Is the pod lifestyle on its way back? Fernando Romero thinks so

Architecture International
Interior Render (Courtesy Fernando Romero)

Interior Render (Courtesy Fernando Romero)

Mexican architect Fernando Romero has brought back pod living after a 50 year hiatus from the architectural mainframe. Looking like an export from Mars, a new design for pod living by Mexican architect Fernando RomeroThe Nest Pod, is a new take on an old concept.

(Courtesy Fernando Romero)

(Courtesy Fernando Romero)

Working in collaboration with developer Robbie Antonio as part of Revolution Precrafted, the pod concept envisions 1960s modular micro-homes in a new stylish contemporary format. Joining Antonio on board with the project is Zaha Hadid, Sou Fujimoto, and Daniel Libeskind.

Romero aimed to reinvent the versatile modular pod living space. Using geometric guidelines and forms found in nature, Romero said that The Nest Pod “provides passive shading on its most vulnerable sides.”

Interior Bedroom Render (Courtesy Fernando Romero)

Interior Bedroom Render (Courtesy Fernando Romero)

Occupying 1,022 square feet, the humble dwelling is divided along its North-South axis, allowing the space to be naturally ventilated. Nearly all the pod’s components are prefabricated, making it easily constructed on site.

(Courtesy Fernando Romero)

(Courtesy Fernando Romero)

Interior Render (Courtesy Fernando Romero)

Interior Render (Courtesy Fernando Romero)

Interior Bathroom Render (Courtesy Fernando Romero)

Interior Bathroom Render (Courtesy Fernando Romero)

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