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Han Lo

Tatami

http://thetatami.com

Albany, London, United Kingdom
Han Lo is an architect and real estate developer from New York. Han's international career specializes in adaptive reuse projects involving architecturally and historically significant properties. His mission is to address the international affordable housing crisis through Tatami, the world's first universal modular housing system. He studied architecture at Harvard University, real estate at New York University, and innovation and entrepreneurship at HEC Paris.

Tatami


Affordable, sustainable, adaptable, modular housing system for the world.

Tatami


Affordable, sustainable, adaptable, modular housing system for the world.
Affordable, sustainable, adaptable, modular housing system for the world.
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  • Systemic changes

The affordable housing crises we now face throughout the world require a similarly universal solution. My proposition is that the solution lies in sustainability and adaptability. With a modular system that is completely customizable, programmable and recyclable, a building can be adapted for use in various climates, cultures, lifestyles, temperatures, and its lifecycle extended indefinitely through maintenance and upgrades rather than demolition. A dynamically editable mass timber modular system, sourced from sustainable forests, can adapt to climate change through reconfigurations of the building typology and a reorganization and reuse of individual modular components while remaining carbon neutral.

Tatami takes inspiration from a combination of the gridded system of tatami mats at the heart of traditional Japanese architecture, and the utopian dreams for adaptability and multiplicity, itself inspired by organic systems, proposed by the Metabolists.



Tatami


Affordable, sustainable, adaptable, modular housing system for the world.

Tatami


Affordable, sustainable, adaptable, modular housing system for the world.
Affordable, sustainable, adaptable, modular housing system for the world.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

The affordable housing crises we now face throughout the world require a similarly universal solution. My proposition is that the solution lies in sustainability and adaptability. With a modular system that is completely customizable, programmable and recyclable, a building can be adapted for use in various climates, cultures, lifestyles, temperatures, and its lifecycle extended indefinitely through maintenance and upgrades rather than demolition. A dynamically editable mass timber modular system, sourced from sustainable forests, can adapt to climate change through reconfigurations of the building typology and a reorganization and reuse of individual modular components while remaining carbon neutral.

Tatami takes inspiration from a combination of the gridded system of tatami mats at the heart of traditional Japanese architecture, and the utopian dreams for adaptability and multiplicity, itself inspired by organic systems, proposed by the Metabolists.




Idea by

Han Lo
Tatami
Albany
London
United Kingdom
Han Lo is an architect and real estate developer from New York. Han's international career specializes in adaptive reuse projects involving architecturally and historically significant properties. His mission is to address the international affordable housing crisis through Tatami, the world's first universal modular housing system. He studied architecture at Harvard University, real estate at New York University, and innovation and entrepreneurship at HEC Paris.