Bridgette Meinhold

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

The pod has a large roof dome to let in ample natural light during the day, and it has one porthole window for viewing. The door opens upwards like a gullwing car door, which makes it feel like you’re stepping into a futuristic space ship rather than your office. The desk inside is semi-circular, ergonomic and covered in Marmoleum®. The pod comes ready with electrical outlets, data ports, an electric heater, mood lighting and a smoke alarm. We wish our home office was that neat and tidy — without a single thing on the desk except a vase of flowers and a laptop.

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7 Comments

  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

  2. Green-Roofed Roomworks ... December 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    [...] garden offices are designed to minimize energy use in both the summer and the winter. Each unit is constructed out [...]

  3. Beautiful Student-Built... August 25, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    [...] to be an award-winning affair for a group of five architecture students who built this beautiful prefabricated outdoor office. Located in San Anselmo, California, the P.A.A.V. (which stands for Pre-fabricated Adaptive [...]

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

    no distractions! and if you see a cloud, don’t start daydreaming! WORK! :P
    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 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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