In the countryside of Gloucestershire, architects from the British studio Podmakers have created a unique capsule space for work or play, which can be installed anywhere and even after installation is easily turned in the desired direction. The house called Escape Pod, with an area of only 7 m², can serve as a place for privacy, or it can be equipped as an office - the architects have provided various options for filling the capsule.
The Escape Pod is made entirely of different wood species, allowing it to blend in with its natural environment. Despite the seeming simplicity, the dwelling boasts good technical equipment. For example, the entrance hatch is opened using a special wooden mechanism. And the location of the structure on the platform half a meter from the ground allows you to rotate it around the axis.
The starting price of the house is £ 19,800. It may vary depending on the chosen option of decoration, furnishings and equipment.
Those who do not strive for such a strict space saving will like another option - capsule tree houses in the Italian Alps from the ABC Arconsulting studio of the architect Beltrame Claudio. The Pigna project was developed back in 2014 for the competition, but only recently two houses have appeared in the forest near the Tarvisio commune. The houses are three-level, each with an area of 70 m². Cross-laminated wood was selected as the material.
Ground floor - terrace with panoramic mountain views. The second one houses the living room, kitchen and bathroom. Finally, the third floor is a bedroom, from which you can admire the starry sky through the round window in the roof.