The genesis of TIMTO was born in London UK from the collaboration between British design practice 3s Architects, the development company Toberg AG and Swiss timber prefabrication specialists Neue Holzbau.
In 2012 3s participated in an international competition to design temporary accommodation for families who had lost their homes to civil war and conflict. Our designs included prefabricated modules which could be delivered to site complete and connected together to create a range of house types and sizes, and easily dismantled and relocated once permanent homes had been rebuilt.
This experience sparked ideas to develop high quality and flexible timber prefabrication projects in the UK and Europe. Our designs started small focussing on perfecting an individual module but we had big ambitions. Looking for the best partners we have collaborated with the Swiss development company Toberg AG to form TIMTO in cooperation with timber prefabrication specialists Neue Holzbau and develop an ecologically sustainable high-quality precision engineered modular framed system which can be delivered complete with internal fixtures and fittings. Our ambition has always been to create a modular system which feels personable, and which is truly flexible. Thinking outside the box to create each module with the ability to connect and grow to create larger and more complex forms.
We have successfully built a number of projects in Switzerland and are bringing this refined technology to the UK.