Located outside the village of Sutton, in Quebec’s eastern townships, the Roy-Lawrence Residence is set in a vast estate very much impregnated with the legacy of a Swiss immigrant family that came to Canada in the 1930’s. To this date, the surroundings of the residence are still defined by bucolic landscapes, iconic Swiss chalets and other buildings of similar nature that were erected along the years, always with a consistent touch of nostalgia.
ttons in public spaces are exciting. They give a sense of control in cities that are increasingly technology-driven. Particularly children seem to find it interesting to push a button, even when they’re not sure about what’s going to happen when they do it.
Launched a few weeks ago, Bt.tn is a neatly designed button that can be connected to the Internet in order to trigger any specific action. Bt.tn is based on the IFTTTprotocol, which stands for If this then that. This means that a push on the button leads to one specific pre-programmed action wherever in the world. A push on the button at your desk, for instance, will send out a specific order to a local lunchroom. An older person could use the button to send an SMS alert to a relative if they’re not feeling well.