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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
Those of us who work from home know the importance of creating an office space - a place we can slink into with our morning coffee, shut the door, and get down to business. In the computer age, all you need is a desk, a laptop, a good chair and maybe an inspiring view. Archipod offers a new take on the home office with its spherical garden pod, a beautiful prefabricated room that is perfect for your backyard.
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.
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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Via Design Milk 
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/12/prefab-friday-archipods-spherical-garden-office-pod/archipod-1/
 Archipod: http://www.archipod.co.uk/
 prefabricated: http://inhabitat.com../architecture/prefab-housing/
 recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com../recycledmaterials
 natural light: http://www.inhabitat.com/daylighting/
 gullwing car door: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/21/gullwing-revived-as-all-electric-supercar/
 Marmoleum: http://www.greendepot.com/greendepot/product.asp?prod_name=Forbo+Marmoleum+Flooring&pf_id=FORBO
 Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/archipod/
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