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Autonomous Living Unit by Eduardo McIntosh

April 14, 2010
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This concept chair designed by architect Eduardo McIntosh, provides all functions that a house may have into a chair. The inspiration and concept for this chair was build on the house crisis in America.

Because of this huge house crisis, a lot of people lost their houses. Based on this face McIntosh designed this chair which offers an alternative for a house. It provides all basic needs for a 21st century human being. In this context we might not need houses anymore in the future. And we might be able to live from minimal yet attractive objects, such as a chair. This is where architecture becomes even more functional, and available for a new way of consumerism.

Perhaps in the future, our houses, our cars and maybe our mass consumerism of today will be replaced by sef sufficient minimal objects, to make ourselves more self sufficient and independent.

This is an inspiration that supports our idea of the Human Installation.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kim_S permalink*
    April 15, 2010 8:14 am

    Very cool. Hope it also supports excercise, otherwise we have to build bigger and bigger chairs.

    • April 16, 2010 11:41 pm

      Thanks! I guess it doesn’t. Anyway, or you have to stay in shape to fit in your ‘house’, thats the other way around. However we’re going to attempt to create a more human and better version of this. So no more bigger houses, bigger chairs, or bigger humans. And maybe no more excercise…? Ideal?

  2. Kim_S permalink*
    April 21, 2010 7:50 am

    Great idea. I saw a documentary about architects building small, very functional houses. And there are actually already people living in them. Unfortunately I have no idea which programm I was looking nor the names of the architects, but you should be able to find out I guess.

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