Jin Young Song's proposal presents a series of interconnected towers that self-construct and de-construct through embedded robots that respond to their environment.
It's an apartment tower that expands – and downsizes – to respond to our rapidly changing lifestyles. This smart building design won UB architecture professor Jin Young Song first place in an international competition to consider design in the “self-evolving city.”
“Connected Living” is based on Song's research on 60’s Metabolism and emerging prefabrication and robotics in manufacturing. The robots are integrated to the building façade to modify, add and remove prefabricated units when necessary, maximizing flexibility and supporting sustainable residential culture.