Our building systems simplify long-term management, minimize future renovation costs and provide the building with the best overall economy for a long life.
Who is able to make detailed plans for buildings and homes 50 years in advance?
The original recyclable, reusable, repurpose-able building.
Skarne System is known for several of it’s prefabricated building systems including: Skarne Heavy, Skarne Light, Skarne 66, and the latest the Skarne Dynamic House (also known as S-85).
A picture says a thousand words
As a result of the technology used in our system, all internal walls and service installations can be moved without involving any major work on the rest of the building. Thus, what is an apartment building today, can easily be converted into a school next year, an office building the year after that, without having to change the water and plumbing installations and with complete ease of moving walls. Fully flexible and dynamic, adaptable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
The main objective of the Skarne System Dynamic House, 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.
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.
The Solution is the Skarne System Dynamic House which allows for maximum flexibility, and is easily adjusted as demands change over time. The architecture of the building is designed to fit every living environment. This structural frame system allows for total internal planning flexibility and convertibility in a building, together with total freedom of choice with regard to external design and choice of cladding materials. The more or less limitless number of different internal planning solutions are possible within one and the same basic structural frame. A building built using our system is easy to alter or convert to another use, and furthermore it can be done inexpensively. As a result of our technology, all internal walls and service installations can be moved without involving any major work on the rest of the building. The system has since been used in projects located in Sweden, France, and Norway.
Complete freedom inside and outside the load-bearing frame. Maximum flexibility. Det Dynamisk Huset uses a patented binding system for the highly standardized frame that enables a frame completely without load-bearing interior walls.
SYSTEM BENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES
“Flexibility without limits, everything can change, shift, within the dynamic framework”
Kitchen and bathrooms are placed freely and completely independent from the floor above or below.
Simplifies generational housing
Durable over time
Plumbing/re-plumbing changes are quick and easy to carry out and can be done one apartment at a time
Prepared to be able to change apartment sizes to the current rental market or change area of use in the future
Free choice of facade cladding
Few and standardized building components
Well-insulated using a combination of concrete frame with exterior insulated cladding walls
limits the use of concrete with no interior load bearing walls
A long-proven system