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Self-contained HomePod is a plug-and-play housing solution for refugees

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 19, 2016 01:04 AM
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by tomwauben last modified Apr 18, 2016

HomePod offers a full residential program with bathroom, toilet, kitchen and utilities in a very compact volume. With a width of just 0.8m. and height of 2.0m. HomePod fits through any door and is suitable to transform any space into a fully self-contained residential unit! The idea was born from the social need to provide a structural solution to the current urgent housing needs of refugees and migrant workers and the social problem of large volumes of vacant properties. With HomePod offices,...



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Wauben Architects designed HomePod, a plug-and-play housing solution for refugee housing on vacant lots. Despite its compact size that measures just 0.8 meters in width and 2.0 meters in height, the HomePod can transform any space into a fully self-contained residential unit with a bathroom, toilet, kitchen, and utilities. The contemporary and ergonomic design is not only fully compliant with current regulations, but is also energy efficient—for example, waste heat from the fridge is used to heat tap water—and can be installed by four connectors in just 10 minutes after the main infrastructure has been built. The designers estimate that the HomePod can reduce costs by 80 to 90 percent as compared to traditional transformations.

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