Cubicles are so 20th century. More people can now work remotely, and want the flexibility to do that wherever they want.
That’s the motivation behind the Greenpod, a futuristic office design concept with walls that can project different surroundings. The idea comes from Neste, an oil refining corporation that produces a renewable diesel fuel from raw materials.
The Greenpod is part of Neste’s ‘Preorder the Future’ initiative, which envisions five innovative products made from sustainable materials. The public and the project‘s jury will vote on their favourite concept, and then Neste will work toward making a prototype of the winning one.
Other projects in the series include a classroom where students use a hologram of the earth, and an app that directs users to businesses that only use sustainable fuels and materials.
The Greenpod looks like a transparent egg and would sit in a park or other public space. Anyone could book one to use as an office or meeting space. The pod’s walls would be transparent, but you could also choose the scenery shown on them using a remote a snowy forest or a beach, for example.
The pod would be designed to block out surrounding noise and have speakers that play music or natural sounds to accompany the chosen scenery. Neste would construct the Greenpod completely from renewable materials. It will fit two to three people and have all the modern conveniences of a normal office, like computers, outlets and WiFi.
Credits ET Realty