A Design Award : Design by Architect Selwyn Blackstone and Conceptualied by Designer Jason Fremder, the approach to the project required thinking outside the box. It was imperative that at a practical level, the project would be progressive while utilizing existing technologies. PIR panels supply structural integrity, thermal insulation and excellent acoustic properties. Alucobond brings limitless design possibilities with the aid of CNC technology. The clever use of minimal steel in the right places creates a box that suffers no twist or bend. The ability to assemble a Harwyn Pod from scratch in 4 days is an accomplishment that the team is proud of.
The project was born by the desire to create a space that would bend to the need of the user while being luxurious and opulent, blending with nature. The initial motive came of necessity. With the birth of my first daughter, I required a quite place to continue working without leaving the house. The choice was to rent an office, or create a permanent structure that would be manufactured off site. And there the idea for the Harwyn Pod was born together with the birth of my first daughter.
The Harwyn Pod is a premium permanent structure designed from the ground up with the ability to be easily relocated at any time. It is luxurious but homey with an aim to blendArchitecture with nature.
Consciousness arises in the presence of the object it apprehends, likewise the optimal use for a Harwyn Pod arises in the presence of the Pod user. A drummer sees a Harwyn, they see the ultimate drum room that will provides the creative space to explore their art form. When aSchool Principal sees the Harwyn, it is apparent that the Pod will serve as the ultimate flexible meeting space the school has so desperately needs. The flow and interaction with a Harwyn Pod is always determined by a user.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The seed idea for the project was first conceived in December 2012. Prototype sketched in February 2013. Prototype production commenced June 2013. First installed for client July 2014 in Melbourne Australia.
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