Smart House

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Smart House
Home Automation System
Virtual / Futuristic Technology
Openarch & Think Big Factory
Hondarribia, Spain

Smart House is to incorporate a digital layer connecting the house and its elements to the Internet. The digital layer or D. OS (domestic operating system) includes a series of components that allow users to stay connected to anyone or any place; control the house’s components by the movement of the body.

The holistic design of both physical and digital layers of the house creates flexible architecture. Networks which will be infrastructures of future smart cities. All the components of the house have continuous internet connection, creating a parallel home on the web. This situation opens up a new way of managing the space, from automatically sharing or renting the house when we are not at home to turning the home into a service. The gestural interface developed for Openarch completely breaks the limitations of interacting with a computer through the screen, mouse and keyboard.

Everything in the house can be used to communicate, the interface is ubiquitous. Any device can be managed and switched on and off from anywhere in the world, and even controlled by mobile phone, tablet, or from any device which is connected to the internet. A network of RFID tags will allow a Smartphone with NFC, or a reading device, to interact with and visualize the objects’ data without activating the projections. Webcams located throughout the space allow us to understand how we use the house, how we move in the house, how to improve our daily life and the design of our surroundings. Using projections and an integrated videomapping system, the information collected through the sensors and the cameras can be displayed in its original place or wherever we choose to position it.


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