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:: The Concept ::

Most of the future houses that have been built in the last few years have been stuffed full of technology – more a platform for demonstrating new hi-tech devices, rather than objects to love and live in. These utopian (male) fantasies seem to be purely fixed on a vision of full automation and total electronic control over the home. At the other extreme there is also a new strong ecological movement in architecture – with new house aesthetics and design reflecting the need for energy saving.

Between these two extremes is our Future Evolution House – which aims to simultaneously satisfy the demands of good design, ecology and technology. The problem with much of modern design today is that it has given answers to questions we didn’t have. Smart Design on the other hand looks at intelligent solutions to make life both easier and more interesting.

We have named our project the Future Evolution House because a future house can, by definition, never be finished. Living is an active process in which houses change and evolve with their inhabitants, and during which technology develops and adapts. We think of the house as being in a permanent state of socio-technological evolution.

Working together with specialist companies for homes, design and technology, we will try out and experiment with:

  • new design and materials for the interior architecture
  • easy to handle elegant technology for the home control system
  • new energy concepts for saving time and money (and the environment)
  • integrated network mobility in the form of electro- and hybrid vehicles.


We are working with these innovative companies on the project. Please click on the logo for more information:

BMW i3


We are drawn to Dornbracht by their consequent design and philosophy around the theme of water.

Minimalism meets technical expertise, plus innovation, and excellent personalized professional advice. And they still find time to support the arts, explore world food culture and bathing rituals and innovate.


Alape is not just about sinks. It is about individuality and shaping space. A great challenge for a bathroom, but one that they rise to with great success.

In a time where bathrooms are becoming ever more central to interior design, they have responded with a clear and clever range of simple but stunning sinks.


Italian kitchen design at its best.

"Duemilaotto" by our favourite designer Piero Lissoni stands out for its distinct tactile look. A bold but beautiful combination of elegant kitchen block and cupboards contrasted cleverly with a weathered wooden dining table top. Made from pinewood salvaged from a 100 year old Italian mountain hut it brings individuality plus authenticity and history back into modern design.


Quooker is a small, simple but brilliant product that ticks all the boxes for being part of a future house.

It saves energy, makes life easier, and you can throw a bulky appliance (the kettle) away. The Quooker delivers boiling water on tap (literally), and as a British 3 litres-of-tea-a-day drinker, this is one of my favourite future house innovations.


The distinctive modern signature look of the flooring from this Danish company belies the fact that it was founded in 1898.

Four generations later they are still a friendly family firm, with carefully managed forests whose philosophy seems to say "we look after the trees, and you look after the wood."


Liebherr are constantly working to improve the efficiency of these traditionally energy-gobbling appliances.

The company do not just think environmentally, but also about the environment inside the fridge itself – with their BioFresh drawers to keep food fresher for longer.