Due to serious land crunch issue in Hong Kong, architecture James Law has found as innovative escape for a better living – OPod which are tiny apartments built inside a concrete water pipe. Their idea was simple – to utilise available limited space in the city where there is constant shortage of housing. This set was built to ease housing problems which half of the population faces.
Constructed out of low cost and readily available 2.5m diameter concrete water pipe, the design utilizes the strong concrete structure to house a mirco-living apartment for one/two persons with fully kitted out living. Furniture was designed to maximize the useable space of the tubular volume. All fittings and furniture are low cost, and are made from recycled and readily available construction components such as scaffolding pipes, wooden platforms and steel sections.
Each OPod Tube Houses are equipped with smart phone locks for online access as well as space saving furniture that maximizes the space inside.