Gomos home can blend into its landscape
The Gomos modular housing system by Portugese architect Samuel Gonclaves
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The Gomos modular housing system by Portugese architect Samuel Gonclaves
Inside a Gomos home
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Inside a Gomos home
The living area with good landscape views
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The living area with good landscape views
A smaller concrete Gomos acts as a cute garden house
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A smaller concrete Gomos acts as a cute garden house
Gomos floorplans
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Gomos floorplans
The Gomos modular system by Portugese architect Samuel Gonclaves
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The Gomos modular system by Portugese architect Samuel Gonclaves
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Portuguesearchitect Samuel Gonclaves has created a clever concrete modularhousing system called the "GomosSystem." It was launched late last year in Arouca, Portugal withfunding from 18 local companies to help get the project off theground. The system consists of a series of singularreinforced concrete modules (gomos) which are entirely prefabricatedoff-site (inside and out) and simply join together, providing a fullylivable home in a matter of days.

The Gomos System offersa flexible design platform, where each home can be as big orsmall as needed, depending on the number of modules chosen and the finalconfiguration. It also allows for Gomos home owners to start offsmall and extend over time, with the addition of extra modules. Themaximum size of an individual Gomos measures 2.35 meters wide by 5.90meters deep ( 7.70 ft x 19.35 ft) and the modules can be adapted for different types of terrain orground levels.

The process of creatinga Gomos home is broken into four stages: factory production of thestructure; interior and exterior finishings and features;transportation and fast assembly. Each module is transported by truckdirect from the factory with all of the home's final features,including interior furnishings, flooring, insulation, windows, doors,water facilities, electricity and complete external facade. Thisallows for fast installation once on site, speeding up traditionalconstruction times.

"This project differentiates itself by gathering cumulatively three crucial factors in the modular construction market," architect Samuel Gonçalves told Portuguese newspaper P3. "Including the construction of all components in the factory, which allows an in situ assembly in a few days and ensures secure installation which is carried out under highly controlled conditions; the modelling of optimized [modular] shapes and sizes that make their transport easier and effective; and plans drawn up based on the Gomos System which comply with all applicable legislation, particularly in terms of accessibility, licensing and even to serve as permanent housing."

The living area with good landscape views
The living area with good landscape views

Althoughthe modular home is designed to include lots of natural light and air flow,there are no additional windows featured along two sides of thecompleted home, raising concerns for the possibility of darker roomswhich end up being closed off internally. The Gomos home does however, feature two large glass feature walls at either end and a series of skylights have been positioned throughoutthe structure's roofing, ensuring that natural light does reach theinternal sections.

Accordingto P3, the Gomos modular homes are anticipated to start from €50,000 (about US $55,000) plus taxes for a base model. Prices will vary depending on acustomer's choice of features and bespoke specifications. Buyers willalso have the option of adding solar panels and a choice of external claddings, paints, floors, window frames and fixed furnituresuch as kitchens.

Thevideo below by Building Pictures demonstrates just how easy the homeis to install.

Sources: Building Pictures, Farcimar via Archdaily and P3

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2 comments
Douglas Bennett Rogers
Looks like it has wood floor on slab, which is redundant. Could easily be on basement, doubling space and energy efficiency.
Bushpossum
Don't look entirely wheelchair accessible to me.