In 2014, Hong Kong based studio Affect-T presented their bamboo micro-home, a response to the rising need for living space in the city. The project can be seen at Dezeen.
Affect-T describes the project:
"The Bamboo Micro-Houses were conceived and built for the 280,000 plus residents of Hong Kong who currently live without any permanent form of housing. They live without a social safety net in a city where housing prices are some of the most expensive in the world.
Bamboo was chosen as it is one of the most abundant and sustainable natural resources in Southeast Asia. Growing at many times the rate of wood its strength to weight ratio exceeds steel and can be used to create structure, screening, and enclosure. We developed a system of joining bamboo using bolts and fasteners in addition to designing the houses ensuring quick and secure assembly."