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James Law Cybertecture wants to repurpose concrete water pipes as micro housing units

James Law Cybertecture Wants to Repurpose Concrete Water Pipes as Houses

Chinese company James Law Cybertecture has come up OPod Tube housing concept that appears to be a possible solution to address the never-ending, affordable housing problems around the world.

They are planning to repurpose concrete water pipes as modular micro-housing units outfitted with things required for a comfortable lifestyle. The idea is to make low-cost, tiny homes by stacking up circular concrete water pipes in spaces between big buildings.

Each of such concrete water pipe measures 2.5m in diameter and can provide 100-square-feet living space when outfitted with a flat floor. The curved walls of the concrete pipes are utilized to house built-in furniture units such as shelves and cabinets.

Concrete pipes are strong enough to be turned into a weather-resistant accommodation for one or two people. Each OPod Tube house is equipped with space-savvy transforming furniture and smartphone locks for additional convenience.

Also Read: Studio Bark’s Indoor Modular Cabin is Affordable Housing Solution

SCMP reports that one would need about US$15,300 to buy and set up the tiny concrete water pipe house on a specific location. Apparently, this even lesser than the cost for a shipping container home or a tiny-house-on-wheels.

Image: James Law Cybertecture

Image: James Law Cybertecture

Image: James Law Cybertecture

James Law Cybertecture wants to repurpose concrete water pipes as micro housing units

Image: James Law Cybertecture

Image: James Law Cybertecture

Image: James Law Cybertecture

Image: James Law Cybertecture

Image: James Law Cybertecture

Image: James Law Cybertecture

Via: NewAtlas

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