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