- The Regrowth Pod is poured in MPS’s plant in Albury
- The roof of the module is screed off
- The completed module in the mould
- The next morning, the Regrowth Pod is born!
- Internal power points, plumbing recesses and electrical conduits are cast in to the walls.
- The Regrowth Pod is on it’s way to get fitted out before before being delivered to site.
- A 50T crane is used to join the precast components together.
- The module is joined to a 5m MPS precast floor
- The jointed elements are grouted together to structurally seal the joint.
- Internal and external fittings are installed.
- The kitchen being fitted out.
- The module includes a retractable awning of translucent plastic
- A kitchen shelving unit installed.
- The completed module is delivered and installed at Kinglake.
The “Regrowth Pod” Prototype
In March, 2009 MPS produced a prototype module for use as temporary accommodation by a family in Kinglake. The module was donated to the project with the help of a number of other suppliers and builders.
1:1 Architects designed the pod using a standard MPS 5m module. The full-scale prototype of the “Regrowth Pod” is a prefabricated concrete module intended as a cost-effective housing unit for those affected by February’s Victorian bushfires. “As architects 1:1 wanted to help out in some real way with the rebuilding process of fire-destroyed homes in Victoria.www.regrowthpod.com by 1:1 Architects