Monday, March 1, 2010

If these walls could talk ...

A South Korean design collaborative says it's found a way to change the size of your living quarters based on how friendly you are to Mother Earth. Called Data Formation, apartments would start at 90 square meters, with a system of sliding modules stretching the space according to how much energy each dweller uses and saves. Bespoke furniture would be designed to fit the size-shifting rooms. Now, if only we could throw in flying cars or meals in a pill, we'd be one step closer to meeting George Jetson.

What do you think about this idea? Do you think it will catch on? Are U.S. design firms too conservative to follow this lead? Is this a trend or a fad?


  1. Fad! It might work in a tightly packed Asian country, but I have a hard time seeing how the average status-conscious American will ever embrace this progressive line of thought and environmental living. From McMansion to shoebox in one generation... not likely.

  2. Thanks for your comment. One request for the future though: Please sign your name (and your firm and title where appropriate) so the rest us know who you are. I think comments hold a lot more weight when the person who makes them is willing to put his or her name on them.


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