Finding it hard to have a private meeting in your open-plan office? This drop-down meeting cubicle conceived by MIT's Self-Assembly Lab and Google provides a temporary space to those who would like to discuss things privately, without constant interruption.
MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab and Google teamed up to design this innovative system called Transformable Meeting Spaces. The structure can be pulled down from the ceiling to enclose a 10-feet-wide and 8-feet-tall space that can fit up to eight people. Users can simply push the structure up once the meeting ends.
The retractable shell is fixed to the ceiling and constructed from 36 interconnected fiberglass rods. Felt lines its interior in order to muffle the outside noise, while plywood sheets envelop the structure as an exoskeleton.