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G-POD “DWELL” CONTAINER HOME

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G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

Building upon their lineage of easily deployable structures made from shipping containers, the Hong Kong and Australia based business G-pod has developed the self-sufficient and transportable home β€˜Dwell’. The pod employs a combination of patented pull-out sections and a large fold-down deck to offer three times the amount of usable space. The design is focused on environmentally conscious living, and operates off power grids and water mains. A large curving photovoltaic array functions to produce energy for the unit, while also shading the volume and thus reducing thermal gains.

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

Among the basic framework of the β€˜Dwell’ structure, various schemes have been designed to allow for different living arrangements. The basic layout is set up as a studio apartment, but variations allow for one or two bedroom units, disaster relief shelters, ensuite bedrooms, or motel/hostel accommodations. Such as the efficient cabinetry allows for storage of a small desk, the bed and bathroom units protrude outward from the main living space, and a projector screen slides down for film viewing.

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

G-pod has designed a similar structure, titled β€˜pop’, for use as a transportable retail unit. It utilizes the same overall transformable strategies and energy systems, while differing in interior fit out. As you can see, here is β€˜pop’ installed in New York’s central park.

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

The various schemes that have been designed to allow for different living arrangements include:

  • section / pavilion: one studio unit – 20 ft.
  • floor plan / pavilion: one studio unit – 20 ft.
  • pavilion: two studio units – 40 ft.
  • pavilion: four individual bedrooms – 40 ft.
  • pavilion: four ensuite bedrooms – 40 ft.
  • pavilion: 12-man disaster relief dwelling – 40 ft.
  • Gpavilion: 1 (+) bedroom unit – 40 ft.
  • pavilion: 2 (+) bedroom unit – 40 ft.
  • village: motel / student – 20 ft.
  • village: backpacker / emergency relief – 20 ft.

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

G-POD DWELL CONTAINER HOME

 

So what do you think? Would you live here? πŸ™‚

 

 

Information Source: Β DesignBoom

Photo Source: Β DesignBoom

 

 

 

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