OfficePOD -New Office Design for Small Spaces and Even Backyards

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    Mar 17, 2015 9:09 PM GMT
    I hope they come to the US. I think this is a great idea as we move toward more telecommuting but also shirking spaces and small backyards that we might have to add this feature.

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    Mar 17, 2015 9:27 PM GMT
    That's horrible. Are you serious when you say you WANT this to spread?

    First, there's PLENTY of space. Look at NYC. Just build up/vertical. Not everything has to be on the first floor. There are elevators, escalators and stairs.

    Second, if you were to be relegated to this odd cubicle, wouldn't it just be easier to work in your room? Why go to work in a glorified phone booth? This is ridiculous. It's like when college kids get bean bag chairs and plastic storage bins and think that's the wave of the future. No, it's not. Have fun while you're young drinking PBR in bean bag chairs, but no professional or adult would put up with this BS for a minute.
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    Mar 17, 2015 9:39 PM GMT
    Actually I do, that is your interpretation. I would install this in my home office in the yard if I had one. This is not for everyone. Again, I would not delegate this to everyone.

    I would rather have my second bedroom to rent and have this in the backyard. In terms of office space, square foot can be outrages even in San Francisco, and I am sure in NYC as well.
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    Mar 17, 2015 9:53 PM GMT
    Well, the point of these things is that they're supposed to be a step up from a cubicle. Not typically installed in a yard. I can think of all sorts of situations where they would come in handy and make better flexible use of large open spaces. Some of the other configurations shown on the web page are for tiny conference rooms, music practice rooms, tiny retail booths, etc. They might work well to replace the open desks in many older laboratories, which can hardly be used now, due to changing safety regulations.

    They remind me a little of some cool stacking dodecahedral desk pods that were in a school magazine back in the 60's. Each kid was isolated inside his own pod, with the open window facing the teacher. They seemed really, really cool at the time.

    Having worked from home for 15 years now, I wouldn't necessarily go with one of these, but it is important to separate your working space from the rest of the house. Over these years, the "paperless office" has become a reality, and I no longer need the row of file cabinets or cases of journals that used to require a separate office. However it's still important to have a separate space to "go to work," and more importantly, "leave work behind."

    It would also be a lot easier to keep a small space like that "staged" for video conferencing.
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    Mar 18, 2015 3:56 PM GMT
    With a little modifications , it could become a bedroom/bath guest house in your back yard .
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    Mar 19, 2015 5:40 AM GMT
    Makes perfect sense in THIS backyard:

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