Dylana Kim – Graduation project 1718
Home of the Future
Digi-log lifestyle a balanced lifestyle of a digital & analog
Digitalization reshapes the realms of everyday life and alter our physical environments, including our homes. I consider it is vital to examine how we adapt our living spaces to these shifts and to investigate the role our homes will play in the future. What are we gaining and what are we losing due to a digitalized lifestyle, and how will this affect our domestic realm?
The technological developments have most contributed to the rise of interconnectivity. Regardless of distance, people nowadays can connect to someone living on the other side of the world. Separated families and friends experience close contact with the other without actually being physically there. Opposite to these optimistic features of digitalization, there are also downsides that affect people’s behaviours. Due to the increasing use of digitized lifestyle, chances to experience the analog human senses are diminishing including the physical contact in the social aspect. And this phenomenon seems to be intensified in the future. Would it be possible to keep a quality social aspect (or human relation) with embracing its physicality in domestic space while balancing with the digitized world?
I tested two very different single person household lifestyles in two dwelling units; one fully digital and the other fully analog. This mirrors my own interests in having both futuristic and sensory lifestyles especially in the setting of the social aspect. What if these two extreme realms are combined so you can obtain both the pleasure of sensory (analog) elements and digital conveniences? My dual intention is to raise awareness and to design a dwelling place for single-person households, encouraging them to discover or rediscover the vital importance of balanced life between what humans used to have (the senses and the physical intimacy) and what we are going to have (the virtual experiences).
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