PREFAB FRIDAY: Archipod’s Spherical Garden Office Pod

by , 02/12/10

sustainable design, green design, green building, fsc certified wood, prefab friday, prefab, archipod, office pod, pod, prefab office, prefab office space, fsc timber

UK-based Archipod is betting that a lot of people who work from home don’t have the space they need, so they designed and built this chic little pod. Since the pod is prefabricated in sections small enough to fit through a door, it’s easy to install one just about anywhere. Heck, it might even be able to fit inside your house if you needed it to. Waste is minimized during the factory manufacturing process, and FSC certified timber is used for the structure and cladding in addition to recycled fiberglass insulation. Archipod is currently exploring the use of more recycled materials in the construction of the pod.

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  1. Robert Sultani May 30, 2014 at 4:18 am

    I am Just one of those people with two kids another on the way .. work from home .. But can it handle extreme heat? Where we live 50 C in summer… How much does this cost I wonder

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  4. perfectcirclecarpenter June 5, 2010 at 12:58 am

    no distractions! and if you see a cloud, don’t start daydreaming! WORK! 😛
    Can we make a pumpkin version with wheels? A mobile office?

  5. Jac February 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I think the window should be bigger, so you do not have to switch-on the lights during the day. A bigger desk should be optional, some of us have to use desktops. And some shelves or cabinets would be nice.

  6. Dr.Gonzo February 14, 2010 at 11:02 am

    i’d prioritize a great view into the garden too, if I were building a garden house, but seeing as this is a prefab, designed to be an office, and could end up anywhere, i’d say they’ve done a great job. that little pod looks like an ideal escape to focus on work

  7. mskogly February 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I love the outside, but I find the placement of the window rather strange. If you make a garden house, wouldn’t you prioritize a great view into the garden? I would.

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