The POD iDLADLA is a modular, prefabricated nano-home designed and manufactured in South Africa. The concept and architectural design is by Clara da Cruz Almeida and the interior and product design by DOKTER AND MISSES.


Each is prefabricated off-site, to specific client specification, allowing one to start simply with a shell or to go for a full-on kitted out interior. Several 17-square-meter units can be positioned in various configurations to form larger, multi-use living areas. A simpler life will allow you to concentrate on what matters: the experience of living; it takes five minutes to clean and saves effort and time even in the daily task of cooking because everything is reached while you are standing on the same spot. If you move, from city to city, or just from one suburb to another, you can ultimately just move the house with you, saving time on house hunting.

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Clara da Cruz Almeida was born and educated in Mozambique; she completed a BArch at the University of Cape Town. She has worked in the USA, Hong Kong, Beijing, London, Cape Town and Johannesburg. She is the principle architect of CLARA ALMEIDA ARCHITECTS. She was elected a member of the 2013 GIfA committee. DOKTER AND MISSES is husband-and-wife team Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin whose respective industrial and graphic design skills combine to create work described as “modernist, where strong construction lines and a bold use of colour create graphic shapes and spaces”. DOKTER AND MISSES was a member of Design Network Africa (2012-2014) and have exhibited their work in London, Miami, New York, Dubai and Basel.

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  1. These are amazing. It's always fascinating to see how creative people can be with small spaces.

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