The Pod

Designed by Fathom Architects in London, The Pod is a 12 sqm moveable structure created exclusively for podcast recordings and is a fully functional studio seating up to six people.

Fathom Architects, The Pod, London, 2017
A new moveable podcast studio, The Pod, launches at White City Place, the former BBC Media Village in London’s White City. Conceived by creative agency dn&co with design by Fathom Architects, the structure is the first transferrable studio of its kind to be available for public use in the UK. The Pod is a 12 sqm moveable structure created exclusively for podcast recordings and is a fully functional studio seating up to six people. The Pod will enable brands, entrepreneurs and publications to take the first steps into the world of audio, with technical support on-hand.

 

Fathom Architects, the designers behind the podcast studio, drew inspiration from temporary structures, loudspeakers and the movement of sound to create a disrupted cube with audio waves emanating from its centre. A circular window referencing a speaker cone acts as the central point on three sides of the pod, allowing visual connections between the broadcasters and passers-by. The bold patterned facade of The Pod, represented by 350,000 printed ‘pixels’, was generated from the digital script translation of the first spoken words transmitted by radio: “One, two, three, four. Is it snowing where you are Mr Thiessen?” documenting the interference patterns of sound waves.

Fathom Architects, The Pod, London, 2017
Fathom Architects, The Pod, London, 2017

The Pod, London
Program: temporary pavilion
Architect:  Fathom Architects
Area: 12 sqm
Completion: 2017

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