Pod Skyscraper design is a vending machine for apartments

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Malaysian architect Haseef Rafiei was given an honourable mention at this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition for his inventive Pod Skyscraper concept. Inspired by Japan’s culture of automation, robotics and compact living, Haseef’s design would see pod apartments being built by 3D printers and lowered down on top of each other by cranes. It’s an idea that takes the Nagakin Capsule Tower of the 1970s (in which each apartment is a module component) into the future, as the Pod Skyscraper will be far more automated and give customers more range of customizability. Each pod will be manufactured on site using 3D…

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