prefabricated, movable dormitories


One of the most common sights sites in Shenzhen — the prefabricated, movable dormitory. Of note, although almost half of sales are domestic, nevertheless the “Chinese standard” is being profitably exported throughout South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East. It is of note du jour because I just realized that this is one of the primary housing typologies for workers. Moreover, it serves the purposes of urban rennovation without leaving housing stock for more permanent working class neighborhoods. That said, one of the other uses of prefabricated houses is building suburbanesque working class neighborhoods in the United States and Japan.

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