Circular Tiny Habitats (CT-Habitats). CT-Habitats 4 all, ever, on Earth, & beyond!

Omid is an architect who has experienced climate, natural and man made crises in his home country and abroad. He is dedicated to enabling locals to rebuild their homes after crises, with local materials, by themselves, and like LEGO. In 2020, Omid launched 4 OMID in Rotterdam. It is a research and development startup which provides solutions for tackling the affordable housing shortage and climate crises. The focus is on reducing raw material extraction, solid waste generation, and embodied carbon emission by providing solutions for transition to the circular built environment. The First target market is newcomers, starters, and students in Rotterdam. The aim is to enable them to build their CT-Habitats at a price which would be equal to renting a studio for Four years. The first project is a do it yourself building technique which enables locals to mitigate and adapt with the climate crisis by producing Circular Tiny Habitats with only two modules; Circular Bio-composite Blocks. CBc Blocks produce for efficiency, longevity, reusing, and repurposing. To build with CBc Blocks not only is simple, scalable, and sustainable but also, the aim is to make it affordable and accessible globally. 4 OMID develops a geometric building technique which is more efficient, productive, and affordable with less emission even in comparison with the Tiny Houses. The innovative geometric patterns are Omid’s secret sauce! The geometric patterns: • Enabled us to reduce the Dome Houses and other geometric structures’ height to weight ratio; from ½ to ¼, this make the architectural forms more productive even in comparison with the Tiny Houses • Have only two modules and Three connections which needs to be isolated • Reduce Building weight which lead to reducing material usage and embodied emission • Reduce time and labor costs • Enable us to construct circular, demountable, and versatile CT-Habitat Tractions: • 4 OMID received non-dilutive funds from CiC (Rotterdam subsidy, in 2022), European IP Office (in 2023), and Trinity College Dublin (Irelands); about €27K in total • The idea introduced as an innovative idea by the Berkeley Labs and supported by the United States Department Of Energy; IMPEL+ program, Feb 2021 • Prototypes tested during the Innofest program in Utrecht, Dec 2021 • CT-Habitat developed at the BlueCity, scale 1:20, in 2022 • CBc-Bricks’ design registered at BOIP, Sep 2022 • 4 OMID joined the Built Environment Circular, ClimAccelerator program, Sep 2022 • CT-Habitat introduced during the Circular Economy Day in Berlin, Dec 9th, 2022 • Climate-KIC invested in 4 OMID, Dec 2022 • ESA SBIC Ignition Programme May 2023 • The idea published at ESA’s OSIP, Jul 2023 • CT-Habitats’ design registered at BOIP, Jul 2023 • 4 OMID B.V. incorporated on 23th Aug, 2023 • 4 Earth 2 Mars Holding B.V. incorporated on 23th. Aug, 2023 The next steps are: • To develop CBc-Blocks and CT-Habitat; scale 1:4 • To build the pilot project, test, and bring CBc-Blocks & CT-Habitat to the market. Together, we scale our impact faster!

Daarom goed en vernieuwend voor Rotterdam.

CT-Habitat not is circular, demountable, and versatile but also construct with only two Circular Bio-composite Blocks. CBc-Blocks produce for reusing, repurposing, and recycling. This enables us to disassemble them and changing the forms without creating waste.
There is tremendous untapped potential – within both the demand and supply sides of housing markets – that if addressed could substantially improve housing availability and quality for low-income households. 4 OMID provides the affordable housing option with less emission than Wooden Tiny Houses.


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Omid Hajishirmohammadi