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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

The Structural Details of Brooklyn's New Modular High Rise

Modular construction is still in its infancy, but a building set for completion later this year at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn is taking the building practice to new heights.

July 14, 2014 - Arup Connect

Prefab is Having a Moment; Can it Sustain the Momentum?

With a modular high-rise planned for Brooklyn, a modular design winning Manhattan's micro-unit apartment competition, and several other prefabricated buildings on the drawing board throughout the U.S., prefab is getting a relook.

May 26, 2013 - The New York Times

lego new york

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

The Mad (?) Genius (?) Behind China's Turbo-Prefab Revolution

Lauren Hilgers profiles Zhang Yue, founder and chairman of Broad Sustainable Building (Broad), the Chinese company behind plans to construct the world's tallest building in seven months.

September 28, 2012 - Wired

A Prefab Prototype for Kenyan Villages

A Kansas City design team hopes its model for a prefabricated village can bring "simple, high-quality vernacular architecture" to the country's rural communities.

December 21, 2010 - The Architect's Newspaper

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