Andrew Maynard's Portable Pod-Shelter Has Green Roof

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Best of Green 2010 Young Architect Andrew Maynard never got to build his BOB popup-camper car, but now is getting to do the next best thing: a pop-up portable pod-shelter for the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.
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Maynard describes it:

The Bot Pod is a simple recycled timber crate with a roof garden. It can be towed throughout the gardens and quickly unfolded to define 3 linked activity zones.

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Here is the frame, under construction. It is such a simple thing, a mobile garden shed with equipment on one side, a little projection-presentation area on the other, topped off with a green roof.


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