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

  • OH. EM. GEE. GENIUS!

    I would like it in ‘house’ size please, stat.

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    Crystal
  • What do you do about waste water and potable water? Or, does it need a companion shelter to accommodate those issues?

    Cool looking structure but a little tight in space.

    Patrick J. Meehan, AIA, AICP
  • Does the octagonal deck in front hinge up to protect the glazed face? If a remote, wooded structure, vulnerable to break ins, that might be a nice added feature.

    gcrbook
  • I could live there!

    Jaime Joel Rodríguez Santiago
  • Sooooo gorgeous. I don’t care about the price, I need it. Like yesterday.

    C.S.M
  • how much migth it cost?

    Enrique
  • amazing
    i like sketches

    conquer
  • Nice project ! 🙂
    I need same thing for my garden

    sakio artconek.com
  • I love it. Must have indeed. First I need a garden.

    amanda
  • Pretty, amazing

    a must have.

    izanafu

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