Roger-Bruno Richard

Roger-Bruno Richard
Université de Montréal | UdeM · School of Architecture

M.Arch. (U.C. Berkeley)

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Introduction
Roger-Bruno RICHARD is a graduate of UC Berkeley and a registered Architect in Québec, Canada. He is Professor at the School of Architecture of the Université de Montréal and was Director of that School for a period of ten years. Specialized in Industrialised Building Systems, Roger is the author of several technological and functional innovations, including three “Load-Bearing Service Core” systems, solar and manufactured housing prototypes as well as large scale projects in North America, Africa and Asia. His Generic Classification of Industrialised Building Systems is published internationally and he was Visiting Researcher at the University of Hong Kong in 2015-2016 and at the University of Tokyo on a Research Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2007.

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To deliver quality architecture to the vast majority of people, the building industry should move to full industrialization. Industrialization is basically the aggregation of a large market to divide into fractions the investment in strategies and technologies capable, in return, of simplifying the production and therefore reducing the costs. Simpl...
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To face the dilemma of buildings being site-related and technology factory-related, three building systems strategies are available, each one generating a family of Building Systems: the site intensive Kit-of- Parts; the Factory-Made 3D Module and the Hybrid. Whereas the first involves elaborate site operations and the second pays to transport "air...
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Properly applied, industrialisation can deliver affordable, high quality housing to the vast majority of people all around the world, as well as solve the ever widening gap between the formation of slums and the capacity to replace them. The ultimate goal is to bring to the site 3D modules, completely finished at the factory, but these are usually...
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The purpose of an Industrialized Building System is to aggregate a large market in order to fractionise the investment in a strategy & technology capable of simplifying the production of quality buildings. The systems are either site or factory intensive, whereas an hybrid approach can optimize these two extremes. Four strategies can be applied to...