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Help me fix this shit.

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Those are some really amateur photoshops.


me? oh nothin just 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚢 𝚝𝚞𝚋𝚎


Kind of reminds me of a motor home, just smaller. You could live a good life in there.


I actually wonder how crime in HK changed after Kowloon was torn down. Seemed like a great place for the impoverished, desperate, and outcast to make a home for themselves without disturbing the law of the land.


Yeah…under a highway, there would be too much noise there, right? This does look cool but you still need a way to access each of the tubes which would require more traditional construction. Which at that point, why not just make a square building out of concrete instead of wasting space between cylinders?


A highway is not that loud. It starts to sound like the ocean actually. You would be amazed at what people can get used to. You are pretty much spot on with everything else.


It's still cheaper to stack some tubes and put metal staircases to all the homes, a la the highway picture, then it is to build a traditional structure.


Even if you have to solve plumbing, heating, electricity and every other public utility? I guess they have something figured out for them but the article didn't say anything.


Was crime there recorded?


>Kowloon roots
can someone explain what is meant by this?


I live in a tiny council flat in the UK. If I had to guess, it's somewhere in the 300 to 400 sq/ft range in size.

The lack of space to swing a cat wears extremely fucking thin after a while. I'm 6ft 6 inches tall and my double bed only just fits into the bedroom with inches between my feet and the wall when I'm lying in bed.

I couldn't imagine trying to live in something even smaller. It might be OK if you spend all day out at work, eat out and then come home to rest for a bit before sleeping. It'll feel like a prison cell after a while. Those tube homes are great for people who do nothing but live to work, are hardly home except to sleep and collect nothing in their lives.


How do I get to my tube on the fourth floor?


>double bed in city apartment
I smell 89% IQ here


I'm 6ft 6. I don't fit comfortably in smaller beds. I'm not a manlet.


You'd need to be a midget and own nothing in the way of personal belongings to live in a fucking sewer tube and be comfortable. Even cargo container homes are a better idea and they already exist in bulk installations. Utrecht Student Housing was one of the first to put students in containers. They've also been used in Glasgow and Penryn in the UK. They're looking to put students in them in Dublin, Ireland too.


>Utrecht Student Housing was one of the first to put students in containers. They've also been used in Glasgow and Penryn in the UK. They're looking to put students in them in Dublin, Ireland too.

And in France. And Germany. And the Netherlands. The leg work has already been done. They've proven themselves. And they waste less space between units than tubes.


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To bad they rust like a motherfucker.


And that's why you use an ISBUA certified builder. You know, someone who actually knows what they're talking about and has prepared and installed containers in accommodation settings, rather than someone on an imageboard that says "they rust like a mother fucker".



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I miss Kowloon, if only for the aesthetics. Ignore the fuck up blank post above….finger slipped.


does missing it for only the aesthetic, imply that you had experience with it in other ways?

I find it interesting, perhaps. Sad to have gone away. but as I never was there, I do not think I miss it.


Kowloon is a town in Hong Kong which used to exist in a jurisdictional grey area, and because their was essentially no laws or policing so it was super dense unregistered buildings with no building code.


The point is, all the prep they need, you might as well just built something out of normal materials.


They need galvanized and paint. Something that robots do to millions of cars every year on production lines around the world. Something the robots could do to prefab container structures and cladding prior to assembly, if they were churned out on a production line.

Wood rots. Brick and mortar needs re-pointed. Everything needs maintenance. The point is, cheap affordable housing does not come from currently existing materials and currently existing building practices and techniques.

Prefabricated houses have existed in the UK since the early 1900s when we needed to re-home large parts of the nation after the slum clearances and after the Blitz and other bombing raids during the second world war. Same for many European cities.

Today, prefab houses are a similar price to traditionally built homes because of low production numbers and bespoke high end finishes. When churned out in bulk and to one standard, such as for student or social housing, they're much much cheaper to produce, maintain and replace than any brick and mortar, permanent structure. It's already been proven in Europe.

If you can put together a container home production line to address the housing crisis, it will be the cheapest means of house construction we've seen since building with wattle and daub and as revolutionary as when Ford moved automotive production from bespoke coach built, to the production line.

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