Inspired by the forest, Kauupi & Kauppi designed a new collection of fabric-covered acoustic meeting rooms called BuildUp Pods & Pavilions for Glimakra of Sweden. The first introduction includes three meeting pods that are designed for openness, accessibility and functionality in the new workplace.
Unlike other pod designs, Kauupi & Kauppi wanted the BuildUp Pods & Pavilions to be inclusive. They shared:
Imagine a forest clearing surrounded by trees. A subdued place of rest that is never completely quiet. Throughout the process, we took the forest as inspiration. The vision was to design inviting, comfortable conference rooms that neither close nor exclude each other. Rooms that offer focus, but not necessarily absolute tranquility. Natural interiors to share with others.
The collection currently includes a round pod for meetings of 4-6 people, a medium-sized oval pod for group meetings of 8-10 people and a large oval pod for conferences of 12-14 people. The construction time is about two hours for two people. All rooms are completely self-supporting, as there are no floor, wall or ceiling attachments. This also means that the pods can be moved if a new location is desired. The functional features include fabric-covered walls indoors and outdoors (effective sound absorption in the meeting room and for the surroundings of the meeting room), sound-absorbing curtains that can be operated manually or automatically, a curved magnetic circuit board, including flexible monitor mounts and everything necessary for power , Cable and technology management.
The wooden rafters let light through from the outside environment, but supplemental lighting can be installed and suspended from the ceiling rafters or through the gaps in the rafters from the outside ceiling. The rafters also provide a safety feature so that the sprinkler system can work effectively when the occasion calls for it.
For more information on the BuildUp Pods and Pavilions, visit glimakra.com.