Manufactured Housing Prototype

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

This manufactured housing prototype, designed for a typical Chicago lot measuring 25' x 125', is comprised of three pre-fabricated elements—living unit, bedroom unit, and garage—which are fabricated in a factory and transported to the site by truck and set into place by crane on a site-cast concrete slab with in-floor heating.

The "living" unit component provides for a large, open and flexible loft-like living space with views to the street and backyard terrace and garden, while the bedroom unit provides large bedrooms and consolidates the home's plumbing in one location. The garage unit provides protection and storage for the owner's vehicles and equipment; a fence element provides privacy and security, integrating the house with the garage and enclosing a terrace and garden.

On the exterior, fiber cement shingled cladding, chosen for its durability and cost, provides shape, pattern and color options. A variety of front porch options allow the owner to customize the street-facing façade.



Architect of record

John Ronan
John Ronan Architects
420 West Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Phone: 312-951-6600
Fax: 312-951-6544
ronan@jrarch.com