George Orwell and Ray Kurzweil’s Architectural Lovechild
A few weeks ago, we looked at CoeLux, a sophisticated LED light that comes close to replicating a naturally sunlit window. The notion of giving advanced technology the duties historically given to mother nature is, for some, kinda weird. But once you get past the weirdness, you see that high technology could theoretically open up new worlds of possibilities in housing design. Many of those possibilities are being explored by technologist Bernardo Schorr’s Mixed Reality Living Space.
he 100 sq ft space consists of transforming furniture and walls where projections are cast onto. According to its website:
Each different arrangement [of the furniture] is recognized in real time by the environment, which sets the mood and decoration accordingly. The same room serves as bedroom, office, dining room, home theater and library.T, making the function and look of the space infinitely changeable.
The project has a somewhat dark application. Schorr speculates that the world may one day soon be so overcrowded that people must living in 100 sq ft windowless rooms. The Mixed Reality Living Space would make those little apartments livable. Schorr says it’s “an [sic] utopian solution for a dystopian scenario.”
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