london-based architectural & creative firm boano prišmontas has introduced a low-cost prefabricated home office designed to fit in any garden. dubbed ‘my room in the garden’, the project presents a modular pod, easy to assemble in just one day, aiming to address the need for affordable and remote working spaces that has emerged since the COVID-19 outbreak.

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the pod elegantly blends within the garden
all images courtesy of boano prišmontas



‘my room in the garden’ by boano prišmontas is an answer to the future way of working, a cozy prefab hideout for london gardens and courtyard spaces, perfect for those working from home or whoever is in need of a pocket space, tailored to their needs and comforts. although the lockdown has ended in many countries around the world, a large number of people are still working from home, without a clear date in mind of when their life will be returning to normal. the current live/work balance has been permanently disrupted and both the office and home design standards are now outdated and almost obsolete. ‘the solution is not to be found inside the houses, but outside’ the designers share.

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the project can provide a solution to both private home-owners and companies, that could reduce their rent cost for big offices in central london by purchasing office pods for their employees instead. the structure is low-cost, made out of digitally fabricated birch plywood modules. starting from a minimum of 1.8 x 2.4m at £5k, the home office pods can grow infinitely, by just adding more modules. all modules come at a fixed height of 2.5m which is the max height that doesn’t require a planning permission. the standard finish includes corrugated clear polycarbonate cladding that protects the interior space from the elements and allows for natural light to flood the internal space.

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the wall modules can host different finishes such as peg wall, mirror, plain or decorated wood, etc. the user can compose the interiors to their taste and needs. the higher-spec version includes insulated wall/roof/floor panels and glass door/windows. each component of the home-office pod is geometrically efficient and minimizes any material waste. the dimensioning of each component is based on human dimensions and standard material dimensions. the whole project is designed, manufactured and pre-assembled in the UK.




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the plywood structure has modules that can be customized with different finishes

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my room in the garden provides a space for both work and relaxation

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peg walls facilitate organization within the space

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the plywood structure is CNC’d and delivered on-site pre-assembled to ease construction

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the pod is modular and can fit in gardens of any size

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the basic unit is 1.8 x 2.4m

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project info:


name: my room in the garden
architects: boano prišmontas



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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom