Designer Alice Blyton has spent several years studying living quarters in extreme conditions, such as mountain huts, submarines and underground bunkers. The result of these studies was the Monade capsule - a kind of quiet haven on the roof of a building, where office workers can escape from their usual work bustle for a while, enjoying peace and quiet against the backdrop of the cityscape.
The name itself - Monade - is derived from a philosophical term meaning the smallest unit. It will be in the full sense of the word "extreme" room, stuck to the edge of the roof, which can be entered through a hatch. The capsule is made mostly of plastic with minimal comforts inside - a table and an office chair. Transparent walls guarantee an excellent view of its inhabitants and a plentiful stream of diffused sunlight.
The project is already underway. With the help of a Dutch swimming pool company, 21 capsules are manufactured in four different configurations. True, it is not yet clear how the Monade will be attached to the building, but the author of the project intends to solve this problem.
“The capsules scattered around the city, ” says Alice Blyton, “will give you the opportunity to look at it from different points of view, which will allow you to perceive the surrounding space in a new way. The capsules are designed primarily for office workers, providing them with a place for solitude and relaxation, and at the same time - to communicate with the environment. "