Escape Pod

City Science

The esc-Pod  (or Escape Pod) is an exploratory platform for researchers investigating moments of refuge within our bustling work lives. The core of the esc-Pod consists of actuated work and rest surfaces. This allows for moments of productivity and relaxation to occur within a single space. The outer skin provides variable transparency, enabling a spectrum of visibility settings according to privacy requirements. The inner skin provides an infrastructure for the modulation of spatial experiences. Each panel is a pixel, connecting itself to the skin network, and can embody an array of senses.