British engineer Jag Virdie had a good run in the automotive design space, working for Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Lotus. In 2010 Virdie went rogue, forming his own company to develop an active wing system for cars; Jaguar Land Rover then purchased the technology.
Now retired, Virdie found a new challenge to tackle: Building a completely spherical structure that could be used as an office or crashpad. While attempting to wrestle usable space out of such an odd geometric shape might sound silly, Virdie's project is interesting to see from an engineering-challenge perspective, and he does tick off some benefits of spherical structures:
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Through his new company, Conker Living, Virdie is offering the pods for sale for £21,000 (USD $27,421). He envisions them eventually being sold in a variety of styles and for a variety of settings.