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Habitable Polyhedron outdoor pod

Habitable Polyhedron outdoor p...
The small garden module is the creation of Colombian architectural studio, Manuel Villa and features a surprising large interior space.
The small garden module is the creation of Colombian architectural studio, Manuel Villa and features a surprising large interior space.
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The Pod almost looks like it could have landed from outer space
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The Pod almost looks like it could have landed from outer space
A center skylight that beams light through the top of the ceiling
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A center skylight that beams light through the top of the ceiling
The front deck appears as it has peeled away from the main structure, giving rise to the pod’s large open frontage
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The front deck appears as it has peeled away from the main structure, giving rise to the pod’s large open frontage
This open wall has been fitted with glass panels and a glass door to facilitate the entrance and panoramic outlook
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This open wall has been fitted with glass panels and a glass door to facilitate the entrance and panoramic outlook
The abundance of windows eliminates the need for lighting during the day
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The abundance of windows eliminates the need for lighting during the day
A center skylight that beams light through the top of the ceiling
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A center skylight that beams light through the top of the ceiling
The small garden module is the creation of Colombian architectural studio, Manuel Villa and features a surprising large interior space.
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The small garden module is the creation of Colombian architectural studio, Manuel Villa and features a surprising large interior space.
The front deck appears as it has peeled away from the main structure, giving rise to the pod’s large open frontage
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The front deck appears as it has peeled away from the main structure, giving rise to the pod’s large open frontage
The interior space has scope to accommodate a diverse range of needs
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The interior space has scope to accommodate a diverse range of needs
The Habitable Polyhedron features wooden furnishings
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The Habitable Polyhedron features wooden furnishings
The abundance of windows eliminates the need for lighting during the day
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The abundance of windows eliminates the need for lighting during the day
Habitable Polyhedron by night
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Habitable Polyhedron by night
Taking on an honeycomb shape, the wooden framed pod has a sturdy structure that is designed to withstand the elements.
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Taking on an honeycomb shape, the wooden framed pod has a sturdy structure that is designed to withstand the elements.
Habitable Polyhedron in the making
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Habitable Polyhedron in the making
Habitable Polyhedron in the making
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Habitable Polyhedron in the making
Habitable Polyhedron plans
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Habitable Polyhedron plans
Habitable Polyhedron plans
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Habitable Polyhedron plans
Habitable Polyhedron plans
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Habitable Polyhedron plans
Habitable Polyhedron plans
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Habitable Polyhedron plans
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Polyhedron Habitable plans
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Similar to the G-POD and House Arc, the Habitable Polyhedron is a prefabricated outdoor space that transforms a patch of garden into a study, lounge or quiet retreat. The small garden module is the creation of Colombian architectural studio, Manuel Villa and features a surprisingly large interior space.

The Pod almost looks like it could have landed from outer space, with a center skylight that beams light through the top of the ceiling. Keeping in theme, the front deck appears as it has peeled away from the main structure, giving rise to the pod’s large open frontage. This open wall has been fitted with glass panels and a glass door to facilitate the entrance and panoramic outlook. Taking on a honeycomb shape, the wooden framed pod has a sturdy structure that is designed to withstand the elements.

The interior space has scope to accommodate a diverse range of needs, from study, lounge, dining or even a spare bedroom. The abundance of windows eliminates the need for lighting during the day, but the pod can be hooked up with solar power or connected to the grid for artificial lighting at night.

The Habitable Polyhedron appears to be a one off.

Source: Manuel Villa via Inthralld

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kuryus
This looks delightful, and it's clearly well made. Because of the tricky geometry and the premium materials, I'm sure it cost a bundle of money. I bet the owner thinks it's worth every penny. My only reservation is regarding the recessed roof, I don't see a drain pipe or any means to get the rain water out of the ring around the dome. I suppose the ring could be made of fiberglass and is so waterproof that they just let the water pool there until it evaporates. I'd be concerned about breeding mosquitoes if that were the case. Even if it had a roof drain, I'd be concerned about leaves and bird nests accumulating up there. Those are small concerns considering the charm the little place has. Besides, the owner must be rich, I'm sure they have the grounds keeper climb up there and clean it out a couple times a week.