Sleeping Pod

Project Name: Sleeping Pod / Anarchitecture

Location: London

Project Stage: Completed

User: Homeless, those in need, cool kids

Budget: £15,000

Architect: Zean Macfarlane

Client Name: Richard DeDomenici

Funding provided by: Future’s Venture

Contractor: FN Build

Designed to resemble a ventilation shaft or environmental monitoring station (click here). The sleeping pod project is an experimental prototype living structure designed to hide within Londons urban fabric. As an installation the architecture splits viewers into two camps: those who see the design as something too small to live in, a hazard or possibly even a joke, and those who see the structure as a possible solution to “real” affordable housing. Regardless the installation most definitely mirrors to us our own privileges, and forces us to question if such a proposal could help those in need.

The sleeping pod is 2×3 metres complete with a toilet, shower, kitchenette and sleeping space. In use the unit is connected to permitted land similar to portacabins where the structure is connected to running water and waste facilities.

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Photo credit: Richard DeDomenici