NarchitekTURA from Poland was challenged to design the “apartment of the future” in its office’s hometown, Dobrodzień. Named by the architecture office as the “Apartment of the Future – R&D Laboratory“, this projects is a result of more than 2 years of work. Best Design Projects invites you to get an inside look at this fantastic and outstanding mansion. Check it out!
According to one of the firm professionals the idea was “to create an open space, responding to changes in technology, furniture, and the diverse needs and behaviors of users.”
The apartment is nestled in the Dobrodzień Interior Design Park Dobroteka and it has an open plan and a monochromatic white interior, a nod to the simple design of contemporary cellphones and other mobile devices. The space is designed to be versatile, with working and sleeping surfaces that can be rolled out from cabinets.
A defining feature is a nearly 50-foot “green wall,” composed of movable panels that, when closed, presents a panoramic image of a natural landscape. The panels slide from side to side to create different zones within the space, allowing for a variety of arrangements.
The apartment was designed to function as a living space, showroom, hotel room, and art gallery. It was also conceived as a laboratory; NArchitekTURA has invited companies to test new products and innovations there, and academic institutions will be encouraged to use the space to conduct research into the development of residential spaces and any residual effects in the areas of behaviorism, sociology, ergonomics, and ecology.