An architect explains why we should rethink how we build homes

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As a result, the market is flooded with all of these other materials, meaning there is less need for raw new materials and prices can fall because they are not subject to the same constraints or demand. This way we don’t have to seek for difficult-to-get items or go to great distances to obtain them.

It’s true that there are upfront costs today; however, in the next five years, we may witness rising disposal costs, which will encourage the use of recyclable and reusable technologies, and then begin to reduce the cost of the raw product itself.

Tell me about your perfect 2027. How would you like to envision the construction industry in 2027? 

I’d like to see an industry-wide effort to standardize some fundamental parts of what we do. I don’t think this would be too ambitious. We could make collective decisions about the materials we use, as well as their sizes and dimensions, heights, and links, that would allow us to transition to a circular economy much more quickly.

What’s your next big idea?

There are numerous other reusable technologies that can be wrapped around X-Frame. For example, we are looking at reusable modular cladding systems and internal lighting systems, as well as the utilization of waste in products and a slew of other materials to help fuel a circular economy.