Gallery: Rotating Living Module Replicates Zero-Gravity to Make Use of ...

Rotating on the hour this basically gives you less 15 minutes to take advantage of a specific piece of furniture before relocating or falling into another person, which is bound to happen every 7.5 minutes.
 
Rotating on the hour this basically gives you less 15 minutes to take advantage of a specific piece of furniture before relocating or falling into another person, which is bound to happen every 7.5 minutes.

The living module is a square-shaped room built inside a cylinder open on both ends. Benches, chairs, storage, tables and lounge chairs are all built in, and as the module rotates, new furniture becomes available for use — but only for a limited time before it rotates to shift functions. Rotating on the hour, this basically gives a user less 15 minutes to take advantage of a specific piece of furniture before they relocate or fall into another person — something bound to happen every 7.5 minutes.

Lai’s idea for the anti-gravity module was first inspired by a comic book he wrote about a spaceship that folded up to take people to a new world. Lai’s hypothesis is that in anti-gravity, “one can rotate in architecture and treat all surfaces as planes – i.e. walls, ceilings and floors. Without gravity, all surfaces can be occupied.”  And if every surface can be utilized, then you need less area and can live within a smaller space.

Phalanstery Module was built in 2008 at Materials & Applications in LA.

+ Bureau Spectacular

Via Architizer

Images © Scott Mayoral

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  1. ines p June 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Great idea!

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