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September 19 2012

Yo! Home reveal mechanised house prototype
YO!, the excitable firm behind YO! Sushi and YOTEL, has launched YO! Home – a contemporary living space which its founder, Simon Woodroffe, claims will transform our lives.

Developed by a team of stage technicians the mechanical home is designed to maximise limited floor space by transforming living rooms into bedrooms and kitchens into dining rooms at the flick of a switch.

Woodroffe said:  “I think homes help shape our lives. They are our refuge, and our rock. Since the invention of the city centre apartment, we’ve never really re-invented it. YO! Home is that new invention.

“Twelve moving parts drawing on the mechanics of stage scenery allow the transformation of an eighty square metre space (the size of a one bedroom apartment) into a much bigger home.”

The prototype home was launched today at 100% Design and is intended to serve as a precursor to the conversion of existing static properties into mechanised marvels.
At the flick of a swirch a bed hidden in the ceiling cavity will descend
At the flick of a swirch a bed hidden in the ceiling cavity will descend
just be careful where you put your fingers.
just be careful where you put your fingers.

3 Comments

Shiny Beast
#1 Posted by Shiny Beast on 19 Sep 2012 at 16:58 PM
can't see how the extra height or depth could be incorporated in the commercial reality of flatted developments
boaby was
#2 Posted by boaby was on 19 Sep 2012 at 23:02 PM
80 m2 one bedroom flat?! these guys obviously haven't worked with many scottish developers!!
SAndals
#3 Posted by SAndals on 20 Sep 2012 at 15:03 PM
I'm with #1.
Floor space may be one area, but you've almost got the volume of a 2 storey space. NO!

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