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GO-HOme

HOW WILL HOUSING NEEDS CHANGE IN THE NEXT 100 YEARS?

Trends towards dematerialization, electronic storage and collaborative consumption are speeding up our mobility

Urakawa Jenkins Architecture proposed the GO-HOme to cater for this new way of living in the future. It’s not as fast as a hotel, nor as slow as an apartment. Between these two is where the GO-HOme could exist. It is a new experimental typology.

‘Collaborative consumption models tap into the concept of idling capacity: the underutilized value in assets…Tapping into the idling capacity of assets costs essentially nothing. It doesn’t require massive infrastructure investments or a rerouting of current systems. A city can save money, create additional revenue sources, or both – simply by using its resources more efficiently.’ 

Posted in Perspectives on 25 October 2013 by: April Rinne, Collaborative Lab team