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OPod: A tiny house solution composed of repurposed concrete tubes

We at HEXAPOLIS have covered our fair share of tiny house solutions, ranging from library-packed habitats to dwellings that move around via railway tracks. This time around, architect James Law has brought forth his spatial innovation in the form of the OPod, a cylindrical tiny house made of repurposed concrete tubes. Boating over 8 ft…



Estonian designers build stunning, solar-powered tiny house that can move around

Here at HEXAPOLIS, we have covered several mobile home designs that offer owners the freedom to move around, without having to sacrifice comfort. There was the brilliant 'Transforming Castle Truck', which as its name suggests fuses fantasy with convenience and, creativity with imagination. Kasita is another, equally-innovative micro-home concept that allows the shipping container-based structure…



Kasita: A smart micro-home that can be transported across cities when you move

When it comes to practical scenarios for most of us, the scope of sustainable living goes beyond the integration of 'expensive' green technologies. In essence, the ambit of solar and wind-based technologies is not really tailored to cramped apartments inhabited by professionals who tend to change their cities and workplaces. In these circumstances, reducing one's…


Ecocapsule: A micro-shelter with both solar and wind-powered advantages

Evocative of the shape of the well-received WaterNest 100, the Ecocapsule from Bratislava's Nice Architects, is envisaged as a micro-shelter bolstered by a range off-grid attributes. These sustainable features include renewable energy generation via both solar power and wind power, along with rainwater collection systems. However, the best part arguably relates to the habitat's 'micro'…


The Shebeen: An Irish pub on-wheels with the quaint factor

We are back once again to the realm of tiny houses. But this time around, the innovation in architecture pertains to a bantam bar instead of a diminutive habitat - courtesy of 'The Shebeen'. Envisaged as a tiny pub on wheels, the mobile contrivance travels all around the picturesque Ireland to make sure of the…



Japan once again bamboozles us, this time with the super-slim Horinouchi House

Previously, we had a tryst with what is touted as Tokyo's skinniest home flaunting its 5-ft width. Well, this time around, slimness is complemented by an arguably better architectural form - with Mizuishi Architect Atelier's super-thin housing specimen constructed within a triangular plot (in west Tokyo) of just 560 sq ft area. The impressive end-result…