About P.O.D.System Architecture

P.O.D.System Architecture is a collaboration between Dezeen and adidas Originals, which calls on architects to create a series of unique conceptual buildings based on the story behind the P.O.D.System shoe.

Launched in 2018, P.O.D.System is a new lifestyle sneaker by adidas Originals. The shoe's distinctive feature is a "podular" outsole made up of three components, each featuring a different shock-absorbing technology taken from the sports brand's recent history.

Dezeen has identified five Los Angeles-based architecture studios – Neil M Denari Architects, Design, Bitches, Brooks + Scarpa, Standard Architecture and Bureau Spectacular – and commissioned each of them to design an architecture concept that responds to the P.O.D.System maxim: "Great alone, better together".

We are publishing a movie about each design throughout August 2018 at: dezeen.com/podsystem.