Rest, Relax, Recharge

created with Bianca Datta

DUSK is a compact resting space made for brief breaks, naps or meditation during busy times at the office.

Conceptualized as part of the Advancing Wellness Initiative at MIT Media Lab, the philosophy was to make an affordable and easy to fabricate design that could be placed in various corners of the lab.

The design is thoroughly parametric, meaning that DUSK pods can be re-sized according to the height of the user and the thickness of the material.

Post-fabrication, the pieces can be assmbled via press-fit locking mechanism--no screws or nails are required. Due to the nature of the dome structure, it is spacious, rigid and sturdy.

DUSK Resting Space


The original DUSK pod was made using 0.75 in birch plywood, with an inner diameter of 5.5 ft.

The outside of the DUSK pod is covered in black opaque cloth, with future plans for a rigid exterior.