- Asia / Pacific
- Middle East
- Mohammed Saquib
- Nabeel Sidddiqui
- Yaseen Khalid
Sectors of activity
Buildings and construction, Energy, Industrial Sector
Type of initiative
Type of lead actor
Whenever there is a large influx of people in short span of time, housing shortages are faced. The existing solutions are either too expensive or take too long to implement.
ModulusTech aims on revolutionizing the affordable housing sector through its innovative flat-packed housing design. Making it possible to set up houses in as little as 3 hours, these houses provide proper living conditions and come with integrated utilities and cost as low as $3000.
This is a game changer for the millions of displaced people around the world as well as in Pakistan, with over 20 million homeless people. Providing a basic necessity such as housing can have a huge impact on their mental and physical health - and result in an economic uplift for future generations to come.
The invention increases efficiency of all flat-packed housing available globally, making it possible to assemble a house in 3 hours using simple hand tools by 3 workers. While having the characteristics of a traditional house and providing the same levels of comfort.
To make the structure energy efficient and sustainable, various passive strategies were employed in the design and construction phases. Some of which are:
• a white exterior that reflects the most heat coming from the sun
• use of insulating building materials and air spaces in walls
• window sizing for ventilation, and ample natural light during daytime
• heat resistant doors and windows
• air tight design, helps maintain indoor temperature
• Solar geometry tests, to ensure more sunlight in winters and less in summers, to achieve moderate indoor temperatures.
These houses save around 45 tons of CO2 emission as compared with a traditional concrete houses. Moreover, these houses save around 6 times more power consumption yearly as compared it with a 40 feet container.
Innovations in flat packed design were also achieved, making it possible to fit an entire flat-packed house in a small box. Hence, 11 houses can be fit for the same space as a 40 foot container. Such specifications are superior than globally available products that do not offer the same standards and protection. Our design is resistant to earthquakes and cyclones.
The design is also customizable, making it possible to form large halls and spaces using the same components, something that is not available in globally available products.
We are done with the prototype and pilot testing project in Thar Desert.Next, we will be doing projects for United Nation Environment Programme and United Nation Industrial Development Organization. Once they are done we will be doing CSR campaigns from these projects which will be added in our portfolio.
Impact and Results
We save around 45 tons of CO2 emissions as compared with a simple concrete house of same volume and we save 4.5 times more power consumption yearly as compared with a 40 feet container.