The Microbial Home project is part of the Philips Design Probes program, which explores far future lifestyle scenarios based on research in a wide range of areas. The Microbial Home Design Probe consists of a domestic ecosystem that challenges conventional design, it’s a proposal for an integrated cyclical ecosystem where each function’s output is another’s input.
The Bio-digester island, a kitchen island that consists of a methane “digester” which converts bathroom waste solids and vegetable trimmings into methane gas which is then used to power a series of functions in the home.
The Larder concept challenges our use of refrigeration and food storage and presents ways to keep “living food” fresh, by using natural processes.
Urban beehive, with perishing bee colonies threatening our food supply.
The Bio-light concept explores the use of bio-luminescent bacteria fed with methane and composted material.
A waste separating squatting toilet that filters effluent while channeling excreta to a methane digester in the Microbial Home system.
The Paternoster plastic waste up-cycler is a concept that uses mycelium to break down plastic packaging waste.
Apothecary concept for home-centered health monitoring and diagnosis, with the focus on early warning and prevention of disease.