CityHome: A mechanical smart apartment you control with only hand gestures

Same idea. Smaller space. Just as cool. 


Published Jun 9, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 4:16 am CDT


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If you live in a tiny city apartment with no room to spare, your wildest dreams may have just come true. CityHome, a mechanical box about the size of a closet created by MIT’s Media Lab, is the innovative cube that can transform a tiny apartment into a completely function home. It can make a 200 square foot apartment feel three times as big with the flick of a wrist. If you’re thinking Harry Potter style magic, we’re on the same page.

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CityHome is essentially a tricked-out hideaway bed that can expand in several variations.

It can stow a bed, dining room table, cooking surfaces, and even slide to reveal more space on either side. 



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Through gestures, touch, and even voice control, each piece of the module can be ejected and replaced to meet the current needs of the space. 


And as a totally viable product that would be more afforable than the current price per sqaure foot in Boston, this magical cube could one day be yours.


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Though we wonder if things might get a bit weird if you have a Kinect in the house.

H/T Fast Company Screengrab via MIT Media Lab/Youtube

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*First Published: Jun 9, 2014, 3:49 pm CDT