student: Pavle Marković
University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
This projects speculates on the possibility of nomadic habitation within the lower layers of troposphere.
In earlier times, nomads would move when they needed resources. Today, the need to move is triggered by many different factors, such as job requirements, seasonal climate changes, or merely adventurous spirit.
Wandering pneumatic pods would provide living conditions for contemporary nomads in any environment, urban or rural. When in the city, the pod connects to an existing building using its infrastructure to recreate full comfort of any regular flat (with a spectacular rooftop view!). In the nature, transparent membrane enables direct and immersive contact with the immediate surroundings. The pod uses hot air to fly, and propel lers to navigate movements.