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Archipod 
Friday 09 Jul 2010
 
Office space for pod people 
 
 
 
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13/07/10 skeptical, cape town
green it may be.....but sustainable it ain't......it seems to miss the most critical of questions.....who wants to work in a nutshell...?
13/07/10 Jorgen, Aarhus - DK
Precisely, when situated in the calm realms of one's garden, you think that the panoramic view is a plus that you wish to enhance and benefit from - a green view has often been proved to be healing and soothing, as well as inspirational for your mind & work. Instead, this thing bans admiring and resting your eye at that very green exterior that Sneesby is supposed to fight for. Not understood...
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13/07/10 Fred, Rafina
Looks beautiful and very comfortable. But please don't claim that this is a way to help reduce one's carbon footprint. Surely a person able to work from his or her home can find 6.6 sq. meters of space in his or her home. There must be a corner of a room that can be used, a room that can be given an added function, or even a room that's not being used that can be converted into an office.
Doing that instead would avoid all the carbon producing activities proposed here: such as harvesting materials, manufacturing, transporting, assembling, and all the related tasks.
This is a wonderful solution for the need for an additional space, such as for an office or a guest room, to give just two examples, but please don't claim that this will reduce one's carbon footprint.
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13/07/10 Clark, Smallville
apple inspired coconut ?
09/07/10 bigTUNA, Detroit
It looks like a copy of PHISH's album cover for "Round Room". Does anyone know if this was done by the same artist/architect? Just curious...
 

Editorial

Commute to your garden for a much more relaxed and eco-friendly start to the day 

As petrol prices skyrocket and the global population tries to reduce its carbon footprint, people are thinking more and more carefully about their commute to work. One of these people is Chris Sneesby. A former Bid Manager, Sneesby has taken it upon himself get the public to work from home to reduce their carbon footprints and prevent them from having to endure the ‘onerous and expensive’ daily journey to and from the communal office, by creating a small sustainably-built garden office called the Archipod.

The spherical pods are constructed predominantly using timber, which Sneesby affirms is ‘the world’s most replenishable construction material’, in prefabricated segments so it can be assembled onsite. Each separate piece of the pod puzzle is small enough to be manoeuvred through a house so it’s pretty much a case of one size fits all! Each Archipod comes equipped with electric heating, power sockets, a hinged roof to maximise natural sunlight and ventilation, an ergonomic semicircular desk, external cladding using Western Red Cedar Shingles and a gas strut assisted gullwing door.

Using timber as the main building material not only adds an environmentally-friendly element to the design, but it is light and easy to work with, insulates well and doesn’t suffer from the sort of condensation problems you get with steel or masonry. Taking only 4-5 weeks from the beginning of construction to completion, Sneesby’s Archipods are a simple, green and time-efficient answer to many home-professional’s problems. Windows are kept to a minimum to reduce potential distraction levels, however the canny design means that the pod can be moved around the garden should you undergo a new landscape design project. Problem solved.

Sian Disson
News Editor

Prices start from £12,000 plus VAT. To visit Sneesby’s website and find out more about the Archipod, click here .

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