Urban Working Fuel: The Eco-Pod

  • The ever-inimitable Blah City recently brought our attention to the Eco-Pod, a concept developed by Höweler + Yoon Architecture in collaboration with Squared Design Lab. The pods are both modular office spaces (and, as everyone knows, we love all things stackable) and sources of fuel: the pods harvest micro-algae, which serves as a highly promising bio-fuel type.

    The micro-algae part is quite interesting in itself, as farming algae only requires sugar and cellulose. When we were at Day One of the recent What Design Can Do! Conference at Amsterdam’s Stadsschouwburg, fashion designer Suzanne Lee shared her experiments in growing clothing using cellulose. It looks like cellulose is the next wave in reformulating how and where we work, and what we wear when we head there.