Can skyscrapers of the future distribute apartments, as like chocolates in vending machines? It is this concept that is embedded in the project Pod Skyscraper, which is a skyscraper, whose construction never ends. A building that can grow infinitely long. Inspirers were tiny apartments, capsule hotels, robots and machines with various goods. The proposed modular design will allow to finish building, as demand for housing. Thus, the author of the project hopes, his idea will help improve the housing situation in Japan.
The building itself is made in a frame format with empty cells, in the future they will be mounted “freshly built” housing blocks.
Residents of this future skyscraper will be able to order a modular apartment, which in the shortest time will be printed on 3D printers, standing on the roof of the building, and then with the help of a tap it will be lowered to floors lower. Their work, they will begin to perform only after the buyer has chosen and approved the project of the apartment. At the end of the printing, the blocks will be lowered by the cranes to the required floor in an empty cell and fixed there, connected to all necessary systems.
Users can choose any additional functions built into the basic design, and also buy a few blocks to make the apartment bigger
The program calculates the location of each block. If any of the modules are not used, they are pulled out, sent to the storage facility or sent to disassembly for reuse. There are also blocks for office premises and shops.
Designer Hasif Rafiy
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