'Man Cave' | AJ+C
In a Surry Hills Warehouse there is a unique sculptural pod being created by a design team at AJ+C. Affectionately nicknamed the ‘Man Cave’ within the office, this curvilinear form containing master bedroom and ensuite, was realised through cutting edge technology both in design and manufacturing. Using a combination of 3D modeling in Rhino and scripting through Grasshopper, the intriguing shape took digital form.
Involved at the initial design stages, I modeled the external shell and internal walls which were created from a single surface, bent and molded to imitate the initial concept sketches, so that the pod sat snuggly between the existing warehouse rafters. Once the overall shape was established another colleague and I designed the internal furniture to connect to and become a part of the pod. These peel away from or into the internal wall surface, and a shapely stand-alone entertainment console and wardrobe is positioned to divide the bathroom and bedroom.
Advanced 3D model making skills allowed this unique design to become a reality. Three-dimensional files could be shared with the Brisbane based yacht fabricators, Mouldcam, in order to manufacture the exact form of the pod. These digital technologies gave the design process a simplicity which allowed for a timely fabrication and the stunning results of this incredibly detailed and captivating form.