Spring of 2004 marked a turning point in Studio 804’s history. The infill lots in the city of Lawrence had been converted effectively by past projects, and the time had come to begin considering the urban residential crisis in a different city: Kansas City, Kansas. Suddenly, with students living and working in Lawrence, the idea of a stick-built house became out of the question. Prefabrication became the solution.
Beginning with Modular 1, Studio 804 designed and constructed a single family house consisting of prefabricated, modular units that are both flexible in floor plan and adaptable in configuration to suit personal preferences and a variety of site locations. The end result is a house that is composed of five modular units of equal size, yet different programmatic use. It's simplicity in form and warehouse prefabrication makes for an economically efficient building process which reduces construction waste and ensures a seamless construction process without weather delays.