aodh design constructs small floating pod out of abadoned building materials aodh design constructs small floating pod out of abadoned building materials
jul 01, 2016

aodh design constructs small floating pod out of abadoned building materials

aodh design constructs small floating pod out of abadoned building materials
(above) ‘inusara’ before sailing out to sea




constructed out of materials from abandoned buildings, ‘inusara’s’ aim is to recreate the sensual experience of abandoned buildings. presented by eoghan o’ broin for his product design thesis project at the national college of art and design in dublin, this floating structure references the designer’s obsessions since he was a child with abandoned places: ‘being arrested at 12 is bound to have a profound effect on a young boy. what I couldn’t explain to my parents at the time was that I needed to get inside the abandoned hotel, needed to experience the shadows and ghosts of the past, the isolation.’


video courtesy of aodh design




aodh design constructed ‘inusara’ solely of salvaged materials found at building’s ruins that have been reduced to rubble. with it, he wants to give these buildings a new lease of life in the form of a floating pod able to host one individual to relax and replicate the emotions in perceived isolation. the designer comments that hetried to analyze the emotions of when I used to break in abandoned buildings, played upon all of my sense. as a city-based student immersed in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, I wondered how it might be possible to somehow step out of this hectic world, even for a few minutes.’

‘inusara’ in the sea

kids queuing up to visit ‘inusara’

general assembly of the ‘inusara’ pod




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