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If home appliances were inhabited | Student Project

March 24, 2010

Students from the Kyoto University of Art and Design had developed this project, wondering what would happen If home appliances were inhabited? The answer they give us is represented by a series of models, from an inhabited microwave to random home appliances that we’re use to having in our homes in an oh-so-boring way.

This is a practical exercise that almost every student will enjoy. We can read the Kyoto University statements:

What is it to live? What is life? What is the cosmos that nourishes life? These are the questions that philosophy and religion, literature and art have sought to answer. Today, many people of good will have begun to devote their lives to exploring these fundamental questions. At such a time, we have discerned signs of a revival of the creative spirit, filled with humility toward creation and reverence toward nature, and we are convinced of the possibility of overcoming the ills of our present age and building a brighter future.

The philosophy that underlies this project gives students the opportunity to enjoy not only architectural thinking, but that of art and even “play” in architecture and design. Let’s take a look:

So, what do you think? Want to play with your home appliances and transform then into inhabited structures?

More info at the web-site of the Kyoto University of Art and Design. Thanks to @cerreyes for the tip!

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