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PREFAB FRIDAY: Archipod’s Spherical Garden Office Pod

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 12, 2010 @ 1:27 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 7 Comments

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UK-based Archipod [5] 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 [8] 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 [9] in the construction of the pod.

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The pod has a large roof dome to let in ample natural light [10] during the day, and it has one porthole window for viewing. The door opens upwards like a gullwing car door [11], 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 [12]®. 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.

+ Archipod [5]

Via Design Milk [13]


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: http://inhabitat.com/prefab-friday-archipods-spherical-garden-office-pod/archipod-2/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/prefab-friday-archipods-spherical-garden-office-pod/archipod-1/?extend=1

[3] laptop: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/08/sony-unveils-ultra-green-vaio-w-series-laptop-at-ces/

[4] inspiring view: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/05/treetop-office-eat-your-heart-out-cubicle-warrior/

[5] Archipod: http://www.archipod.co.uk/

[6] garden pod: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/22/space-age-solar-powered-pod-house-unveiled/

[7] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/12/prefab-friday-archipods-spherical-garden-office-pod/archipod-1/

[8] prefabricated: http://inhabitat.com../architecture/prefab-housing/

[9] recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com../recycledmaterials

[10] natural light: http://www.inhabitat.com/daylighting/

[11] gullwing car door: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/21/gullwing-revived-as-all-electric-supercar/

[12] Marmoleum: http://www.greendepot.com/greendepot/product.asp?prod_name=Forbo+Marmoleum+Flooring&pf_id=FORBO

[13] Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/archipod/

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