Welcome to the Modulus website!

After several months of hard work we're here to present ourselves to the online community.

We hope you enjoy your stay and find all the information you are looking for.
Any comments are welcome at info@modulus.be

Our mission is as simple as ambitious. Some even say it sounds unrealistic, almost pretentious because our mission is : "Sheltering the world!"

However. All over the world, millions of human beings still need to live in unhuman conditions. Because a place to live - not even a house, but a decent shelter - is a human right, Modulus wants to be a solution for a worldwide housing problem.

Modulus is an innovative housing concept which was rooted in the need for emergency housing in the aftermath of natural disaster and armed conflicts.

A Belgian designer by the name of Rudi de Cramer, created a series of different housing modules, all based on the same curved steel profile. Ranging from a smaller model with just one groundfloor level to a duplex model offering living quarters over two fully-fledged floors.

The possibilities are manifold : generally used for emergency housing, structural urbanisation and rehabilitation of slums or shanty towns, the housing modules are perfectly suited to be used as school-buildings, small hospitals, office-buildings and workshops.
They even serve as a second home, holiday-residency, poolhouse or garden storage space.

Modulus houses are low-cost and earth-quake resistant. They are made of a light but steel structure which can be erected on any number of different soil conditions without deep foundations. All Modulus modules come with the basic steel structure, floors and sidewall/roof materials. Owners can furbisch their module according to their own needs and requirements, preferably using local materials.


Here are some of Modulus' key benefits, just to name but a few :

* general

- very strong, though light structure mainly out of galvanized steel

- the shape is entirely determined by the structure
- the architecture developed from the structure
- a timeless and inspiring design
- a minimum of materials, providing the utmost in terms of efficiency
- 2 fully-fledged floors of living
- 32 up to 135 m² of living space

* construction

- no special tools required
- 'meccano set' system
- no large lifting-forks needed
- very speedy construction = 1 day for base, roof and walls
- extremely stable in cold, hot, humid or dry climates (- 40°C tot + 80°C)
- thermal and acoustic insulated
- constructed 30-40 cm above ground, thereby avoiding humidity, vermin and providing insulation

* transport

- up to 8 housing modulus can be moved per truckload !
- each model can be disassembled and swiftly set up elsewhere