It may sound like science fiction, but building houses, to say nothing of 32-story apartment buildings, inside a factory has been the dream of architects and developers for nearly a century. When Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing with his assembly lines, designers started asking why they couldn’t do the same with homes.
After decades of trying, they’ve finally figured it out in Brooklyn.
The advantages are numerous. Modular construction cuts down on time and cost by reducing waste, protecting projects from the elements, and ensuring better quality control.
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