Modular Construction

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The next logical step up from a replaceable-parts construction philosophy of objects, such as cars, computers, and guns, is a modularization of buildings themselves. This would make the repair of a facet of a building simply the replacement of its module with a temporary while the module is repaired, or, if the cost of repair is prohibitive, simply replacing the module with a new one. Obviously if such an architectural philosophy like this was so simple with such immediate benefits it would already be implemented. Thus, anyone who wishes to design such a system must meet certain specifications:

  1. Modules must be able to be constructed out of existing building materials, or materials that are cheaply and easily obtainable in large quantities most anywhere.
  2. Replacement of modules needs to be cheap in both cost and energy requirements.
  3. Module interconnection must be future-proof on the scale of at least 200 years.
  4. Module dimensions must be standardized and generalized to a degree such that one module can be replaced with a completely unrelated module and maintain structural integrity, and such replacements must not affect the functioning of other modules.
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