Archinect - News 2014-04-20T02:47:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98217703/lego-high-rise-world-s-tallest-modular-apartment-tower-getting-snapped-together-in-brooklyn Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together In Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-04-17T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-04-19T11:18:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29cbb9c726ae124b3f82a3e27db9ad4a.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard steel beams and flat metal sheeting rest atop a workbench. A diagram&ndash;which looks an awful lot like IKEA furniture assembly instructions&ndash;spells out where each beam and metal screw belongs. [...] The metal may not look like much yet, but it&rsquo;s on its way to becoming part of the world&rsquo;s tallest modular residential high-rise. [...] &ldquo;This is bringing the best of manufacturing and construction together.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62343787/atlantic-yards-will-be-getting-32-story-shop-designed-modular-tower-after-all Atlantic Yards Will Be Getting 32-Story, SHoP-designed Modular Tower After All HotSoup 2012-11-28T19:34:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:58:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/buejwwy8n6c8pbtm.jpg" width="514" height="587" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modular construction has long been a dream of architects, for its efficiency and control, and now it could be a boon for New York City developers as well, since prefab methods can save 20 to 30 percent from traditional design methods.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Thanks to a deal with construction unions, the developer of the controversial Atlantic Yards project will move ahead with a 363-unit, 32-story prefab apartment building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects, Skanska and ARUP, it is tentatively the tallest prefab tower in the world. (Until that crazy 2,000-footer in China gets built.)</p>