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Small space living - The home of the future?

More and more we are becoming aware that as urban spaces grows larger, urban living spaces are becoming smaller - what is the solution for comfortable living in the future?

MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places team has created a solution that is definitely a futuristic solution for small space living. Called the CityHome this device is literally a “home in a box” and is controlled in a very Minority Report manner.

The device is equipped with sensors, motors and LED lights it is controlled by air gestures and your voice. The CityHome “box” contains bed, a workspace, a dining table for six, a kitchen counter, a stovetop, and a multipurpose storage space all within a large closet-sized module. Built atop low-friction rollers, the mechanical box easily slides around your apartment, and its interior spaces can be expanded or shrunk as needed.

Although CityHome is still a prototype, lead researcher Kent Larson has told Co.Design that the team intends to bring the product to market, either through crowdfunding or a commercial sponsor. “This would work well in the 30 to 40 Innovation Cities where young people are priced out of the market,” Larson explains.

Watch the incredible prototype at work here



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