Haseef Rafiei, a young Malaysian architect, had a thought one day: what if we could convert the real estate industry into an automated vending system? Then he went on and created the concept for the House Dispensing Skyscraper – Pod Skyscraper.
Rafiei was inspired by the avant-garde capsule structures proposed by the Metabolist Movement of Japan in the sixties. It was based around the idea of fusing organic, biological growth with architectural megastructures.
The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is a famous example of the Metabolism movement. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
A particular problem that Rafiei wants to address with his Pod Skyscraper is the wastage of materials and resources in the construction industry as well as the abandonment of construction projects. For example, the UK construction industry is
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