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New York – Asmbld’s reconfigurable spaces concept suggests a new approach to interior architecture.
Under the name Project Dom Indoors, this new Brooklyn-born research initiative is a vehicle for rethinking the human habitat. It was conceived in response to how rising property prices are forcing people into increasingly small spaces, most noticeably in Manhattan.
The project is an experiment in architectural robotics. It plays with reconfiguration robots, maintenance robots and other robots to explore how indoor spaces could adapt as living habits evolve.
The idea is that people will be able to use the system to build new rooms or download new furniture designs that would emerge from the modular floor, and this would be repeatable on demand. If it went into production it could change how shared workspaces are modified for various users and events, and how family members adapt their home to their individual needs.
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