Open source hardware !
distribution & design services!
Tinker London (2007-2010)! designswarm! Good Night Lamp!
The Good Home!
Using design to think about!
future home living.!
Managing your privacy in every room.!
Moving your home interactions to reduce water use.!
Building a digital service to help you add and !
leave data behind when you move between homes.!
Retroﬁtting technology in an existing space.!
The home is not apolitical.!
It is not private.!
It is an intense shared experience.!
Single Room Occupancy !
The National Hotel (San Francisco)!
One of the principal causes of the widespread homelessness endemic
in the United States today was the wave of S.R.O. hotel demolition
that swept the country during the second half of the 20th Century. !
Across the U.S. an estimated 1 million S.R.O. units were destroyed
between the mid-1970’s and 1990’s. The bulk of these demolitions
happened in relatively short, intense periods. !
Chicago lost 80% of its 38,845 units between 1960-1980.!
New York lost 60% of its units between 1975-81. !
S.R.O. neighborhoods were targeted for elimination because
their populations did not ﬁt into the long-term plans of the
economic-political elite. !
Justin Herman, Executive Director of San Francisco
Redevelopment Agency from 1960-1971 expressed the attitude
existent in these circles when he said infamously:!
“This land is too valuable to permit poor people to park on it.” !