04 Sep Why choose a modular design?
Why choose the modular design for your home interiors?
Definition of modular design
Modular design is the concept of creating functionally partitioned spaces that are easy to redesign and reuse. Standard or universal interfaces are to be used in modular designs as this increases the possibility of redesigning the interiors as well as the variability in functionality that can be obtained. Most of the modern designs are inspired by modular designing concepts. Modular interior designs are never out of trend due to the constant innovation happening in the field and also owing to the innumerable possibilities that are still untapped. The modules are the fractioned dwelling spaces within a modular structure. Each module will be an enclosed living space that has a preconceived functionality. Modular designs are still gaining momentum over the prefabricated interior products. Prefabricated goods are those products that are fabricated at a factory outlet before it is transported to the site and assembled. Modular designs are more preferred by our customers as it is a more viable option and it supports future modification opportunities.
A brief history of modular design
The first traces of modular design can be traced back to Buckminster Fuller in his endeavors to upgrade the existing housing systems around the World. He focused on building houses efficiently by simplifying the shipment and assembly processes cost-effectively. He coined the term Dymaxion which is composed of the words dynamic, maximum and tension, that is used to address his latest modular designs. Though, most of his designs were not fully comprehended as the projects had some forthcomings due to financial crises faced by Buckminster Fuller in the 1920s and ’30s. A fully completed and inhabitable house that was entirely based on modular design concept was the Winslow Ames House constructed by Robert W. McLaughlin and his firm American House Inc. Later in the 1950s the modular design concept was being widely accepted and popularized through the addition of small modular sections to already existing homes. George Nelson, an architect, and designer sought after the modular design concept and pioneered the construction of space-age, futuristic modular living spaces by using affordable plastic compositions. With the advent of the space race and the nuclear era, individual modular house installation was on the rise and gained popularity quickly.
The modular design concept reached its zenith when the practically attainable level of complexity was reached in 1964 with the genesis of the mega-scale modular design project, Plug-in city, proposed by the British experimental architecture collective, Archigram. This project remained in the sheets and was never executed. Then, Moshe Safdie in 1967, built a prefabricated modular mega-structure presenting a 12 storeyed masterpiece for an Expo held in Montreal. This paragon is called Habitat 67 and is one of the longest standing entirely modular structures ever built. During the 1990s and 2000s, the technological advancements led the notion of modular design back into the popular housing culture. Through computer applications, we could design complex structures with less hassle. The contemporary modular designs have arisen owing to the problems with urban housing affordability. Container housing, that reinstated unusable shipping containers into compact living spaces gained traction in the last two decades. With the technological evolution still booming and the ever-increasing concern of space and overgrowing populations has highlighted the significance of the reintroduction of modular design concepts.
Current state of modular interior designs
The functionalities of the utility spaces, cabinets, rafters, and ledges have multi-folded with the improved application of modular concepts in interior designing. Nowadays, almost every aspect of interior design can be modularized and efficiently utilized. Some of the trending modular concepts are listed below.
- Tandem boxes used in the kitchen, instead of normal drawers is a popular notion of the modular concept.
- Magic corners that are highly sophisticated with more modular options are taking the market by a storm. Making the most efficient use of storage spaces, that otherwise might lay idle are smartly fitted with magic corner units. There are variations to the magic corner, that comes in different shapes and sizes. The leman’s corner, the fly-moon unit, and the half-moon corner units are all modifications of the classic magic corner unit.
- The interiors of the tall units, cutlery units, spice racks, and almost any other utility container can be fitted with modular trays and baskets that can be easily reconfigured based on your use.
- Cabinets also can be fitted with pull-out trays that come in several different varieties.
Modular interior solutions that Veterans Interiors offer
Veterans Interiors offers end-to-end modular interior solutions that will create a sense of yearning in your mind for the exquisite quality of services and products rendered by us. We offer all modular fittings possible for your kitchen interiors that are available in the market. For further details regarding the modular concepts and design, kindly schedule a meeting with one of our executives or simply step into one of the showrooms.