"the integration of environment, work processes and technology to provide human augmentation which facilitates Transition Managers in their work thereby enabling them to remain requisite with the rapidly increasing change and complexity our society has created and now faces but has not prepared for."In a nutshell, shedworking. Taylor's aims for the mediaPod are that it should be easily and quickly installable, seat four to five adults, have good soundproofing, and fit within a 9 foot ceiling and 10 foot 6 inch footprint.It's interesting inside too with a sliding, rotating shelf mechanism which holds monitors, keyboards and any media equipment. There are lots more photos and plenty of excellent explanation of the actual build at Matthew's site here. In fact he has been working on shedlike atmospheres for some time. Pictured below are details of his Work Conservatory. Built of glass, steel and wood here's how he describes the philosophy behind the idea:
"The theme of the environment is an image from Omar Khayan, a Zen Garden, a piece of Xanadu [link]. The environment is to be tactile and sensuous, high touch and to be, visually, “frozen music.” It is to bring to work the concept of leisure and to bring both into the home. It is “Victorian” (in the best sense of the concept) in sensibility and detailing."Thanks to John Chapman for the alert.