THE manner wherein we select to dwell, work and work together in a courageous new COVID world is up for debate and a Gold Coast architect may have the answer.

An revolutionary “podule” idea put ahead by DegenhartSHEDD has been chosen for short-list consideration from 250 submissions in a world design competitors.

The Podule residence idea by Gold Coast structure agency degenhartSHEDD.


The Podule residence has designatd areas for residing and work.


The competitors, led by World Structure Competition and storytelling platform PechaKucha, invited entrants to think about post-virus properties, workplaces and neighbourhoods.

DegenhartSHEDD director Amy Degenhart mentioned The Podule addressed the necessity for extra compact reasonably priced housing with designated areas for each residing and work.

“In a COVID world persons are in search of reasonably priced alternate options to multistorey flats the place you’re sharing frequent areas reminiscent of lifts and facilities,” she mentioned.

“We additionally need to have the ability to make money working from home – strolling up just a few stairs shortens the commute to about three seconds.”

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The Podule residence could be constructed on 50 sqm and are finest suited to a duplex web site.


Household and pals may dwell side-by-side and retain their very own land title.


The Podule could possibly be constructed on as little as 50sq m and contains one bed room, a kitchen, laundry, residing space and a loft-style workplace.

Ms Degenhart mentioned the design suited duplex websites the place pals or household may dwell side-by-side, retaining possession of their land and social connection.

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“COVID has actually highlighted how we deal with older folks in Australia, separating them from household and placing them in properties all collectively,” she mentioned.

“The Podule to me is the right answer as a result of it permits for each social connection, entry to out of doors area and a house by yourself title.”

An artist’s impression of The Podule by Gold Coast structure agency degenhartSHEDD.


The Podule design has been submitted for a world design competitors contemplating properties, workplaces and neighbourhoods in a post-virus world.


DegenhartSHEDD additionally designed the ENVI Micro City Village in Southport the place freehold micro properties on tons as small as 38sq m had been put to marketplace for simply over $300,000.

That mission was this week awarded a gold accolade within the Architectural Design Industrial and Residential class at Australia’s Worldwide Good Design Awards.

The profitable COVID-inspired designs will likely be introduced on the World Architectural Competition, held nearly this yr in December.

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