12 December 2011
NEAPO ~ Modular Construction Solutions @ MIT
Fantastic to have visitors from innovative Finnish company NEAPO here today at Media Lab. NEAPO's a pioneer of modular construction solutions, including the Tubetower uplifting innovation, retrofitable top-floors Penthouses, modular new apartments, and even this factory-built three storey apartment floated to its final destination! Check out their embedded build-video. One central element to their approach is lightweight steel honeycomb paneling they call FIXCEL. Perhaps the most interesting historical thing about the NEAPO story is that the company emerged from the Finnish shipbuilding supercluster as a spinout from Shippax, the interior and accommodations company.