And finally… Designers offer concrete pipe solution to housing crisis

Eight foot concrete tubes could be the future of housing, at least that’s the solution to the fast growing population offered by Hong-Kong architectural studio James Law Cybertecture.

OPod Tube Housing was conceived as an experimental, low cost, micro living housing unit to ease Hong Kong’s affordable housing problems. Built from low cost and readily available concrete water pipe, the design utilises a strong concrete structure to house an apartment for one/two persons with living, cooking and bathroom inside 100 sq.ft.

Each OPod Tube House is equipped with smart phone locks for online access as well as space saving micro-living furniture. OPod Tube Houses can be stacked to become a low rise building that is modular community in a very short time, and can be located and relocated in different sites of Hong Kong.