2020 has left us with something more than a rather overwhelming uncertain future and we bid it farewell, leaving behind countless changes that still augur us a future panorama of continuous adaptation. In this new environment of resilience to the new future, one of the biggest intrigues revolves around the future of Post-Covid housing and modular homes become a great alternative to healthier homes and lifestyles.
We just have to take a look back and pay attention to the different scenarios that were experienced during confinement throughout the world. The global quarantine that forced millions of people to confine themselves almost completely inside their homes for several months, made many families question the comfort, well-being and health in their homes demanding more illuminated and ventilated houses with diaphanous areas and closer with nature.
This situation has given rise to new behaviors that determine a vision of the future of housing as an architecture of collective resilience in search of a safe place for everyone, because the Covid has shown us that this is “everyone’s business”.
What do we mean by resilience architecture?
In general, resilience is a modern psychological term that refers to the capacity that all human beings have to overcome traumatic events that, taken to our post-covid context, speaks of shared burdens, attitudes of solidarity and a collective vision. A vision of resilience in architecture refers to a sustainable vision in construction assuming that we can improve our quality of life and remain safe, healthy and comfortable under the condition of respecting the environment and its resources, understanding that our future depends on the future of our planet and here the presence of modular homes acquires its leading place.
Although, at the beginning of 2020, the main objective of the sustainability of homes had already been set according to the guidelines set by the European Union through the Directive on Energy Efficiency of Buildings during the Climate Summit in Madrid (COP25) or the objectives of the European Climate Law to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, The Post-Covid situation reinforces the promotion of efficient homes that reduce CO2 emissions during construction and maintain them throughout their use.
The use of resources, waste management or the elimination of toxic compounds such as exposure to radiation or magnetism are demands that are beginning to mark the future of post-covid housing and modular homes built under the Passivhaus certification meet these and other requirements of environmental sustainability.
What role do Modular Homes play in the future of post-covid housing?
Modular houses offer multiple advantages that respond to the most rigorous demands and new energy saving regulations with which the real estate sector is beginning to confront more strictly. A good example of this is the Energy Savings Certification, which has been mandatory since 2013. All these environmental requirements are solved by industrialized construction thanks to its production process and also imply the recovery and financial development of our society thanks to circular economies.
“The circular economy is an example of financial sustainability that leads us to a more balanced future”
Modular architecture is a great alternative to construction that meets one of the greatest challenges of circular economies, “the production of goods and services while the consumption and waste of raw materials, water and energy sources are reduced.” Modular construction not only reduces the pressure on the environment but also stimulates competitiveness, innovation, economic growth and generates employment while building and recovering the economic crisis resulting from the pandemic.
Prefabricated houses and modular houses are the result of a highly efficient design that is committed to the well-being and comfort of its occupants, optimizing resources, consumption, waste and energy from their manufacture, installation and during their use that intrinsically entails the savings and sustainability.
It should be remembered that adversity situations are great opportunities to improve and reestablish new habits that will make us improve as individuals, as families, as communities and finally as societies where our choices will create the quality of our future. And Cortabitarte offers you, without a doubt, the possibility of making all this a true reality. Here you can continue reading about how modular houses and industrialized architecture in general solve the problems of Sustainability and Health.