manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod
 
manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod
aug 09, 2010

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod

‘polyhedron pod’ by manuel villa arquitecto all images courtesy of manuel villa arquitecto

 

 

colombia-based manuel villa arquitecto has completed a habitable polyhedron dwelling for a backyard in bogota. designed for a couple and their newborn son, the aim of ‘polyhedron pod’ is to create a space separate from the domestic environment for leisure activities such as reading. the mini-villa also serves as a bridge to reconnect with nature and the surrounding landscape.

 

the design features an expansive wooden deck leading up to a set of glass and steel doors. built-in furniture in the interior includes a desk, cupboards, shelving, and a bench. the walls are left in its natural, untreated teak form on the inside, while a black, honeycomb-patterned skin wraps the outside.

 

the shape and algorithm of the structure was determined after a number of model studies. the finished form was chosen for its versatility, adaptability and structure.

 

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod (left) view of the interior from the outside (right) entrance

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod back window

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod elevation

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod (left) in context (right) night view

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod (left) entryway (right) interior space

 

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod diagram of the pod’s versatility

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod form study

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod model and construction

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod fold out

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod plan

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod sections

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod elevations

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod sectional sketch

 

manuel villa arquitecto: polyhedron pod sketching

  • Amazing…so georgeous…really smart art

    erdiana kartikasari
  • Really good!

    rationalshopping.com
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    princeJ.
  • an interesting form, good work..

    ein
  • Yeah, and live like a bee… :S
    I could be the queen of village 😀

    Maya
  • Superb! Imagine four of them with a centralised covered roof & glass. Warm and cosy d;-)

    Jetwax
  • good idea but could develop further. The architect didn’t use the full potential of the truncated icosehadron. A respactable start though

    Turk
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