Laptop Pods — Love it or Leave it?
Design Junkies – the second I saw these, I knew I needed to get your opinion.
For its design of the 242-apartment, ‘Society’ complex in South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia, the architects—Plus Architecture—wanted to create a sense of community.
Core to its concept is an active communal lobby including a lounge and bar, surrounded by coffee shops and restaurants, and with access to a ‘contemplation garden.’
These egg-like ‘laptop pods’ are part of its ‘Lobby Culture.’ Designed by Emma Selzer of stacked, laser-cut plywood, the pods are meant to entice residents to work in the common spaces, instead of tucking themselves away in their own apartments.
What’s your reaction to the laptop pods? Tell us what you think.