Kids Pod

Kids Pod, a stunning project by architects Mihaly Slocombe is both an attractive and practical design, exhibiting the warmth that Hoop Pine plywood can bring to any living space.

Architect: Mihaly Slocombe Photographer: Emma Cross

From the architects:

Kids Pod is a pavilion extension to an older project of ours, connected to the original via a glazed bridge. It is located on a vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula, with views across the vines and valley beyond. It contains a bedroom, playroom and bathroom for our clients’ current and future grandchildren. It is a reinterpretation of how we once imagined our own childhood cubbyhouse to be: playful, theatrical, secretive and robust.

Inside, a retractable wall and theatre-inspired curtain divide the rooms, permitting multiple configurations. They can be open and connected, or enclosed for privacy and rest. The corridor is many things: a playroom for toddlers; a reading nook for teenagers; a stage for performances. The plywood lining brings warmth and texture to the rooms, and will absorb the mayhem of growing children with ease.