Reconfigurable House 2.0 @ Z33

The Reconfigurable House is an environment constructed from thousands of low tech components that can be “rewired” by visitors. The project is a critique of ubiquitous computing “smart homes”, which are based on the idea that technology should be invisible to prevent DIY.

Smart homes actually aren’t very smart simply because they are pre-wired according to algorithms and decisions made by designers of the systems, rather than the people who occupy the houses.

In contrast to such homes, which are not able to adapt structurally over time, the many sensors and actuators of Reconfigurable House can be reconnected endlessly as people change their minds so that the House can take on completely new behaviours.


Reconfigurable House 2 at Place@Space at Z33.be from Adam Somlai-Fischer on Vimeo.


Reconfigurable House 2.0 from haque d+r on Vimeo.

Credits

RECONFIGURABLE HOUSE TEAM
USMAN HAQUE (UK), AI HASEGAWA (JP), BARBARA JASINOWICZ (PL), GABOR PAPP (HU), BENGT SJOLEN (SE), ADAM SOMLAI-FISCHER (HU), TAMAS SZAKAL (HU)
Based on work by the reorient.hu team

Reorient was created by: Anna Baróthy, Balázs Bodó, Attila Bujdosó, Panni Dávidházy, Pierre Földes, Krisztián Kelner, Ida Kiss, Gergely Kovács, Melinda Matúz, Attila Nemes, Anita Pozna, Gergely Salát, Adam Somlai-Fischer, Barbara Sterk, Tamás Szakál, Samu Szemerey, Zsuzsanna Szvetelszky.

Publicity

Reconfigurable house 2.0 was open to the public in Hasselt, Z33.be. 4.08 – 5.08

Featured on Beyond the Beyond by Bruce Sterling at Wired Blog

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