• Jonathan Kong, a designer director at James Law Cybertecture, stretches his arms to showcase the width of the Opod Tube House at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/IC]
  • Visitors look at the inside of the OPod Tube House at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/IC]
  • A visitor looks at the inside of the OPod Tube House on display at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/IC]
  • Visitors sit inside the OPod Tube House on display at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/IC]
  • Jonathan Kong, a designer director at James Law Cybertecture, sits on a sofa bed inside the OPod Tube House at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/IC]
  • Visitors take photos of the interior of the OPod Tube House at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/IC]
  • Visitors look at the inside of the OPod Tube House on display at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/IC]
  • Jonathan Kong, a designer director at James Law Cybertecture, sits on a sofa bed inside the OPod Tube House at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/IC]
  • The OPod Tube House on display at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/IC]
  • Jonathan Kong, a designer director at James Law Cybertecture, arranges a sofa bed inside the OPod Tube House at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017. [Photo/IC]

Micro-living housing unit unveiled in HK

Breaking News December 12, 2017 07:21

By China Daily
Asia News Network

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An OPod Tube House, which aims to ease Hong Kong's affordable housing problem, attracted attention at the Design Inspire exhibition in Hong Kong, China, Dec 8, 2017



The OPod Tube House, conceived by James Law Cybertecture, is an experimental low cost, micro-living housing unit constructed out of a 2.5 meters diameter concrete water pipe

The design ultilizes a strong concrete structure to house an apartment for one or two persons with living, cooking and bathroom inside 100 square feet (9.29 square meters)

Each tube house is equipped with smartphone locks for online access and space saving micro-living furniture They can be stacked to become a low-rise building as a modular community in a very short time, and can be located and relocated in different sites conveniently


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