Alternative offices are far more exciting to work in than the standard desk and partition sort of space (and we would agree as we are currently moving into our new office, which used to be a public WC in Brighton and we are nicknaming Studio Loo). Having an interesting space around you really can boost your creativity and productivity. But offices do not usually get as alternative as the Exbury Egg…
This floating, self sustaining office is a combined project between British design firm SPUD, Perring Architecture + Design (PAD), boat builder Paul Baker, naval architect Stephen Payne, and artist Stephen Turner – with Turner being the lucky person who will inhabit the space for the next 12 months. He will use this time to document the tidal creek and humans own interaction with nature.
Two years in the making, the Exbury Egg now sits atop a tidal section of the River Beaulieu, where it will rise with the tides and rest on the estuary bed when the waters recede.
The cold moulded plywood and local timber create a beautifully organic space which although sparse, feels very cocoon like.
The space is rather minimal, with a hammock taking up most of the internal space, along with a stove and working area. A wet room style bathroom is also included.
After the 12 month residency the Exbury Egg will become a travelling exhibition – hopefully it will travel close to Brighton so we have the opportunity to visit this beautiful piece of micro architecture.
(images via Inhabitat)