Chapter 9

PLUG AND PLAY DESIGNS

Plug and play homes are prefabricated, modular units that can be installed rapidly and ready for immediate use. In principle, with modern shipping techniques, plug and play dwellings can be transported to, or relocated, anywhere worldwide. Unlike prefabricated houses, which require some on-site assembly and are typically permanent, plug and play houses require no assembly and can be moved. The two main aspects affecting their conception are therefore transportation and interior design, which will be discussed below.

The design of plug and play units is determined by their need to be easily transported without causing external or internal damage. During transit, weight becomes a crucial factor, which permeates ...

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