Many technological advanced systems make life easier, such as car starters, programmable heating/cooling devices and even the simplest contraptions like automatic coffee makers have become dependable modern conveniences which influence our everyday lives. What if our entire lives or even a huge portion, such as our residences, were remote controlled?
This is not a lead-in to a review of Adam Sandler’s movie, Click, or a throw-back to the cartoon, The Jetsons, it is however feasible and has come to life in The Closet House, designed by Consexto of Portugal. Consexto is a firm that is offering exclusive creative solutions to the design fields in the areas of architecture, design, audiovisual for private use and audiovisual for public use.
“Application is enormous, since home spaces, commercial, institutional, cultural or urban ones which desire to benefit from a constructive esthetic and functionality together with comfort and sound/image communicative efficiency.”
The Closet House was revealed at the Oport Show in 2010 and received ArchDaily’s Building of the Year for the Interiors Category. It showed for four days as a movie of how a 44 square meter space can be transformed into a spacious condo.
The Closet House consists of five zones, two of which are completely flexible and was based on the concepts of crucial space use combined with technology and how that can answer necessary growth questions. It is also energy efficient, thus improving its impact, besides size, on the environment.
Its unique features include:
- Hidden compartments
- Fold-out closets and tables
- Living room wall that expands/ moves to become the bedroom
- Smart storage
Pictures alone, do not do the residence justice, therefore YouTube has published the video allowing interested parties to further understand the structure’s unique flexibility. It is almost like a motor-home, only much more luxurious.
Our whole lives can’t be controlled by a universal remote, but our homes can and Consexto’s design of the Closet House is just a start to smarter planning, and the use of less area with the same remarkable outcomes.