The Skarne System expedites
the building process and facilitates decision-making by maintaining
flexibility for the future. With the building system it is possible
to change earlier decisions in three phases:
2. In the short term one can adapt the flats to the individual tenants needs, and as needs change layout plans can easily be changed accordingly.
3. In the longer term one can
adjust the entire building to future changes in the interior
plan. The structure is kept untouched as the interior is completely
renovated. The Skarne System has overcome a previous limitation
to flexibility and convertibility; bathrooms and kitchens may
be moved and placed at will without consideration to the vertical
layout of the building. This is considerably less expensive than
demolishing and building new.
The open space of the concrete structure makes the building totally flexible inside and out. The roof and light façades can be rebuilt on demand. The room division of the flat can be changed. Sanitary rooms and kitchens can be relocated and applicances can be easily upgraded. The entire floor of any building can be adapted to the demands of housing or official buildings such as hospitals, schools, laboratories, factories, offices, etc..
It took 2 weeks to assemble the bearing structure of 4 houses (for 36 apartments in Tremblay-en-France)
The Skarne System takes into consideration the whole development process, from raw land to the management phase of a completed building. From the outset the objective is to deliver a finished product that will maintain a low as possible annual cost.
The main objective of the Skarne System, with more than six decades of development and accumulated know-how, has always been to focus on a high as possible level of rationalization in the production of the basic building elements (structure and roof). The completely flexible system gives architects the possibility to create friendly, stimulating and lively environments as well as giving each individual family the freedom to independently shape their daily environment.
The Skarne System allows the experience of community, being together and variability. In addition, the system is adaptable for disabled peoples needs.
We solve the problem:
Who is able to make detailed plans for buildings and homes 50 years in advance?
Traditionally the layout of a multi-family building is anticipated to have a life-expectancy of 50 to 60 years, even though it will remain in use far longer than that. Typically household plans are determined by current market needs, such as a certain percentage going to traditional two-children households and a certain percentage going to single-occupancy dwellings, etc. In addition, since conventional planning is determined out of economic gain, it consequently results in fewer apartment varieties.
Production costs : < 960 / sqm (VAT not includ.)
Heating consumption : < 2,50 / sqm / year
Nearly limitless possibilities for architects to design and adapt our simple concrete structures
Rosersberg, Sigtuna, Sweden
On the concrete structure a lot of variations are possible for the roof, stairways, façades, rampe for handicapped, baywindows, etc..
Tremblay-en-France, architect: Paul Guibert & Rosine
Bellugue ; engineering
The channels in the hollow
core slabs are used for water, waste water and similar. Onto
the structures light façade elements of wooden panel or
other material (plaster, bricks, etc.) are mounted. Three-glass
windows and doors are installed on demand. System Patent S85.
Valdoie, Territoire de Belfort,
6 floors appartement building