Home should be a personal space where you feel secure, creative, and inspired. The next housing concept should nurture the habitant’s soul, mind and also be resilient for the upcoming social, environmental, and technological challenges. Minimal, decentralized but connected, smart, and functional spaces need to be considered instead of the conventional urban fabric. The Living O’Pod is a space where you can communicate with mountains, trees, the sky, and streams.
The main structure of The Living O’Pod is a steel frame. All the structures are prefabricated in a factory and transported to be assembled on-site to ensure the precision of the sphere form. The Living O’Pod aims to bring people and nature closer together, extending the cabin’s social spaces to the outside and further blending the distinction between indoor and outdoor. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge.
The functions provide a living for two people, a master bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom, a living room, and a terrace. The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360-degree view of the surroundings. You can enjoy the shadow of trees and leaves with the rotation feature of the house to get the most out of natural light and the sun’s energy. The full-size glass to the floor brings the view of trees and cliffs into the room, where you can read, rest, and drink. Lying on the bed is all you need to enjoy the night under the starry night sky.
The Living O’Pod is equipped with a thermal insulating layer and heating system to ensure normal operation in winter, in which you can enjoy another different view of the beautiful mountain area.
You can enjoy a 360 tour of The Living O’Pod with this link.
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