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How To Boost Modular Home Construction

Modular housing can be built faster and at lower cost than traditional homes, but the industry is stymied by regulatory and other barriers.

February 7, 2024 - Center for American Progress

Moshe Safdie

All the Environmental Benefits of Modular Buildings

There is plenty of evidence for modular construction as a key component of a green economy.

March 26, 2018 - Kayla Matthews

Japan Prefab

Lessons on the Future of Prefab Housing from Japan

When it comes to prefabricated housing, Japan is far ahead of the rest of the world. Will techniques from Japan's efficient modular home manufacturers inform a growing prefab industry in the United States?

November 14, 2017 - Curbed

Shipping Container Housing

Google to Buy 300 Modular Apartments for Employees

Mountain View is an expensive place to find housing, in part because of Google itself. The tech giant plans to do something about the housing crunch, for its employees at least.

June 20, 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

Big Box Store

Ikea's Breakthrough In Modular Housing—An Affordable Housing Solution?

Has the Swedish retailer made a major breakthrough in affordable housing?

April 3, 2017 - Modern Cities

Front Porch

Vancouver May Fast-Track Modular Laneway Homes

The city of Vancouver has emerged as a leader in "laneway" housing: secondary units built onto existing lots, often facing an alleyway. To boost supply, the city may expedite permitting for modular units.

October 27, 2016 - Vancouver Sun

Modular Housing for Homeless in San Francisco Hits Roadblocks

Lego-type housing construction has attracted the attention of two separate developers as an efficient means to provide housing for the city's large homeless population but has met objections from labor unions and the Mayor's Office.

September 22, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Shipping Container Housing You Might Actually Want to Live In

For years, architects have promoted the possibilities of transforming shipping containers into housing. But design and functional challenges make that process difficult. With its shippable modular buildings, MEKA may have found a livable alternative.

January 6, 2014 - Treehugger

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World's Tallest "Lego" Tower to Rise in Brooklyn

An agreement between Forest City Ratner and NYC's labor unions has cleared the way for the construction of Atlantic Yards's next phase. The 32-story prefabricated apartment building will be the tallest of its kind in the world, reports Matt Chaban.

December 5, 2012 - The New York Observer

Are Americans Ready to Live in Smaller Homes?

As the world population reaches 7 billion some U.S. builders are working on smaller, compact homes.

November 1, 2011 - NPR Morning Edition

Urban Infill a New Target for Modular Homebuilders

Urban infill housing is becoming a major part of business for large homebuilders, even those building modular homes.

August 31, 2011 - Builder

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