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Introduction

Change is accelerating, but the places we create are largely static and unresponsive.

House_n is a Department of Architecture research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that explores how new technologies, materials, and strategies for design can make possible dynamic, evolving places that respond to the complexities of life. Major House_n initiatives include The PlaceLab and the Open Source Building Alliance.

 
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Would you like an overview of House_n and our research goals? Check out our Introduction. Have you heard something about the PlaceLab, MITes (MIT environmental sensors), OPEN Prototype Initiative, right-time-to-interrupt algorithms, or context-aware experience sampling? Would you like to know more? Read about our Projects.

By understanding the complexities of everyday life, we hope to design better homes and home technologies. Get involved by participating in a House_n study - live in a unique apartment lab, wear sensors for a day, teach a cell-phone when to interrupt you, get interviewed for your opinions, and more: Current Studies.

We hold two research update workshops each year - get the dates and information on how to attend at Workshops & Conferences.

Introduction
Introduction - The PlaceLab - Projects - Past Projects
News & Events
Workshops, Conferences, & Events - Academic Courses - Current Studies
People
Researchers, Staff, and Students - Partners - Alumni
Publications
House_n Materials and Media - Papers and Theses - Press
Sponsors
Sponsors - Sponsorship - Sponsors-Only Site
Contact Us
Contact Information - Directions - Getting Involved

View of the interior of the PlaceLab

MITes - MIT environmental sensors

Network and component model

Home design visualization tools

Building technologies for customized homes

Context-aware experience sampling


MIT

House_n Research Group
Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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