Transformer Houses: ORI and the Shape-Shifting Future of Dwelling
Transformer Houses: Ori and the Shape-Shifting Future of Dwelling

 

ORI Systems is a startup that focuses on smart transformable furniture that aim to maximise the use of small flats and restricted spaces by shape-shifting. In other words, the folks at ORI are building robot furniture for a living!  It may not come as a surprise but the company started as an MIT Media Lab spin-off a couple of years ago and today is based in a co-working space for robotics companies in Boston's Seaport. 

 

ORI systems can transform your bedroom into a living space or a home office in just seconds and it comes with all kind of cool add-ons like a mobile app, and voice commands connecting to technologies like amazon's alexa and Google Home. We really hope using the Force to make your bed is at the top of their upcoming features list!

 

Back in 2012, when I was studying at MIT, I was lucky enough to have worked on some early stages of the ORI Systems prototype. At the time the project was called CityHome, or RoboWall as was known among the engineering folks. This is the time I met Hasier, the engineer and mastermind behind the project, who is now the CEO of ORI Systems. Hasier has always been using SketchUp to visualise his concepts and today he shares with us some of the magic of prototyping using SketchUp!

I am an Architect-Engineer, and Conceptual Urban Designer. My research and practice engage issues of urbanization, infrastructure, and the dynamics of the collective.

PEDA Headquarters

PEDA Headquarters

Architectural Competition for the New Administration Centre of the Regional Unit of West Attica

SketchUp @ CDW 2018

SketchUp @ CDW 2018

Watch here the SketchUp for Interiors sessions I gave during Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 in London.

Public Power Corp. Headquarters

Public Power Corp. Headquarters

Our proposal receives Honorable Mention at the National Architectural Competition for the New Headquarters of the Greek Public Power Corporation.

Sales Engineer @ SketchUp

Sales Engineer @ SketchUp

As of November 6th, I am the SketchUp Customer Success Manager for UK and Europe!

[AUTONOMA]

[AUTONOMA]

International Conference on Urban Autonomy and the Collective City - 1&2 July, Athens Greece

ACSA 102nd Annual Meeting

ACSA 102nd Annual Meeting

Watch my presentation from ACSA 102nd Annual Meeting in Miami.

The Transformable Desk-top

The Transformable Desk-top

A folding furniture prototype for MIT Media Lab's City Home project.

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