Six days. That’s how long it took to build this level nine Earthquake-resistant, sound-proofed, thermal-insulated 15-storey hotel in Shanghai, complete with everything, from the cabling to three-pane windows. The foundations were already built, but it’s just impressive.
The wonders of prefabricated construction modules and modern construction techniques will never cease to amaze me. I just can’t understand why every single building is not pre-made in factories first, for optimal energy, material and time savings, not to talk about a more efficient and cheaper end result and, in this case, only 1 per cent construction waste. [Archdaily]