Cloud Housing I:
AR Drawing Room

For a year, I worked on a series of XR experiences for major European museums and festivals around the theme of digital housing.

The introduction of the digital product economy has expanded to offer anything as a service —television on Netflix, music on Spotify, driving on Uber— but for many, the home has remained a private, physical space.

Cloud Housing demonstrates a future in which the home will be transformed into a platform for digital content. Three-dimensional interfaces will interlace with the domestic space to take advantage of its monetization opportunities. This will open the home to new design forces, transforming many domestic rituals and effect the meaning of privacy and ownership.

Design and direction:
Lucia Tahan

Forecast Festival

HKW, Berlin

Fall 2019

Housing the Human Fellowship, 15,000 EUR

HKW, Berlin
In this installation, the public was invited to enter a room and draw in AR. The room was abstracted as a three-dimensional drawing board, an exercise in architectural reduction. The AR app used is Google’s Just a Line.

Installation visitors were asked to draw a room from their own home.

As a user research exercise, this installation allowed me to observe the public engaging with their memory of space. As an external viewer, the person drawing’s body movements seem strange, almost choreographed. This work comments on virtualized spaces and its contrast to human scale and bodies.

Lucia Tahan —
Berlin — NY