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Architectural Design: Nest Pod by Fernando RomeroThursday 17 March 2016
Written by: Daria Spiewok
Our interior design magazine will introduce one of today’s most relevant international architects. Fernando Romero is tightly involved in architectural design. The architect has designed a house of the future Nest Pod.
Fernando Romero’s projects address a wide range of public and private initiatives from community education to urban development. Fernando Romero has been selected to design the New International Airport for Mexico City. It is estimated that the project will require an investment of 9 billion dollars. It is going to be the most sustainable airport in the world. During his practice in Europe, Romero worked in Paris under Jean Nouvel and in Rotterdam under Rem Koolhaas.
Fernando Romero has found a firm FR-EE. Converging organic and systematic design approaches, FR-EE’s projects translate contemporary moments of society and culture into built form, achieving ground-breaking results through extensive technological advancements, through research, and implementation of green infrastructures. The concept of translation embodies his understanding of architecture, using design to transform context, conditions and moments into buildings and places with structured identities. Ultimately, the goal of each project is to experience and render periods of societal, political and economic transformation into three-dimensional form.
Today FR-EE is a global architecture and design practice operating at the intersection of culture, development and technology with offices in New York and Mexico City. Collaboration is central to FR-EE’s design investigation, working closely with clients, policy makers, curators, educators, non-profit entities, developers, engineers, contractors, artists and anthropologists, to ultimately reach comprehensive and innovative solutions. Beyond practicing design, FR-EE orchestrates initiatives aimed at elevating standards of living and education, particularly in Latin America, through research, sports and curation.
The Nest Pod is a pre-crafted home that belongs both to Architecture and Product design worlds. Manufacturing this house will require the same discipline of the construction of a car, a yacht, or an airplane. We live in a world where mobility became a very important asset, and this house is designed for a new generation of people that can live simultaneously in different parts of the world. It is an innovative prefabricated house, which is intelligently suited for any environment or location, answering to these urging necessities. Its elliptical shape allows the building to harmoniously relate to any context. The minimized footprint greatly reduces the impact on the build site, by preserving a natural environment or requiring a small site in an urban landscape.
Derived from the elliptical forms found in nature, the home responds to it environment with a slight shift of the main horizontal axis, which provides passive shading on its most vulnerable sides. The 95 sqm. dwelling’s interior is split along the North-South axis, creating opportunities for flow of natural ventilation and interaction through the interior spaces. The structural grid, which radiates from the center, allows the home to be easily fabricated off-site, shipped, and constructed on location.
The sleek, smooth exterior dialogues with its gently carved interior spaces. One single public area opens to the exterior by its panoramic windows, oriented North and South. A wall compression in the center of the house allows two areas, for dining and living, which defines as well on the sides the space for the two private rooms. Each dwelling is customizable in room number and color, allowing each user to create a one of a kind experiential dwelling.
The Revolution brings with it a culmination of nature derived forms and environmental spaces designed for the modern dweller.
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