Australian design collective SIBLING created a series of impermanent sleeping quarters designed and constructed within a large space.
Australian design collective SIBLING created a series of sleeping pods designed for urban spaces like warehouses and lofts, optimizing space and providing different types of storage. The wooden dwellings are meant to be temporary sleeping quarters, providing a hybrid live-work space at a time when the real estate landscape is shifting towards renting and subletting.
The pods are structured from portal frame sections, connected by large steel threads, and the sections can be dismantled for reassembly elsewhere. They provide alternative living arrangements that can reflect their inhabitants’ personalities.
One of the pods has space dedicated to being inhabited on the outside and gives opportunities to glimpse into the bedroom. A platform runs around the perimeter, which provides a place for performance as well as a wardrobe, desk and shelving.
The other pod has two ply-clad walls that shield one’s view. Between the multi-sized shelving boxes stacked on one wall, three openings provide views through the shelves towards the exterior in order to allow light in. Click through to see pictures of the sleeping pods: