Modular New York

Modular New York

Let the Ratner Stackathon Begin

A rendering of the “B2″ building (Credit: Shop Architects)

Published reports indicate that next week Forest City Ratner will ship and begin stacking modular units next to the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn to create the first Atlantic Yards residential tower, a 32-story building dubbed B2.

The 363-unit tower is set to become the tallest modular building in the world when construction wraps up, estimated by Read More

Modular New York

City’s adAPT NYC Initiative Highlights Rise of Mod, Mod, Modular in New York City

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Surveys Modular Prototype (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

On the heels of a report published by The Commercial Observer highlighting the growing presence of modular design in New York City, the city announced yesterday that the winner of a competition to build an apartment tower on city-owned land will piece it together using 55 modular units.

The city hopes the announcement of the adAPT NYC competition winner will spur further growth of initiatives aimed at addressing the city’s shortage of studio and one-bedroom apartments. Read More