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February 18, 2019

Architecture's 'Lego' trend: Build rooms halfway across the world, then snap together

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With improved technology and logistics, developers are increasingly turning to a borderless new movement in modular construction, possibly disrupting the hotel and apartment building industry. Produced by: Jason Margolis. Image credit: Steven Davy/The World.

Aired February 12, 2019

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Kevin R
2:54 PM 21 February 2019
How do they connect the rooms? Do they have to cut doorways in between the pods?
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Richard B
2:54 AM 19 February 2019
There is a condominium complex in Gulf Shores, Alabama, made up of pre-fab “apartments”, that was constructed in the 70’s or 80’s. I’m not sure where the units were built, but they were trucked in and assembled in this same manner. Gulf Shores Plantation, Phase I and Phase II.
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