Baitasi House of the Future features moving walls controlled by a smart TV

Baitasi House of the Future features moving walls controlled by a smart TV

Chinese studio Dot Architects has completed a futuristic home in a traditional Beijing hutong, featuring moveable furniture modules and an extension constructed using the WikiHouse open-source architecture platform.

Dot Architects developed the Baitasi House of the Future for tech company Whaley, which focuses on smart homes and asked the studio to develop a building suited to the changing lifestyles of future customers.

"The boundary between home and society is blurred by the rise of the sharing economy, nomad workers and technology," said the studio.

"Our lives are fragmented and cannot be accommodated by a fixed layout. The house of the future should represent such a lifestyle of young people, who can fluidly shift between work and home."

The house is located in Beijing's Baitasi hutong – a historically significant neighbourhood full of narrow alleys lined with traditional courtyard houses.

Baitasi is one of the core areas during the annual Beijing Design Week, and is the site of co-living space inserted into a typical hutong courtyard as part of the Micro Hutong Renewal project led by architect Zhang Ke.

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