14 Nov 2011

House R128

I am just loving houses with funny names at the moment! This sounds like it belongs in a Star Wars movie or something... It looks like it could too if I'm honest...

The house was designed and built by Werner Sobek in Stuttgart, Germany. The house is devoid of switches, door handles and other fitting normally associated with a contemporary house. Operations such as opening and closing windows, watering the garden and setting the room temperature all use a custom house control software. a mix of sensors, voice activation and touch screens control the various functions.

What this house does is remarkable and an exploitation of modern technology however, it does not simplify life through reducing complexity but more replace simple physical actions with a computer language... is there a need for what it has achieved?

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