New Models for Modular Housing


New Models for Modular Housing
Thomas Gluck, Mimi Hoang, Nicole Robertson, Alex Terzich
Moderated by Rosalie Genevro
Recorded: May 9, 2013
Running time: 20:24

On May 9, 2013, the League, with Architectural Record, presented a panel of architects to discuss the latest innovations in the design of modular multi-unit housing. The method of construction allows components of a building to be prefabricated off site, in a controlled environment, before being assembled and finished on site. While it is a technique that has been used in the production of detached single-family homes across America for more than 40 years, modular construction is now increasingly applied to multi-family and multi-story architecture. As Rosalie Genevro, the executive director of the League, stated in her introduction to the program, it seems like this is currently the “moment of modular” in New York City. The video above presents excerpts from that panel discussion, in which Thomas Gluck (GLUCK+), Mimi Hoang (nARCHITECTS), Nicole Robertson (GRO Architects), and Alex Terzich (SHoP) discuss their experiences working on some of the many high-profile modular projects recently completed or currently underway in New York and New Jersey.