Affordable and Mobile ALPOD House #BT2443

1) Sustainability area(s).

Most of the Mega-Cities facing issue affordable and smart buildings due to growing urban citizens. Majority of cities designed for fewer people.

2) Sustainability Technology: Futuristic Aluminum AlPOD Houses by James Law

-A distinctive feature of the AlPOD project is its potential to be stacked into a uniquely designed multi-structures to accommodate ever increasing populations and lack of available land

-Explores modular construction based on creating a flexible and open-plan living space

-Affordable about 65000 USD

-The aluminum house has multi-faceted advantages of being lightweight, durable, corrosion resistant, and impervious to fire and wind as well as its ability to dampen noise and insulate against heat and sound.

– Lightweight also enhances mobility, allowing a home to be moved from one place to another comfortably and conveniently without dismantling or reconstructing facilities.

-Moreover, aluminum can be recycled, making it a green, earth-friendly building material.

Enid Tsui, “Cheap Hong Kong-designed ‘container homes’ the way of the future,” South China Morning Post, 03 February 2016

#Energy, #Water, #Waste, #Civic Engagement, #Land use, #affordablehousing

3) Key Stakeholders and their role in the implementation:

-City stakeholders- Include their plan
-Government agencies-Legislate and helping private sectors to participate
-Civic society- Connect and partnership with the stakeholders
-Citizens of the city-Live in the houses
-Financial Institutions-Finance

4) Steps Deploying Technology:

Public-Private People’s Partnership is the key to successful deployment of the project.
– Within the city, planing decide to finance aspects
– Build a community and infrastructure
– Within Public Private People’s Partnership leverage project within significant cities

Since one out of six people today in the world live in a migrant slum, this number will raise within few decades one out of three. I believe that this ALPOD housing could bring a progressive solution to this issue.

Other sources:
http://www.utopiacities.org/about/
http://www.alpod.com/product.php
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=44286
https://www.designboom.com/architecture/james-law-cybertecture-alpod-mobile-house-aluhouse-hong-kong-12-15-2015/
http://www.jameslawcybertecture.com/?section=projects&id=1055
https://www.treehugger.com/modular-design/alpod-lot-more-cute-little-new-prefab-unit.html
http://inhabitat.com/futuristic-plug-and-play-home-can-pop-up-anywhere-in-the-world/
https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/alpod-stackable-aluminum-pod-homes/
http://www.alpod.com/product.php

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2 thoughts on “Affordable and Mobile ALPOD House #BT2443

  1. They have also rolled out G-pods that come with cyclone proof roofs that can support solar panels. They also have the potential to function off grid by capturing rainwater and utilizing composting abilities.

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