One of my favorite children’s books of all time is Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The movie adaptation was also pretty cool and gave us a surreal look at different kinds of fantastical creatures and what it would be like to play and live with them. But what would it be like to actually live inside these creatures without being eaten by them and have all the yucky actual organs and intestines? I mean I don’t think anyone would imagine living in them but apparently, monsters or at least AI-generated ones can be good organic and biodegradable habitations.
Designer: Juan Manuel Prieto
Habitable Monsters lets you “move into the warm womb of a living organism” if that’s what you’re looking for or have been dreaming about. The surreal and dream-like structures come complete with tentacles, fangs, scales, and other monster paraphernalia. So if you’re averse to these things, this is probably not your dream house. An integration of AI-generated art and innovations in biotechnology into architecture and construction can make this house eventually a reality.
If people are adventurous enough to try living at least temporarily inside one of these Habitable Monsters, they will be able to live in something that produces zero pollution. It will supposedly be 100% biodegradable and can be “born from itself” and can expand according to what will be programmed. Aside from being biodegradable, it’s also an energy saver since the walls, floors, and ceilings will provide you with the ventilation, cooling, and heating you need because of the muscle tissue, fur, and organic cells.
The look of these structures are of course pretty surreal and amazing, like they belong in any fantasy movie. But I can’t imagine anyone wanting to live inside them for long periods of time, especially if these will be made from organic materials and there’s even mention of the house sneezing and drooling. That seems straight out of a nightmare, but that may just be me. In any case, it will be an interesting kind of habitat for those looking for something unusual.