Floating OPod Housing
Utilising available cargo barge ships, a floating transient housing is designed to provide over 100 units of living for over 200 people per barge. Accommodation is provided by lightweight concrete water pipe housing units in the form of circular two person 150 sq.ft OPod and square four person 210 sq.ft BoxPod, all with their own bathrooms and toilets, as well as community spaces including roof top terraces, shared kitchens, playrooms and community centres. A community made out of hundreds of floating OPod Housing can provide thousands of affordable transient homes, and is able to be moored to shore or anchored in a number of typhoon shelters and calm sea bays around Hong Kong to provide fast housing to the needy. The project can also be adopted in other parts of the world to provide housing relief.