Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Future Home is Here !



Extract from a news in DNA ( 03 March 2017 ) :

·         140 room hotel Urbanpod started operations in Andheri ( Mumbai ) on 02 March

·         Each room is 50 sq ft ( single guest ) –or 90 sq ft ( two guests )

·         18 rooms for female guests and 106 rooms for male guests

·         Room facilities include : A comfortable bed / TV / locker / lights / free WiFi / adjustable Air Conditioning / dresser / lockable sliding door

·         60 seater café for mini meals like ones on “ on-board “ a flight

·         Total project cost = Rs 9 crore

·         Per room cost = Rs 8-9 lakhs ( Rs 16,000 per sq ft )

·         Room Tariff = Rs 2,000 – 2,500 ( includes breakfast )

·         Target Customers = Single , transit and group travellers

·         Prefabricated rooms designed by Formwerkz ( Singapore ) and supplied by some Chinese firm

·         THE HOTEL GOT “ ASSEMBLED “ ( ON SITE ) WITHIN 9 MONTHS OF GETTING SITE
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Now consider the following :


·         In last Union Budget , “ affordable housing “ ( in 4 metros ) , is defined at carpet area of 30 sq meter ( 323 sq ft ) which equals approx. 6 rooms ( pods of 50 sq ft each ) of Urbanpod hotel ( costing Rs 52 lakhs )

·         BUT THE CURRENT GOING RATE FOR A 323 SQ FT FLAT IN MUMBAI IS RS 100 LAKHS !

·         All over India, millions of families are in search of “ affordable “ houses

·         All that they can “ afford “ for a 323 sq ft house is Rs 10 lakhs !

·         Can price of 6 pods of Urbanpod be brought down from Rs 52 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs ?



ANSWER :

Constructing buildings using mass production technique of 3 D Printing , pioneered by WINSUN ( China ) , can bring down the cost ( of a 323 sq ft house ) to well below Rs 10 lakhs – more likely to Rs 5 lakh !

Remember , we are scaling up from 140 pre-fabricated rooms to 140 MILLION affordable homes !


In case of doubt , look up following report of World Economic Forum ,






HOW  TO  GO  ABOUT  ?


·         For a detailed FRAME WORK for constructing 200 million homes by 2022 , read,


 #  3 D Printed Office ( 27 May 2016 )




QUANTUM JUMP OF 50 MILLION HOUSES ( 13  Feb  2016 )

{ https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2016/02/cheap-houses.html }

 

 

A  Dream  House  by  2020  ? ( 01 Sept 2015 )

{ https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2015/09/dream-house-by-2020.html }

 

 

03  March  2017

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

 




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