Galini Sleeping Pod

Monterey, CA

Client

Signature Investments Group - Nick Jekogian III

Role

Design Architect

Type

Temporary Structure

Program

Dwelling Unit

Status

Proposal 2018

Size

300 sq. ft.

About the Project

The Galini Sleeping Pod for Walden Monterey builds on DFA’s experience envisioning one-off solutions for environmentally sensitive or challenged sites, in addition to its expertise integrating urban, architectural and interior design.The Galini Sleeping Pod is designed as a fully self-sustaining, zero impact structure. The 300-square-foot sleeping accommodation with shower, sink and toilet can be shipped to remote locations and placed in the landscape with very little impact on the site natural system. Four legs covering 13-square-feet in total suspend the pod off the ground allowing for plants and animals to not be displaced and exist beneath. Drawing its water supply from an atmospheric water generator and recycling all wastewater by means of organic filtration, the pod has no impact on the local environment and local water table. The electrical supply is generated through the combination of both wind and solar technology. Galini’s structure is 97% waste efficient in its construction through the use of 3D printed technology,consisting of a Carbon Fiber Infused Bio-Material that can be skinned in various materials according to needs. DFA has worked alongside Branch Technologies, out of Tennessee, to develop the 3D printing Structure.

Inspiration

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