We were asked to develop a concept for ‘The house of the future (2040 and beyond)’ for the Property Buyer Expo in Sydney. The project looks at where we believe housing will be in the year 2040 and beyond.
We sought opinions from designers around the world 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.
Technology and sustainability
In the future, considering our impact on the planet will be of critical importance in all aspects of our homes and living. The house of the future will be focused primarily on technological advancement and maximising sustainability.
Homes will be smaller but space is maximised. Not everyone will have 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 will be specifically deigned to incorporate habitats allowing species such as bees to continue to flourish.
Smart wristbands will connect us to our homes. They will also monitor our health, hydration, sleep cycles, nutrition requirements and vitamin levels. They will even track things such as GPS locations for the kids.
Each home will have a central tech unit that connects all rooms and occupants. This “Mother Hen” will be responsible for all the goings-on in the house. Mother Hen will monitor energy levels, battery storage, room temperatures, humidity how many lumens of sunlight enter the house at any given time.
Mother Hen will know what food you need or order, schedules for everyone and will monitor home security, right down to the facial recognition software scanning each face to make sure the person walking to your front door is friendly.
Our concept attracted media attention with Sky News and Sunrise on Channel 7 (you can see our principal Nathalie interviewed on both Sunrise and Sky News below).