The Smile is a new apartment complex in East Harlem. It was designed by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to foster a modern and modular lifestyle. The complex is equipped with in-unit robotic furniture. As technology continues to modify the way we live in cities, the East Harlem apartment complex is following suit.
The BIG architectural firm partnered with Bumblebee Space to integrate a smart, modular furniture system throughout The Smile building. Each apartment is built around a ceiling-mounted grid. The system is comprised of storage cabinets and bed frames that rise and descend according to each resident's daily and changing needs. When a component is not used, it rises and disappears into the ceiling to make space for other activities. A voice command recognition system recalls the furniture to its original position.
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