We propose an extensible cellular building structure inspired by examples from the 1960'ies Metabolistic Architecture or Archigram's Plug-In City. Each pod has a volume of 10x10x8m and is arranged into a deformable grid, with plug-in connections on four sides. Members can choose from four templates to start with, but these can be changed completely within the given volume.
We also propose a set of "social utilities" necessary to make such an architectural structure effective. Each pod comes with a basic infrastructure, that provides:
- Navigation — social and spatial using a special dynamic map and elevator.
- Place for Self Expression — Pods are fully modifiable and recognizable from far away.
- Social Sensing and Display — Sensors built into the structure that provide data for displaying popularity of places, update frequencies, etc.
These social utilities transform the pod into a 3d analogy of a profile page: a customizable place for communication, broadcasting, either private or public, as well as being a virtual place that people can visit together.