Housing is about to get a whole lot better
In recent years, innovations in digital technologies, such as smartphones, computers and robotics for fabrication in construction have revolutionized the way we live, work and build. The presence of technology in everyday life has become so engrained that it would be impossible to function today without it - as we have fully embraced the expectation of convenience and support that high performance technology offers. While present cutting-edge technology has been well integrated into the design and manufacturing most high-performance products like aircraft, automobiles, appliances and computers, the construction industry, by contrast, has been slow if not resistant to change in its operations.
With the FutureHAUS Dubai, our research team is challenging the construction industry by demonstrating the use of advanced manufacturing processes to make an energy positive smart home. Our research focus is twofold as we explore:
A New Way to Build.
To improve the construction process by proposing that house components called “cartridges” can be prebuilt in factories, fully engaging industrialized methods of fabrication.
A New Way to Live.
To propose new ways to introduce technology in our lifestyles. We explore wide ranging of digital technologies to find the strongest architectural and practical solutions, features, and interfaces that can be seamlessly integrated into our homes.
THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE IS TO INVENT IT. Alan Kay