new york based architecture practice, DFA, has proposed a portable 3D printed structure for an elite respite location which caters to a community of wealthy technologists. the galini sleeping pod offers guests self-sustaining accommodation with zero impact on the 609-acre property known as walden monterey.

mini 3D printed huts offer zero-impact respite for trendy 'agrihood' community

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DFA created the 300-square-foot suspended pod so that it can be easily shipped to remote locations and placed in the landscape with very little impact. its four legs cover 13-square feet in total leaving growing plants and animals to exist below. 

mini 3D printed huts offer zero-impact respite for trendy 'agrihood' community



as well as space to sleep, a shower, sink and toilet offer the necessities, with a water system that draws its supply from an atmospheric water generator which recycles all wastewater through organic filtration. a combination of wind and solar technology produce the pods electrical supply.

mini 3D printed huts offer zero-impact respite for trendy 'agrihood' community

composite 3D printed structure and mechanical unit



the galini comprises a structure which is 97% waste efficient in its construction through the use of 3D printed technology. developed by branch technology this strong shell encases a recycled aluminum base which holds the pod off the ground.

mini 3D printed huts offer zero-impact respite for trendy 'agrihood' community

folded steel stair and exterior / interior decking



located in southern california, walden monterey is a coastal ‘agrihood’ community meaning its a neighbourhood built on a fully-functional farm. it was founded in 2016 by developer nick jekogian as a space for the region’s tech community to eventually buy land. the galini sleeping pod offers a temporary place to stay and rest whilst permanent purchase is considered.

mini 3D printed huts offer zero-impact respite for trendy 'agrihood' community

interior wood finish and waterproof membrane

mini 3D printed huts offer zero-impact respite for trendy 'agrihood' community

solar cell skin and wind turbine

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