MODU launches initiatives to design for better futures. We work as creative entrepreneurs, engaging with issues important to us  proactively with new ventures.

Second Life

Second Life consists of “mini-buildings”: free-standing, modular structures that adapt to different sites, whether within a building or in an open lot. These structures activate overlooked assets in neighborhoods—sites that are indoors, outdoors, or even in-between—revitalizing properties while building communities. Our cities face a persistent problem: there is an abundance of overlooked or underutilized spaces at the same time as there is an urgent need for affordable and adaptable spaces.

Each “mini-building” can be modified, creating unique visual identities for businesses and community organizations. They are rapidly assembled and can be relocated to other sites. They also utilize modular elements to optimize assembly, requiring less time and lower costs than typical construction projects. As a result, they require fewer time-consuming building permits and reduce operating costs. Every Second Life site can be passively heated or cooled “off the grid,” enabling them to adapt to changing environments.

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