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Brief Published: 9 Feb 2012

Digital Domesticity


Madrid-based architecture and design consultancy Thinkbig Factory has created a smart home called Openarch.

The prototype is fitted with a digital layer called a domestic operating system that connects the house and its parts to the internet. Inhabitants can stay connected with each other inside and outside the home, use a range of apps, control appliances and also monitor energy consumption.

Openarch incorporates the latest digital technologies into the complex web of the domestic environment. Thinkbig Factory says: “Everything in the house can be used to communicate, the interface is ubiquitous.”

For more on the connected home of the future, see the Stylus report from this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.