Houses made of concrete pipes in the future may well solve the problem of overpopulation in large cities (9 photos + 1 video)

12 January 2018
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Over the past decade, interest in micro-living has really increased, and now a new era of tiny urban homes is dawning.

One such home is the Opod Tube House, a compact concrete tube house from architect James Lowe, which is well suited for young people who want to minimize utility costs for housing in the world's largest cities.

Newly introduced in Hong Kong, tiny tube houses are made from converted concrete water pipes with a diameter of less than 2.5 meters. The houses are designed to accommodate one or two people and measure approximately 92 square meters. Inside, these homes have standard amenities, including a living room with a bench that turns into a bed, a mini-fridge, a bathroom, a shower, and plenty of storage space for clothing and personal items.

According to the architect behind the design of these compact housing, James Lowe, these houses are a practical solution not only for young people looking for an apartment, but also for city authorities, who can offer their citizens affordable options.

Despite the fact that the structures weigh about 22 tons each, they are easily installed in any accessible places and are sufficiently isolated from each other.

In an interview, Lowe explained that the concept would be perfect for almost any urban environment: “Sometimes there is very little land between the buildings, which are quite narrow, so it is not so easy to build a new building. But we can put OPod there to utilize that land.”

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Валерий
Валерий
13 January 2018
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Я очень хотел бы иметь такой дом в деревне
Beltrop
Beltrop
15 January 2018
10 977 comments
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кроме того, что стенки такого "дома" очень тонкие и не подходят для жилья в регионах с холодным климатом, довольно глупо делать жилища такой формы, которая неэффективно использует пространство
Дрон Г.
Дрон Г.
15 January 2018
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Европа, как всегда, отстла. Россияне уже давно живут в помойных ящиках, так что трубы, это так, фигня.
игорь
игорь
15 January 2018
0
И желательно вертикально в землю метров на 30 !
Сергей С
Сергей С
15 January 2018
0
а туалет на улице? кондей на юге это далеко не эконом вариант :) гуглите "модульные здания" (из вагончиков). скоро нас всех по капсулам рассуют и еду будут через трубочку вливать. работать будите круглосуточно и за еду.. заменитель еды
majestic
15 January 2018
6 289 comments
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а срать куда ходить?
Филимон
Филимон
15 January 2018
0
Валерий,
majestic,
В сральню! big_smile1
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