AddWood Modulare Microarchitecture

Anton Papenfuss

Juli / July - 2019

Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

Master of Arts


AddWood is a micro-architecture which, by combining different modules, enables flexible, adaptable floor plans to make use of areas such as roofs, brownfields and gaps between buildings. The lightweight wooden construction makes use of renewable, environmentally friendly raw materials and enables easy transport and assembly of the modules. The space can be adapted exactly to the needs of the users by freely combining different modules. In this way, no uniform cubes are created to which residents have to subordinate themselves, but rather an individual space that can be designed by the user from the floor plan onwards.

What is the Topic?

The theme is housing and living in small spaces, whether in the city and conurbations or in the countryside. AddWood is intended to enable a more effective use and design of space.

Why does it look like this?

The shape results from different parameters, on the one hand the spatial requirements for living and working, on the other hand the maximum permitted transport sizes of the StVO. In addition, snow and wind loads play a role in the shape of the building. The entire form follows a designed grid, which is taken into account in the media connection up to the combination of all modules. The chosen materials are chosen with regard to environmental friendliness, and simple and non-harmful processing.

What is special?

AddWood is a modular house that grows with you, covering a wide range of applications. For example, it can be used in the city for gap building and adding storeys - on private property as a detached house or studio or in the countryside and in the open countryside. The modules can also be installed for temporary buildings for exhibitions or emergency accommodation. Apart from its areas of application, the structure does not require any plastic material and can be erected completely prefabricated in a very short time.

What is new?

The modularity of the house offers, in addition to a wide range of applications, the advantage that the house can be adapted to the changing needs of its inhabitants.