Pod Vending Machine concept by Haseef Rafiei tackles housing demand by printing modular homes – Dezeen
A skyscraper 3D prints modular homes and dispenses them like a merchandising machine within the newest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative video sequence.
The Pod Vending Machine received Malaysian designer Haseef Rafiei an honourable point out on this yr’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which recognises revolutionary concepts for futuristic excessive-rise dwelling.
Impressed by the recognition of merchandising machines in Japan, the skyscraper gives potential owners the ability to customize and manufacture a modular home, which is then slotted right into a excessive-rise framework.
Clients would be capable to select from an array of prepared-to-use housing pods to design their dwelling, primarily based on their wants.
The house would then be manufactured on-website by a pod printer put in above the the constructing. As soon as printed, the pods are plugged into areas within the construction under by crane arms connected to the skyscraper.
Rafiei claims that the Pod Vending Machine gives an answer to growing want for housing in cities by rising in response to demand.
Because the megastructure is stuffed with homes, the skyscraper would develop taller to accommodate extra, including to itself utilizing supplies delivered by hydraulics on the edges of the constructing.
The futuristic constructing concept has been designed to adapt to the wants of its inhabitants over time, quite than remaining a static construction. Modules saved inside the constructing could possibly be moved, regrouped, modified and recycled, stopping waste and guaranteeing that area is used effectively.
The construction could possibly be used for each residential and enterprise use, housing begin-ups and industrial areas in addition to homes.
Rafiei believes that robotic concepts like his skyscraper will develop into vital to handle the rising calls for of the city housing market, whereas easing stress on labour, value and time related to development by automation.
This film is a part of Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative, a yr-lengthy collaboration with MINI exploring how structure and design can contribute to a brighter city future by a sequence of movies and talks.
All pictures within the video and story are courtesy of Haseef Rafiei.