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Saturday, January 23, 2010
An interior architecture student, Bob, was rushing to make it to class on time, about to make his way into the Gatewood lobby.
He was approaching the elevator when he noticed five makeshift shelters, all set up on display by fellow IARC students. Though Bob was in a hurry, he couldn’t help but want to go inside the little homes.
The last one he walked up to really caught his eye. It seemed to almost look like a pod intended for sleeping. He was attracted to the gentle and flowing curves of the structure.
Bob climbed inside the cocoon-like space and appreciated the cushion of the floor, which was created with foam. It even had a pillow built in to rest his head. He noticed that the structure had a flap to pull down, creating a private space. He pulled the door down, making the shelter dark and perfect for sleeping. One end of the pod had been made into a plastic window, in order to let just a bit of light in.
A sense of tranquility came over Bob due to the soft textures inside the space. There were no distracting or out of place features in the pod, such as fabrics with patterns or odd shapes. This environment did not invigorate Bob; it comforted him and helped him fall asleep.