The House of the Future
We were asked to develop a concept for 'The house of the future (2040 and beyond)' for the Property Buyer Expo in Sydney, which attracted media attention with Sky News and Sunrise on Channel 7.
The Property Buyer Expo’s house of the future project looks at where we believe housing will be in the year 2040 and beyond. We have used current opinions from around the globe to forecast where each of the key rooms may be heading as well as what we believe will stay the same over the next 23 years or so. Here is a few examples of what might be coming our way.
Technological advancement and maximising sustainability is the house of the future’s primary focus. Our impact on the planet will be of critical importance in all aspects of our homes and living.
Homes are smaller, space is maximised, and not everyone has a backyard. New buildings and renovations will have energy and technology fully integrated. Solar panels and solar bricks will generate power and energy for each household, this energy will be stored in battery units with any excess sold back to the grid. All water usage will be recycled back through the home. Rooftops are even specifically deigned to incorporate habitats allowing species such as bees to continue to flourish.
Smart wristbands that connect to our homes but also monitor our health, hydration, sleep cycles, nutrition requirements and vitamin levels and for the kids, can even track things like GPS.
Each home will have a central tech unit, that connects all rooms and occupants, it’s MotherHen and is responsible for all the going-ons in the house. MotherHen will monitor energy levels, battery storage, room temperatures, humidity how many lumens of sunlight enter the house at any given time. MotherHen will know what food you need or order, schedules for everyone and will monitor home security, right down to the facial recognition software scanning and running each face to make sure the person walking to your front door is friendly.
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Project Year: 2017