cocoon modular living by micasa lab
nov 13, 2012
cocoon modular living by micasa lab



‘cocoon 1′ by micasa lab

 

 

swiss company micasa lab, developed into the nordic society for invention and discovery, has conceived the ‘cocoon 1′ – a self-sufficient living pod deconstructing the notion of a sanctuary. the design is an outcome of ongoing research by the firm exploring the complex idea of human space and living. defined by a 180 cm diameter translucent shell, the ‘cocoon 1′ challenges the pre-conceived perceptions of a furniture piece, through sectioning the space by various colored modules – the confined area is divided into efficient and functional zones. through connecting various modules, the uses of the ‘cocoon 1′ can adapt to differing needs – for example connecting sleeping or storage units. every ‘cocoon 1′ comes with three basic parts know as the’ foundation 360′ and two ‘pillow 90′ modules recognizable through the vivid coloring. the range of living elements extend beyond the assumed, there are even modules designed enabling basic cooking where batteries are used to operate the stove, wi-fi and the media component of the re-envisioned dwelling.

 

cocoon module living by micasa lab
through connecting various modules, the uses of the ‘cocoon 1′ can adapt to differing needs

 

 

for outdoor use, specialized attachments can be installed – each one can be bought separately according to a user’s requirements. the kitchen feature comes with a power pack which has enough power for 40 hours of light or 20 hours of light and 30 minutes of cooking and the water extension can be combined with ‘foundation 360′ which has a pipe for outflow. 

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa lab
the confined area is divided into efficient and functional zones

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa lab
the kitchen feature comes with a power pack which has enough power for 40 hours of light or 20 hours of light and 30 minutes of cooking

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa lab
the design is an outcome of ongoing research by the firm exploring the complex idea of human space and living

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa lab
every ‘cocoon 1′ comes with three basic modules know as the’ foundation 360′ and two ‘pillow 90′ modules

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa lab

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa lab
for outdoor use, specialized attachments can be installed – such as water and power

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa lab
the colors were selected to emphasize the modular aspects of the design

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa lab
early tests of the modules

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa lab
a blueprint of the design

 

 

project specs:

diameter: 1800 mm
weight (empty): 97 kg
weight (including the standard modules):
135 kg
maximum load (on ground):
250 kg
maximum load (in net):
200 kg

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