Changing Places consortium

Changing Places (CP), a joint Media Lab and Department of Architecture consortium, explored how new technologies, materials, and strategies for design can make possible dynamic, evolving places that respond to the complexities of life. It was an expansion of the MIT House_n Consortium. Central to this research was the development of a home-scale, occupied "Living Laboratory"–a flexible facility to test new design, construction, and digital infrastructure concepts. The Living Lab enabled ongoing scientific studies into the real-world impact of design and technology for preventative health care, energy/resource conservation, human-environment interfaces, and links between the home and changing places of healing, work, learning, and community.

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