Have you ever wondered what the home of the future will look like? As keen admirers of all homes contemporary, minimalist or homely, it is perhaps that of the future that is most curious to SATORI & SCOUT’s studio’s scouting and interests.
With overly-evident trends such as urbanisation and gentrification occurring all over Great Britain and beyond, the increased connectivity (or distancing, some might say) between everyone and all communities is raising questions such as what is the home (or neighbourhood) of the future? With all sorts of technologies rising in popularity such as mobility services as Mobike or pay-as-you-go co working services like nakedHub Go, these are but two examples of how China are attempting to enhance and reconstruct city life, be it social, living or working.
As well documented in the news these days, people are certainly tending to own less properties and have less belongings, and you could even go as far to say owning less technology devices (yes, despite it being the technological era and everyone under the sun having a smartphone). It is true, people of all ages are really beginning to use sharing services and social companies, and Earth as we know it is nearing a future where new solutions for living and working spaces are definitely needed. The need is probably now.
Designed by Iran-born and Shanghai-based architect Nasim Sehat, SLICE is a future-sustainable, people-centric, super-connected, self-contained, and highly-flexible ‘plug-n-play’ urban living concept – or solution, be it may – which intends to address the way in which societies are moving. Catering for the needs of modern city dwellers from both a creative and functional standpoint, what do you think about such a colourful presentation?
Consisting of basic units and their individual and grouped configurations, SLICE features modules to offer the core essentials to modern living. As shown in the gallery, the individual units consist of a shower, toilet, breather gap space, kitchen, workstation and sleeping compartments. All booked and accessed via a digital service, a deposit is required for first-time users and payment is calculated based on a combination of usage time, configuration of modules and usage of utilities which is all deducted automatically. Using such a digital service, the user can report on defect modules which will be duly replaced.
Possible for users to request suburban, rural or urban locations, QR codes (for door-entry) are all that divides people from their new living conditions. All with access to the internet, water, electricity, and sewage, could you live in one of these? Queue Hollywood…
Discover more about the designer online at: NasimSehat.com
The Future Of The Modular HomeDo you think that you could live in a society which is as pragmatic, yet flexible, modular, yet personalisable, as this? Certainly colourful and attractive to look at, might the not-to-distant future of all living conditions indeed look like this? House-builders, take note.
(Photography Credit : Nasim Sehat)