By Fernando Romero
1BR: 95 square meters
2BR: 95 square meters
The Nest Pod is a pre-crafted home that belongs both to Architecture and Product design worlds. Manufacturing this house will require the same discipline of the construction of a car, a yacht, or an airplane.
We live in a world where mobility became a very important asset, and this house is designed for a new generation of people that can live simultaneously in different parts of the world. It is an innovative prefabricated house, which is intelligently suited for any environment or location, answering to these urging necessities. Its elliptical shape allows the building to harmoniously relate to any context. The minimized footprint greatly reduces the impact on the build site, by preserving a natural environment or requiring a small site in an urban landscape.
Derived from the elliptical forms found in nature, the home responds to it environment with a slight shift of the main horizontal axis, which provides passive shading on its most vulnerable sides.
The 95 sqm. dwelling’s interior is split along the North-South axis, creating opportunities for flow of natural ventilation and interaction through the interior spaces. The structural grid, which radiates from the center, allows the home to be easily fabricated off-site, shipped, and constructed on location.
The sleek, smooth exterior dialogues with its gently carved interior spaces. One single public area opens to the exterior by its panoramic windows, oriented North and South. A wall compression in the center of the house allows two areas, for dining and living, which defines as well on the sides the space for the two private rooms. Each dwelling is customizable in room number and color, allowing each user to create a one of a kind experiential dwelling.
The Revolution brings with it a culmination of nature derived forms and environmental spaces designed for the modern dweller.
Multi-awarded Architect, urban designer, educator,
author and philanthropist who has been recognized
for his work on the New Mexico City International
Airport and the Museo Soumaya.