Sleeping Pods

Transient dwellings

This project sees the creation of a series of impermanent sleeping quarters designed and erected within a large warehouse space. A hybrid of work space and contained living quarters are combined to create a live-work dynamic akin to a commune.

Art Exhibition previously on at SIBLING in Victoria, Australia.
From Sunday 01 January 2012 to Saturday 01 December 2012

Sleeping Pods
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Published by anonymous on Friday 20 March 2015.
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The dens are structured from portal frame sections, connected by large steel threads, the sections can be dismantled for reassembly elsewhere.

As current housing markets continue to simultaneously marginalise potential homeowners and renters; and transient living patterns become more widespread- there grows a need to investigate alternative living arrangements which sit outside of this market economy. There is an urgency for us to test out other models. The site is a building site for one of SIBLINGs prospective projects; and rather than allow the building to remain dormant during the documentation process, SIBLING has utilised the space, this stems from a belief that buildings should not be left empty during speculation.

Both dens reflect their inhabitants’ personalities. Qianyi’s den is extroverted with space dedicated to be inhabited on the outside and opportunities to glimpse into the bedroom. A platform runs around the den’s perimeter, which provides a place for performance, prompted by the positioning of wardrobe, desk and shelving on the raised ground. Jono’s den is more introverted with two ply-clad walls that shield one’s view. Between the multi-sized shelving boxes stacked on one wall, three openings provide views through the shelves towards the exterior in order to allow light deep into the den.