Every two years, architects and home builders around the San Francisco Bay Area combine forces in Palo Alto, Calif., to build an 11-plot complex of playhouses for Rebuilding Together Peninsula, a charity that raises money to fix up houses for locals living on the poverty line. The modern cube above? That's Mod Pod Time Machine, the work of the Palo Alto-based firm Inhabiture Design, which aimed to make an angular hut that could be used as an "adult sanctuary, office or home studio," writes Houzz. Like the Piet Mondrian-inspired playhouse built earlier this year for another branch of Rebuilding Together, this one boasts a geometric exterior, though with donated cedar cladding, a geometric sculptural add-on, and shelves of succulents, the mod effect is much more refined. Inside: a Louis Ghost chair and flooring made of a comic strip by a local artist.
Inhabiture Design's creation, as well as its 10 compadres, will be on view starting June 8 in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.