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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 labthrough 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 labthe confined area is divided into efficient and functional zones

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa labthe 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 labevery ‘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 labfor outdoor use, specialized attachments can be installed – such as water and power

 

 

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

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa labearly tests of the modules

 

 

cocoon module living by micasa laba blueprint of the design

 

 

project specs:

diameter: 1800 mmweight (empty): 97 kgweight (including the standard modules): 135 kgmaximum load (on ground): 250 kgmaximum load (in net): 200 kg

  • Brilliant concept. However, personally, I would not want to be exposed…and subjected to such bright color. I can see other versions such as light and vision dampening covers, darkening the pod…creating womb-like environments, and more organic, earth tones and textures.

    This version looks like a kid space, or a laboratory space.

    Mary Anne Enriquez says:
  • I must apologize for my lack of understanding but what is the purpose behind this project?
    It is obvious that no one could use this very pretty and colorful construction for any of the purposes it purports to be able to do. So what is the point of constructing something like this?

    Ron Smith says:
  • Some out of sense thoughts will not get ideas like this : Solar cells integrated to typical transparent windows

    Pents says:

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