The 'Lego' trend in architecture [RP: What if your house was built in another country?]


Jason Margolis / March 10, 2019 / PRI’s The World


Robson points to a hip, Dutch boutique hotel brand, citizenM, which recently opened a property in New York. The rooms were constructed in Poland.

"We know there's no stopping progress," said Justin Weidner, chief of staff at the Carpenters Union, which has 500,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. "[But] traditionally this has been a trade and a career where you didn't have to worry about offshoring. But with modular construction, that's definitely a concern. However, it's coming. People are always looking for ways to be more efficient and productive, and this is one of the ways they're using."



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