Is prefabrication the future of affordable, environmentally friendly housing?

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DATE Wednesday 26 August 2020

TIME 12.30–1.30pm AEST

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Join representatives from Deakin’s School of Architecture and Built Environment, FormFlow and Samaritan House, to learn about a ground-breaking collaborative project using prefabrication technologies to create a prototype tiny home. 

The result was a comfortable, affordable, six-star energy rated dwelling, suggesting that next-generation design and manufacturing could offer a new way of thinking about 21st Century housing.

Through this project, Deakin University architecture students had the opportunity to help design this tiny house, which will be used as transitional accommodation for homeless people. It is the first of seven independent living units that will be installed by Geelong-based charity organisation Samaritan House with the help of a State Government grant.     

About the speakers

Professor James Doerfler is the Chair in Architecture in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University.

Dr Matt Dingle is Managing Director of FormFlow, a Geelong-based company specialising in building and prefabrication technology. 

Brian Sherwell is a Board Member and Building Committee Chair of Samaritan House, a charity that helps men experiencing homelessness in the greater Geelong region.

Professor Richard Tucker is a director of the HOME Research hub, an interdisciplinary group of thirty Deakin researchers that works with local communities.