Contemporary Modular Design

Transforming and growing according to the needs of the user is a key characteristic of modular architecture and design. It’s almost like a collaborative process, with the designer creating a system and the consumer implementing it to suit their needs.

Similar to wooden building blocks, the individual units are simple: a square, a rectangle, a tube—a table or chair. In combination the modules become increasingly complex and customizable, changing to fit the situation.

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MIMA House by MIMA Architects

The exterior and interior walls of this prefabricated home can be easily moved, allowing a the homeowner to customize the space.

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04 Counter, Tools for Life by OMA for Knoll

Photos: Agostino Osio, courtesy of OMA and Knoll

The 04 Counter is Rem Koolhaas’ signature piece of his line of furniture for Knoll. “Beginning as a monolithic stack of three horizontal beams, the user can rotate the top two beams and transform this wall-like unit into a series of shelves and cantilevered benches—a metamorphosis from a spatial partition to a communal gathering place.”

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Axor Bouroullec by Hansgrohe

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