No pipe dream, this could be somebody's dream home

OPod. Mr Jonathan Kong
OPod. Mr Jonathan KongPHOTO: EPA-EFE
A man's home is his castle, be it a mansion or, in this case, OPod. Mr Jonathan Kong (above), a designer director at James Law Cybertecture, shows how anyone may be ruler of his own space inside the OPod Tube House, which was displayed at the DesignI
The unusual house (above) is an experimental low-cost, micro-living unit constructed out of a concrete water pipe.

A man's home is his castle, be it a mansion or, in this case, OPod. Mr Jonathan Kong, a designer director at James Law Cybertecture, shows how anyone may be ruler of his own space inside the OPod Tube House, which was displayed at the DesignInspire exhibition in Hong Kong. The unusual house is an experimental low-cost, micro-living unit constructed out of a concrete water pipe. Several may be stacked up to form fast and cheap housing. The idea is aimed at easing Hong Kong's affordable-housing problem.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 11, 2017, with the headline 'No pipe dream, this could be somebody's dream home'. Print Edition | Subscribe