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Future of Modular Architecture

Author/EditorWallance, David (Architect PLLC) (Author)
ISBN: 9780367467227
Pub Date08/04/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages286
Dimensions (mm)254(h) * 178(w)
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The Future of Modular Architecture presents an unprecedented proposal for mass-customized mid- and high-rise modular housing that can be manufactured and distributed on a global scale. Advocating for the adoption of open-source design based on a new modular standard, the book shows how the construction industry and architectural practice may soon be radically reshaped. By leveraging the existing intermodal freight transport system, global supply chains can be harnessed to realize the long-held promise that housing will be a well-designed and affordable industrial product. We are on the cusp of a transformative change in the way we design and build our cities.


Author David Wallance argues that modular architecture is profoundly intertwined with globalization, equitable urbanism, and sustainable development. His book addresses these timely issues through a specific approach grounded in fundamental concepts. Going beyond the individual modular building, Wallance forecasts the emergence of a new type of design, manufacturing, and construction enterprise.


Written in an approachable style with illustrated examples, the book is a must read for professionals in architecture and design, city planning, construction, real estate, as well as the general reader with an interest in these topics.

The Future of Modular Architecture presents an unprecedented proposal for mass-customized mid- and high-rise modular housing that can be manufactured and distributed on a global scale. Advocating for the adoption of open-source design based on a new modular standard, the book shows how the construction industry and architectural practice may soon be radically reshaped. By leveraging the existing intermodal freight transport system, global supply chains can be harnessed to realize the long-held promise that housing will be a well-designed and affordable industrial product. We are on the cusp of a transformative change in the way we design and build our cities.


Author David Wallance argues that modular architecture is profoundly intertwined with globalization, equitable urbanism, and sustainable development. His book addresses these timely issues through a specific approach grounded in fundamental concepts. Going beyond the individual modular building, Wallance forecasts the emergence of a new type of design, manufacturing, and construction enterprise.


Written in an approachable style with illustrated examples, the book is a must read for professionals in architecture and design, city planning, construction, real estate, as well as the general reader with an interest in these topics.

David Wallance, FAIA is an architect, educator, and author. He is the founder of DRA/W, an architectural practice based in Brooklyn, NY.

PART 1 1. Introduction 2. The Global Housing Crisis 3. The Argument for Economical Transportation 4. The Disruptive Advent of Intermodal Shipping 5. Promises of Progress: Four Case Histories PART 2 6. The Intermodal Modular System PART 3 7. Is Intermodal Modular Architecture Sustainable? 8. Innovators, Entrenched Interests, and Early Adopters 9. Toward a Global Vernacular 10. The Collaborative Open Source Project 11. The Place of Intermodal Modular Architecture

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