This prefab housing unit has been thought-up by CannonDesign’s Yazdani Studio. The unit, called The Sleeping Pod, is intended to serve as a solution to student accommodation, but it can also be used as a guest house, home office, an extra bedroom, or even temporary housing.
The Sleeping Pod measures just 55 square feet (5 square meters) and was designed as part of a student housing project run by University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios. The concept is a blend of form and function, although function definitely takes precedence in such a small unit.
Each pod can be prefabricated off-site in a factory location, and they intend to create the structure using CNC-cut plywood. The exterior layer is made up of a protective fibreglass shell to help it resist the elements. Each unit will come equipped with an air conditioning system to provide heating and cooling as necessary.
Electrical and water hook-ups allow The Sleeping Pod to be moved from one location to another with ease. On the inside, there’s a full-size bed with plenty of storage space that includes a night-stand, closet, bookshelves and a medicine cabinet.
There’s space enough for a TV, and the entire front wall of the unit features floor-to-ceiling windows. The architects have integrated acoustic panels into the design, allowing them to be placed in noisier environments (such as a communal space as depicted by the image below).
While The Sleeping Pod is currently just a concept, the studio intends to build 80 of the units by late 2016. They will then be dispersed throughout the University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios campus, providing accommodation for students.
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