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Metamorphosis – reimagining the urban home

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We are now living in the first decade in history where the majority of the global population live in urban environments. The city is being redefined as a place where it can provide raw materials for the production of food, goods and medicine as science and technology takes a new leap. As we spend more time in urban environments we are also losing our innate sense of balance with nature.

Recognising that we are becoming detached from the natural world with the urbanisation trend,  the latest probe from Philips Design, Eindhoven explores a future relationship between man and our homes.

Called Metamorphosis the probe suggests concepts that work as a filter between people and the natural environment. Looking to themes such as air, light, sound and the body the project sees the urban home as a filter for pollution, electromagnetic smog and urban noise.

The resulting concepts include the Healing Bed which brings in natural light from outside to aid wellbeing and the Air tree which, is designed to ‘breathe’ in rhythm to outside air maintaining a healthy filtered atmosphere. The tree also relates to the weather outside to create a connection with nature.

You can also see the video here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePeor5334sQ.

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