Building with ease: Building an ADPT-house is easier than any conventional form of building. No need for long time periods with noise, dirt, weather dependent risks and other unpleasant aspects associated with conventional building processes on site. Thanks to their prefab and modular nature ADPT-buildings can arrive on site ready to be used and are set up in a short time. Full transparency regarding costs, construction time and lifecycle assessment up front enable informed decision making without surprises.


Adaptive & Scalable: Thanks to their flexibility regarding building size, materials, features and floorplans, ADPT-buildings can adapt to specific sites and individual needs, offering a high degree of customization. The innovative ADPT-connect-system allows you to connect and disconnect modules as needed (think Lego). A single module can be used as a space efficient micro house. Modules can be stacked up to the dimension of family-houses, entire residential-, office- or campus-buildings. Due to their flexibility ADPT-buildings can merge into existing urban structures or top up existing buildings in line with current redensification demands, unlocking new economic opportunities and additional living and workspace. If you look for office-space in your backyard or a hideaway in a scenic environment, a single building block can serve this purpose.


In a world that is in constant fluctuation, contexts and needs may change over time. This is why ADPT-buildings have a built-in capacity to evolve with you. Their scalability and reversibility allow you to change, add or sell modules as required if your site and local building regulations fulfill the prerequisites to do so. The same is true for elements (roof terrace, exteriors, windows, floorplans, technology etc.). If necessary and economically feasible, modules can even move with you, an aspect which becomes increasingly relevant for people and organizations who plan to build in close proximity to rising sealevels or in otherwise dynamic environments. When additional space is needed on a temporarily basis, i.e. to unlock the economic potential of unused land or to take care of a family member, adding a module for a certain time-period is feasable as well. The flexible, reversible and agile nature of ADPT buildings changes what a house is and can be.


Circular solutions are the core of the ADPT-building-kit and the underlying factor empowering its ability to adapt and evolve. F2K and ARUP developed a radical framework to implement circularity on the following dimensions: context, social, module (material, elements & entire modules) business model, (digital) processes. Biobased and upcycled materials form the basis of the building and promote health, climate positive solutions and waste reduction. Due to the innovative ADPT-connection system, modules and elements (i.e. façade) are separable from each other according to their individual lifespans, allowing them to enter a circular stream of re-use, up-cycling and resource mining. Thus ADPT-buildings represent material banks, breaking the traditional pattern of building, using and demolishing. Instead of becoming waste, ADPT-buildings can “regenerate” over time. Even the ultimate “end product” is a set of valuable resources which can be reused and monetized. This is one of multiple examples how the ADPT-building-kit is complemented by a circular business model, which is currently being tested to add value for customers, businesses and the common good.