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deliver E room : a new physical space for the residential units to come
    Luis Fernando Borrero
    Department of Architecture, University of Washington 2001
    abstract:
    The need to allocate vendors of the 13th century castles gave origin to a large
    hall where all could gather,work and sleep.The need of iceboxes to be
    constantly replenished in the early 20th century gave origin to the ice/service
    entrance in many houses.In the 1950 ís the milkman model brought also the milk-
    box,a unit to be installed or built into customer ís homes.
    Once again,deliveries will influence the architecture of the households,fueled
    this time by the e-commerce economy.Soon,a new appliance that will enable
    the unattended delivery of physical goods is going to be part of future
    households,and architects will have to plan ahead in order to accommodate this necessity of the Internet world. The space for this appliance, the deliverEroom,will have to be accessible from
    the interior and exterior of the house,allow enough capacity for the appliance
    that must accommodate most if not all deliveries,and access to it will most
    probably be controlled through the Net.