Pop-up orb city could house 10,000 people in six months

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Is the future of housing round? The Elkinoid Project envisions a future where housing shortages are solved with sustainable, off-the-grid towns made up of thousands of orb-shaped houses. And each structure would take less than a week to build.

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The Elkinoid Project is looking to design "future-proof" housing that can be easily assembled on site by unskilled individuals. The hope is that families could build their own houses and then help their neighbors build their houses. Each pod would house a family of three or four and last for around 100 years, after which the components would be recyclable.

Currently, the hypothetical houses come in white clay and the more attractive copper shingles.

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Elkinoid Project [via Inhabitat]

Illustration for article titled Pop-up orb city could house 10,000 people in six months
Illustration for article titled Pop-up orb city could house 10,000 people in six months

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Vaguely reminds me of the few examples I've seen of old water towers being converted into housing.

A noble idea, but what about conex shipping containers. They are relatively easy to convert into housing and there are millions of them floating around.