Renault SYMBIOZ smart home by Marchi architects, Germany
Nicola Marchi and Adelaide Marchi from Marchi architects have revealed a smart home that integrates with the new Renault SYMBIOZ car. The car company have partnered with leading lighting designers Philips Lighting to develop a ground-breaking concept of integrated car and building, unveiled recently at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017.
The electric SYMBIOZ car is not just a car, it is designed to be an extension of the home. The on-board digital car technology created an interactive personalised space. Parked in the smart home, SYMBIOZ doubles as a cosy, mobile, comfortable, and modular extra room. In designing this ‘modular room’, the creators were inspired by the design of the rest of the house. With its operating system linked with all devices and electronics in the house, the environment is suitable for relaxing or working.
The house is equipped with Philips’ technology including the Philips Hue lighting system in the kitchen and living room, which turns on automatically before the car enters the room. The wall-mounted back light turns on as soon as the SYMBIOZ engages with the special touch pad on the lower level floor. This platform then raises up to the living area or terrace.
The house itself consists of a cylindrical copper structure supported by a rectangular glass structure. The cylinder is equipped with the Philips Color Kinetics iW Flex LED dynamic lighting system, which is able to change the colour of the car for example when it is on charge or standby mode.
“This collaboration with Renault illustrates perfectly how our connected LED lighting is designed to interact with different platforms and devices to simplify and enhance people’s lives,” explains Pierre-Yves Panis, Head of Design at Philips Lighting.
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