Rognan is expected to be launched in China and Japan next year. The concept smoothly fits with a larger emerging trend of micro-living in metropolitan areas. With 1.5 million people joining the global urban population each year, and cities becoming increasingly cramped, people are turning to solutions that fit the shrinking size of their homes.
Ori claims it wants to change the very nature buildings by integrating flexible robot systems into the initial architectural design, rather than installing them after completion. The company’s ambitious mission could provide a glimpse of a future for real estate in which buildings become highly flexible and hybrid due to robotic systems that could easily change the shape and function of the spaces inside.