CityHome

MIT Media Lab’s CityHome is essentially an entire apartment packed into a transforming box that’s controlled by touch and motion sensors.

Pull your arm back, and a bed or dining table appears. Wave your hand, and the lights dim and blinds close. Gently touch the counter, and the entire unit moves backwards or forwards, revealing (or concealing) a bathroom.

Like the eight-room, 420-square-foot apartment in New York, the idea is to pack as many living areas into as small a space as possible. In the case of CityHome, a 200 square foot apartment seems as though it’s three times larger.

Want one for your own micro apartment? It’s a very real possibility. Lead researcher Kent Larson told Fast Company that the plan is to bring CityHome to market through either a startup or a commercial sponsor.

Somebody bankroll this thing right now, please.

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