Floating office modules are the future of a truly flexible lifestyle and remote working!
Forget about waterfront desks, what about an office literally on the water? Think of the Enclaves as the office and the artificial river (productivity levels not included in the structure). Remote working and flexible lifestyle have seen a boom thanks to the pandemic which has led to many innovative designs like this floating desktop module which is a low impact concept offering the best of views with maximum privacy. for concentration.
In the future, you will find enclaves floating on the Vistula with Wawel Castle as a backdrop. Designer Agnieszka Białek, who made this zen desk module, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, which explains the picturesque theme. Białek was inspired by her usual pandemic walks (which have been the highlight of all of our lives) along the Vistula and thought how cool it would be to have floating shared workspaces that don’t would have no footprint on the earth. You will need to use a kayak to get to the pod which means effectively removing any disturbance from people. The pods will be designed to be active day and night and can be rented by the hour to host meetings, change of scenery or simply enter an area of deep concentration!
The architectural structure has soft, curved edges and a contemporary look that contrasts with the natural setting but still complements it. Since the pods float on the river, this reduces the utility requirement to almost zero and there is no degradation of the soil. The enclaves look like bubbles on the river – the natural foam creates floating geometric shapes that developed into a larger version for the project. Like water lilies, pods are anchored to the river bed and also attached to each other like a network which makes it modular in nature. Pods can be 3D printed in days using waterproof and recycled / recyclable materials to further reduce their environmental impact. It comes with built-in furniture that creates versatile spaces to suit everyone’s personality and work needs.
“It is still difficult to define the changes that [COVID-19] will do in the long term architecture. We know for sure that we are facing a new reality. Remote working has become the norm for most businesses and will continue for a long time to come. Therefore, employees will be able to choose the time and form of work. To a large extent, we will notice fatigue with the space of the house. We will gladly move the work area from home to another location. The concept makes remote working possible, becomes a comfortable place for online meetings or relax in the new reality of reduced touch, ”says Białek. Until we can have our own enclaves, let’s continue these daily walks.
Designate: Monolight Studio