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

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