Architecture Engineering & ConstructionApril 29, 2022

How one UK architecture firm is solving the housing crisis

KREOD is using the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud platform to create bespoke self-build housing, social housing and housing crisis across the UK.
Avatar Rebecca Lambert

Globally, there is a massive shortage of homes. The United Nations estimates that at least 100 million people are homeless worldwide and as many as 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing.

Traditional construction methods have failed to solve the global housing crisis so far. In the UK alone, the government must build at least 345,000 new homes per year to keep up with demand, but has yet to meet this target. The result: more people than ever cannot afford their rent, many are forced to live in overcrowded or unsuitable conditions, and, for most, home ownership is a distant dream.

Leading industry professionals, like award-winning London-based architect Chun Qing Li, believe the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry is ripe for radical change.

“We’ll need to build the equivalent of one new city every five days between now and 2050,” said Li, founder of the KREOD group of companies in the UK covering architectural design, innovation, technology and construction. “The way we design and build houses needs to be completely reimagined.”

Li founded KREOD to be part of the solution. His firm is on a mission to take architectural design and development to the next level with advanced technology and automation, helping the industry make the switch from craftsmanship to personalized production.

Today, KREOD is harnessing the latest digital capabilities on the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud platform to create bespoke self-build housing, social housing and housing developments across the UK – homes that have a truly meaningful impact on society, both in terms of bringing down cost barriers and using sustainable building methods and materials. Li is also supporting others across the industry to digitalize and simplify workflows by creating digital architecture solutions on top of the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud platform. In just a few clicks, users can finalize all the building information, fabrication modeling, manufacturing code and bill of materials.

Read the full story to discover more about KREOD’s latest work and how it’s taking advantage of the 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud platform to inject productivity, creativity and innovation into the AEC industry.

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