ClientYves Behar
DesignerYves Behar Kristine Arth Guy Noren Daniel Zaram Liam Adelman Eric Oesterle Qin Li Allie Packard Logan Ray Christina Park
PrizeHonorable Mention
Project LinkView
Entry Description

Cities such as London, Seattle, San Francisco, and most urban centers globally are seeing an influx of young professionals. And yet, those urban centers are also becoming more expensive and more condensed. The question ORI is tackling is: can we utilize robotic technology to accommodate a living room, bedroom, closet and office space in a small 200-300 square feet apartment? ORI is a groundbreaking startup out of MIT Media Lab that has developed robotic furniture and architecture that can transform itself at the touch of a button. Installed into studios or one bedroom apartments, the ORI unit glides on magnetic actuators with a gentle push, or remotely through the corresponding app. One ORI unit can turn a studio or one bedroom apartment into a full- size bedroom, living room, office and closet - essentially tripling the usability of a small living space