I’m Not A House But I Play One On Television

[images via S.A.R.A.H.’s Twitpic]

In an cross-disciplinary exploration of Architecture, television, journalism, and new media, S.A.R.A.H (Self Actuated Residential Automated Habitat), the self-aware home of Sheriff Jack Carter in the SciFi television network series Eureka, was recently “twitterviewed” by NotCot. That’s right — the house was interviewed. Built from the remains of a bomb shelter and a military artificial intelligence program, S.A.R.A.H, like everything in Eureka—an idyllic North Western town where the world’s greatest minds are hidden away—was designed to be The Home Of The Future, and as such, has full control over the home’s atmosphere, appliances, and MEP systems…and a personality. During the course of the interview, S.A.R.A.H revealed her plans, entry section (see above) and concept rendering. It’s a rare behind-the-scense glimpse at the amount of thought and work that go into television set design. The full “twitterview” and more behind-the-scenes photos can be seen at NotCot. A few more images after the jump.

[images via S.A.R.A.H.’s Twitpic]


[images via S.A.R.A.H.’s Twitpic]


[images via S.A.R.A.H.’s Twitpic]



&#183 Twitterview with S.A.R.A.H. [NotCot]
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Jimmy Stamp

Jimmy Stamp is a freelance writer, researcher, and recovering architect. He has contributed to The Guardian, Wired, Smithsonian, The Journal of Architectural Education, and many other websites and publications. His first book Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale comes out in spring 2016. If you're looking for writer with a penchant for Piranesi and pop culture, or if you just want to say hi, you can find him on twitter @LifeSansBldgs or instagram or email him at jamestamp@gmail.com

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