Swiss company, Micasa Lab, has conceived ‘Cocoon 1’ – a self-sufficient living pod deconstructing the notion of a sanctuary. The design is an outcome of ongoing research by the firm exploring the complex idea of human space and living. Defined by a 180cm diametre translucent shell, the ‘Cocoon 1’ challenges the pre-conceived perceptions of a furniture piece, through sectioning the space by various colored modules – the confined area is divided into efficient and functional zones.
Through connecting various modules, the uses of ‘Cocoon 1’ can adapt to differing needs – for example, connecting sleeping or storage units. Every ‘Cocoon 1’ comes with three basic parts know as the ‘Foundation 360’ and two ‘Pillow 90’ modules, recognisable through the vivid coloring. The range of living elements extend beyond the assumed, there are even modules designed enabling basic cooking where batteries are used to operate the stove, wi-fi and the media component of the re-envisioned dwelling.
For outdoor use, specialised attachments can be installed – each one can be bought separately according to a user’s requirements. The kitchen feature comes with a power pack which has enough power for 40 hours of light, or 20 hours of light and 30 minutes of cooking, and the water extension can be combined with ‘Foundation 360’ which has a pipe for outflow.
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