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Spherical Prefab G-PODs are High-Tech Loungers for Modern Nomads

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 2, 2012 @ 3:50 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment



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G-PODS are sleek prefabricated structures [7] that can be placed just about anywhere, including rooftops and gardens. They are rain-resistant and the interiors are covered in the same materials used in yachts. Two of the four models produced by Farmers Cottage Lamps [8] are self-rotating (so there shouldn’t be any kind of seasickness), one of the models can be turned into a bedroom for the minimalists among our readers, while the medium-sized pod can be assembled by two people in just five hours.

Mars Lab is now the official distributor of G-PODS in the United States. Interior cushions, flooring, seats and other details are customizable, and for those who are uncertain about installing their own pod, the company will send a trained installer to do the job. Most states won’t require a permit and people who move can easily disassemble their G-POD and take it with them, making this the ultimate low-footprint structure [9] for modern nomads. Full details are available on the company website.

+ G-POD [5]

Via Gizmodo [10]


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: http://inhabitat.com/circular-prefab-g-pods-are-self-pivoting-loungers-for-nomads/prefab-g-pod-lead/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/circular-prefab-g-pods-are-self-pivoting-loungers-for-nomads/prefab-g-pod-lead2/?extend=1

[3] hush pods: http://inhabitat.com/hush-pod-a-cozy-private-retreat-for-public-spaces/

[4] tree pods: http://inhabitat.com/lofty-tree-pod-dining-at-the-soneva-kiri-resort-thailand/

[5] G-POD: http://thegpod.com/?page_id=442

[6] solar-power systems: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power

[7] prefabricated structures: http://inhabitat.com/tag/prefab-design/

[8] Farmers Cottage Lamps: http://www.ornategarden.com/showroom/showroom.asp

[9] low-footprint structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_footprint

[10] Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/g_pod/

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