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Video Interlude: Watch a 3-Story House by Richard Rogers Be Built in a Day

Friday, August 23, 2013, by Amy Schellenbaum

As part of the Royal Academy in London’;s exhibition on octogenarian architect Richard Rogers—the guy credited with the London Shard, the Pompidou Center, and many a fabulous modernist residence—his firm erected a flatpack house to celebrate the work Rogers did for the prefab movement. The 3-story unit, made from lightweight panels and a “patented jointing system [that] ensures high levels of both acoustic and thermal insulation,” took less than a day to build, and came to the lot in a flatbed of a truck. What’;s more, Homeshell was used in Rogers’; own 2007 housing development, Oxley Woods, and the firm brags that the home can “reduce energy bills by up to 90 percent, thereby helping alleviate poverty.”

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