A Chinese architectural firm is working with the Boston Innovation Lab to create an affordable social housing solution. The 'plug-in' homes are prefabricated and easy to put together.

The plugin houses are based on a simple technology called a sandwich board. They have an inner dry wall, middle polyurethane insulation, and an outer, customisable metal shell.
The plugin houses are based on a simple technology called a sandwich board. They have an inner dry wall, middle polyurethane insulation, and an outer, customisable metal shell. (People's Architecture Office)

In crowded Beijing, the typical residential dwelling is a high-rise super block. But for those wanting something a little different, they must often battle against a slew of regulations, making constructing a home next to impossible. 

A local architecture firm called People's Architecture Office (PAO) has come up with an easy, cheap construction method for home assembly.

TRT World 's Dan Epstein reports from Beijing.

Source: TRT World