1 BILLION HOURS DAILY - YOUTUBE
30 MIN DAILY X 800 MILLION USERS - INSTAGRAM
5 HOURS WEEKLY - PODCASTS
80 PHONE CHECKS DAILY -EVERY 12 MINUTES
4 HRS BEFORE NOT CHECKING PHONE BECOMES UNBEARABLE
60% AMERICANS ANXIOUS WHEN PHONE IS UNUSABLE
33% WOULD GIVE UP SEX FOR 7 DAYS THAN THEIR PHONE FOR 1
In the coming decades technology will invade every aspect of our lives, including every surface of our homes with notifications and updates. Our human function and circadian rhythm will dictate that we adjust and rid our sleeping spaces of any technology and treat it as an in-home technology rehab/detox.
Because of social media and technology’s impact on social interactions, sooner than later all social interaction will happen virtually. Therefore, homes can shrink, not needing to physically house guests, just their virtual stand ins. This idea of virtual interaction is incorporated into the design with the use of the pit as central gathering space.
As virtual interaction becomes the norm, we will become increasingly physically isolated. As a more recluse social atmosphere is established, the exterior of housing will become much less visually connected horizontally, instead focusing on the vertical with clerestories and skylights. As we begin to shun in-person interpersonal experience our housing will become more like a fortress blocking others entrance.
The contrasting color of the main space from the bedroom it encases references the blue light that is emitted from most of the technology we use and more earthy calming tones of nature. The blue light from our screens being cold and lifeless, something we avoid with special glasses and “night-time” modes. The orange being warm and responding to our natural need to return to the untamed world. The bedroom being captured floating within the house also works as a symbol for technologies constant surround on our lives and the need to block these things out for a few moments of purposeful personal respite.