A PRODUCT-ORIENTED APPROACH

Urban housing driven by livability, design and technology

WE PROVIDE SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL URBAN HOUSING AND SUSTAINABILITY CRISIS

In the challenging context of urban densification, global warming and a profound lack of affordable housing in metropolitan areas, Intelligent City provides highly desirable living through a smart combination of high-tech design and prefabrication techniques, mass timber construction, and extremely innovative floor plans.

A FULLY INTEGRATED APPROACH

Intelligent City was founded with the mission to create highly integrated and adaptable, mixed-use housing systems. Our buildings combine high quality livability, enhanced affordability, advanced sustainability, and community engagement into one consistent and adaptable solution. While requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly increasing most developments offer little choice to meet the needs and desires of urban dwellers. Municipalities as well as private owners agree that community engagement, social interaction and connectivity is as necessary as adaptable buildings.

PREFABRICATION AND FAST DELIVERY

Intelligent City’s multi-storey mass timber housing platform is based on the fundamentals of digital design and advanced fabrication. The company’s proprietary parametric and prefabricated building system is able to adapt to a multitude of urban scenarios by altering many structural parameters and design variables, with each component being prefabricated with advanced manufacturing techniques. Platforms for Life is a highly innovative, award winning and proven building solution that combines simplicity with powerful adaptability. It offers a customizable systems logic, a clear cost structure, exceptional quality control and efficient use of resources.

SOFTWARE-DRIVEN QUALITY DESIGN

P4L homes combine the quality of a house with the connectivity of urban living. They provide outstanding livability and wide range from space-saving studios to virtually stacked urban houses for large families. With abundant daylight, natural cross ventilation and a strong indoor/outdoor relationship, these homes can be customized to everyone’s needs . Together with thoughtful design solutions P4L provides a higher sense of identification, better communities, and more comfort. Common amenities and semi-private courtyards provide safe social encounters, and promote active solutions for work and play.

CONVERGENCE

Convergence is at the heart of Intelligent City

Labour productivity in construction has not increased in 70 years. Structural barriers and risk aversion have prevented the adoption of new processes and technologies. We embrace convergence and the possibilities of digital design and integrated manufacturing in order to increase cost efficiency and quality at the same time.

Through an unparalleled convergence of technology, design and manufacturing, Intelligent City is fundamentally changing the value equation in architecture and urban living. Since its founding in 2008, Intelligent City has continuously developed their own prefabricated mass timber housing system “Platforms for Life”, which allows for small urban infill sites as well as large developments up to 16 floors.

ADAPTABILITY AND CUSTOMIZATION

Platforms for Life provides solutions from 4 to 16 storeys

PLATFORMS FOR LIFE IS INFINITELY CONFIGURABLE AND CUSTOMIZABLE

Based in Vancouver, BC, Intelligent City’s design, research and development team is driven by criteria of livability, sustainability, and affordability. Aspects previously thought impossible to combine in dense and overpriced urban centers are an inherent part of the company’s DNA. Through advanced computational design techniques and high-tech prefabrication Intelligent City is introducing a wealth of innovation in the building industry.

SUSTAINABILITY

The perfect match: Prefabricated and passive house certified mass timber construction

BENEFITS OF MASS TIMBER

Mass timber is the building material of the future: It’s a lightweight but strong, renewable and sustainable material most suitable for automated and prefabricated building systems. It has an inherent fire and seismic performance and naturally controls room climates. Mass timber is also a source for carbon sequestration and therefore provides a path to carbon neutral buildings and a high level of sustainability. More importantly, it can be sourced from local suppliers and promotes a sustainable horticulture.

BENEFITS OF PASSIVE HOUSE DESIGN

Passive House is one of the highest standards for energy efficiency in buildings, reducing the ecological footprint and necessary energy to operate. This results in extremely energy efficient buildings that require almost no energy for heating or cooling. Not only is Passive House a major sustainability criteria but it also reduces operating costs by up to 80% compared to traditional buildings.

Modular mass timber and Passive House is a perfect fit. The low energy performance standard is inherent in our building systems due to specifically designed construction details for an airtight, well insulated and properly ventilated envelope.

LET’S TALK

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have more questions about Mass Timber, Passive House, or Platforms For Life