TYME Capsule

Modular design often brings together dichotomies; in this case, the efficiency of fast food service and healthy, locally sourced ingredients.

Commissioned by TYME—a health food company focused on radically changing consumer habits—SITU created the TYME Capsule, a pop-up venue that launched in Times Square in July 2017. With the full functionality of a restaurant packed into 75 sq ft, the Capsule combines the efficiency of fast food service with local ingredients at a micro scale.

Designed to contrast with typical shipping container kiosks, the Capsule has an organic rounded form, clad in cedar wood with modular components and a rooftop garden. Its design stems from a desire to create seamless service, both in terms of the customer experience, as well as employee efficiency. Fabricated in our Brooklyn Navy Yard shop, the Capsule was built and installed in just a few weeks.

It’s the unit’s mobility, however, that has the most potential for widespread impact. With dimensions of 8’x12’, the Capsule can fit on a flatbed truck, on a forklift and serve within almost any space. Deployable everywhere from urban centers to interior spaces to disconnected locations, the Capsule has the potential to provide food access all over the map.

Client

TYME Food

Location

New York, NY

Scope

75 sq ft

Completion

2017

Photography

SITU