Over the past few months we have often talked about places where we would have liked to spend the last year, such as the villa that disappears into the Swedish landscape or the resort on Lake Maggiore that combines innovation and tradition. All dreamy places, but never really designed to cope with something like a pandemic.
The Voxel, on the other hand, is a cabin created with the aim of creating a place where you can spend 14 days in quarantine, completely isolated from everything and everyone.
The Voxel is a project by students on the Master’s course in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed over 5 months and finally built in the Collserola natural park, just outside Barcelona.
The project is particularly innovative not only in terms of its purpose, but also of the method and materials used in its construction. For The Voxel, in fact, cross-laminated timber was used and the raw material was taken from the surrounding forest.
In this sense the cabin represents not only an immediate solution to the current health crisis, but also a response to the problem of climate change.
The Voxel measures 12 square metres and inside it you can find everything you need to live comfortably for 14 days: there is a bed facing a window, toilets, a kitchen and a space to work and relax. The presence of three solar panels on the roof allows for uninterrupted electricity supply, even though the cabin is isolated and far from inhabited areas.
We hope you don’t need it, but The Voxel may be the solution to future quarantines, in which case visit the dedicated website to find out more.