The city of Hong Kong is currently experiencing a housing crisis unprecedented. On average, an apartment with a single room costs $ 2100 per month and inevitably, all the inhabitants can not afford such goods. At the same time, a black market is developing and it is therefore important to find solutions to help the most modest households to find housing.
The architectural firm James Law Cybertecture has devised a surprising concept to solve the problem of this crisis of housing baptized "OPod Tube House". The architect had the idea of transforming concrete pipes in mini-apartments that he could pile on each other. These new atypical dwellings would then slip between existing buildings to offer an economical and innovative alternative.
Each circular apartment built on this model would have a surface of just under 10 square meters and would be designed to accommodate one to two people. Inside, the accommodation will be fully equipped (living room, sofa, bed, bathroom, kitchen ...) and will of course have a water supply and a lighting system. And to enter his home, nothing more simple: it will be sufficient to use his smartphone to unlock access.
A surprising idea (which does not necessarily give you envy) but which responds in a concrete way to the problem of the housing crisis in Hong Kong. Each apartment on this model will cost $ 15,000 to build and will be offered for rent for 400 dollars a month. Its construction in concrete tubes facilitates its transport and the movement of these apartments from one area to another, which would then make mobile homes.
For the moment, this is only abouta concept of which only a few prototypes have been created. The idea remains relevant for students or "Tight budgets" à Hong Kong, although of course the purpose of these dwellings is not the long term but the extra housing over a maximum period of 2 years. For more information, visit the firm's website James Law Cybertecture, click here.
Imagined by:James Law Cybertecture