The Pod

London, UK

The Pod is a moveable, temporary recording studio established as a home for local podcasters and musicians and at just 12sqm, it's a small resource with big ambition.

The frame of the structure was created using steel box sections, overlaid with CNC cut and folded mirror finish Dibond aluminium composite.

In partnership with White City Plan, DN&Co Placemaking specialists and Stanhope PLC, Fathom Architects have completed a mobile podcast studio named The Pod.

The Pod is a moveable, temporary structure established as a home for podcasters and musicians. At just twelve square metres, the compact space seats up to six people and is equipped with the latest recording and studio technology.

“...channels the concept of sound movements through and through...”

Curbed

The Pod is free to use for established podcasters, musicians or those with a story to tell.

The studio seats 6.

Charcoalblue were acoustic consultants to Fathom for The Pod, advising on the sound insulation, ventilation noise control, and interior sound-absorbing finishes.

The project is a precursor to the permanent podcast studio currently being constructed in White City Place, with Charcoalblue as theatre and acoustics consultants. Located at the heart of the White City regeneration district, the podcast studio's facade is generated from the first spoken words transmitted by radio - 'One, two, three, four. Is it snowing where you are Mr Thiessen?'

The frame of the structure was created using steel box sections, overlaid with CNC cut and folded mirror finish Dibond aluminium composite for the external facade, and lined with acoustic insulation. Charcoalblue were acoustic consultants to Fathom for The Pod, advising on the sound insulation, ventilation noise control, and interior sound-absorbing finishes.

A concept sketch of the project by Fathom Architects.

A concept sketch of the project by Fathom Architects.

The sound wave form of the sentence 'One, two, three, four. Is it snowing where you are Mr Thiessen?'

The team at Box Deluxe construct The Pod.

The team at Box Deluxe construct The Pod.

Project Details

Client

Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan, Aimco

Completed

2017

Awards

NLA People's Choice Award shortlist

Credits

Architect

Fathom Architects

Brand & Design Consultancy

dn&co

Construction

Box Deluxe

M&E consultant

Sweco UK

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