Architecture firm SOM have unveiled designs for a 3D printed pod that shares power with a 3D printed vehicle.
It’s designed to be totally self-sustaining and portable so you can live off the grid anywhere.
The firm, also known as Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, have described their work as “the world’s largest 3D-printed structure”, with the pod 11.6 metres long and 3.7 metres high.
The pod can be transported and assembled anywhere.
The pods solar paneled roof allows it to operate on clean energy day and night.
But if sunlight isn’t available, the pod and the vehicle can share energy wirelessly via a closed loop battery system.
SOM worked in conjunction with the US Department of Energy to develop the technology for the vehicle and battery.
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