Architecture Alumnus Assists with Development of CityHome Project

May 23rd, 2014

Phillip Ewing, BArch/ BIArch '12, and MIT's first recipient of the Robert R. Taylor Fellowship, has been lead architect for the CityHome project developed through MIT's Changing Places Research Group. The CityHome is an ultra-efficient, responsive urban home, providing a hardware and software ecosystem for personal space customization, and Phillip was responsible for the overall design of the unit, from concept to construction drawing and fabrication. Working with the other lead engineering researchers on integrating their disparate mechanisms into one cohesive package, the team still works to maintain "plug-and-play" add-ons as the project continues to develop. The development of this micro-unit apartment was a demonstration platform for Phillip's MIT thesis research, and you can watch a demo at the link below:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8giE7i7CAE