:: 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.