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from time to time you see something that really appeals to you and – when speaking of objects – you just want it. well i just want this ‘home’

“dutch design week 2011 saw philips design in eindhoven present a conceptual self-sufficient  home that converts sewage and rubbish into power. he microbial home would function as a biological machine, using the waste from one area of the home to power another and creating a cyclical ecosystem. a bio-digester kitchen island would break down solid bathroom waste and vegetable peelings into methane, while plastic packaging would be broken down by fungus. Fresh food would be stored in an evaporative cooler and part of the dining table, while honey could be harvested from an urban beehive.”

all images courtesy of philips design. words by dezeen. the full article can be read here