Insights · February 16th, 2009
Archi-Tech Magazine has a nice feature on “Future Tech” in our buildings and homes and neighborhoods, based on some interviews with futurists, including me.
ARCHI-TECH asked several futurists and forward-thinking designers to tell us which technologies and trends are most likely to have a significant effect on the building industry in the future, both short and long term.
What did we see on the horizon?
Smaller is better – look for home size (finally) to begin to shrink for many reasons
Prefab is fab – manufacturing becomes the norm and architecture becomes flexible
Nano is now – including nano-concrete
Green grows – like organic light emitting diodes
And keeps growing – like “living systems” closed-loop water strategies
Walking into the future – placing homes within walkable communities
Good short read.