Design factors for small prefabricated house in Thailand


  • Janit suphannawong Faculty of architecture, KhonKaen University
  • Nopadon Thungsakul Faculty of Architecture, KhonKaen University
  • Chumnan Boonyaputthipong Faculty of Architecture, KhonKaen University


small prefabricated house, tiny house, housing design factors


The popularity of tiny houses is increasing according to the number of family members is decreasing, however, the average area for a single-family home is redundant. According to the data, nowadays, the population is increasing while the residential construction resources are limited. The concept of tiny houses has been enormously gaining attention in Thailand since 1996 especially small prefabricated house business has grown exponentially over the past ten years. This phenomenon is similar to the concept of the tiny house, in both terms of size and consumer incentives, price, and the simplifying construction process. Thus, the purpose of this thesis was aimed to study the concept and factors that influence small prefabricated house design in Thailand. The thesis methodologies were reviewing the origins of ideas from relevant research, surveying the small prefabricated house situations, and collecting data in fieldwork from the users and manufacturer. The result of study has shown that the involved factors are price, usability, area size, architectural style, and material by focusing on the design concept that satisfies the consumer’s needs and lifestyle and conforms with Thais’ lifestyle in contemporary society.


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