They’re Like Peace in a Pod

November 12, 2009 by

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Imagine yourself in the city all day with no place to rest and relax. Your not the type to rent a hotel room by the hour, and there’s only so long you can sit at Starbucks, besides it’s not so peaceful.

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Enter the Sleepbox.  Designed for public spaces like airports, railroad stations, and shopping centers, it is a small pod-like mobile space (2m x 1.4m x 2.3m) containing a bed with an automatic linen changing apparatus.

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Sleepbox is equipped with a ventilation system, sound alerts, built-in LCD TV, WiFi, sockets for a laptop and charging phones. Under the lounges is a place for luggage.  Payment is made on a shared terminal, which provides the client with an electronic key.

If the exterior could be modified to blend in with it’s surroundings, I could see this in an area of a public park area surrounded by trees. The public bench alternative for reposing 15 minutes to a few hours and no worry about getting arrested for loitering.

via Yanko Design and Arch Group

  • http://haneshirleysmith.blogspot.com Shane

    Not sure how I feel about this. It sort of freaks me out a bit…kindof like pod people. Says a lot about our society that we would need pods for people to catch a couple of zzz’s.

  • http://shaneshirleysmith.blogspot.com Shane

    Oops, my name link was bad. This one is better.
    Peace, Love and Eco-Shane

  • http://www.jpetersongardendesign.com Jenny Peterson

    Because I can sleep anywhere, at any time, I had often thought of something like this over the years! Mostly at an airport when you have a few hours’ layover. But the pod in the park does creep me out a bit—you’re walking your dog and out comes a sleepy dude rubbing his eyes. That’s a bit of a weird mix of public and private not co-mingling too well….

  • http://www.wholesaleinc.net koko

    bring that in my office,plzâ?¦
    or in meeting room

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