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tcrohn

03:27PM | 05/02/04
Member Since: 05/01/04
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Years ago I saw a show where approx. 12' x 12' cubes were assembled to make modular structures. The cubes had holes for plumbing and electrical and they were easily assembled by amateurs and then finished off inside with drywall, etc. The advantage was that the homebuilder knew where everything went and all the lines were easily accessible. I am looking at putting a cottage in to a very shallow bay on one of the islands in Georgian Bay. I don't know what kind of a barge could make it in there. Thus, I'm interested in modular to see if pieces could be brought in. Any idea what this type of modular construction was and where to find out more about it?

Tad Crohn

homedoc

06:23AM | 06/01/04
Member Since: 05/21/01
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That was the Arch House built at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute under the direction of Prof. Walter Kroner, director of RPI's Center for Architectural Research. Here is a link: Arch House He can be reached at 518-276-6463. That show was made a few years ago. At the time the homes were not yet available for sale to the general public. Please give Prof. Kroner a call. He would be happy to tell you more.

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homedoc

06:24AM | 06/01/04
Member Since: 05/21/01
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copy and paste this in your browser.

http://www.rpi.edu/web/Campus.News/sept_02/sept_03/arch.html

tcrohn

06:04PM | 06/04/04
Member Since: 05/01/04
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Thanks for the link and this may very well be suitable for me but it's not what I remember seeing on the show. The modules I saw were made of some kind of black plastic I think and formed cells that I think were bolted together. It may not have been on Bob Vila but I thought it was. Thanks again for the link.

Tad Crohn
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