Homes of the Future

by Chris Lang on September 26, 2011

Homes of the Future

If you aren’t afraid of innovation and bright ideas, I’d like to show you what houses in our future could look like.

In a few words – they would be pre-fabricated, modular, constructed in a matter of days, fireproof and built to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes.

This picture will give you a taste:

Homes of the Future

Here’s how the creator of this vision, Jaque Fresco, describes homes of the future:

“They’d look like houses immersed in lovely gardens, with streams and waterfalls, and flowers, and all of the things that we picture that we can’t have”.

Every once in a while there comes a moment when we get to see a bit of our future. And when that happens, everyone has a different reaction. Some say it’s impossible and things will never change THAT much. Others say they hope to live long enough to see it. It doesn’t change the fact that one day that particular bit of future becomes a part of everyday life.

I am a very pragmatic person now, but when I was a kid, I loved reading science fiction. The moment I learned about The Venus Project took me back to those days. Of course, The Venus Project is not just about building houses differently – there is a whole stack of ideology that you may or may not accept, however it is not the reason why we’re discussing it now – their vision of the future homes is.

Homes of the Future

Jaque Fresco proposes that we use the technology available to us today to build houses that are self-contained – and when he says that, he means “off the grid”. These houses would have their own thermal generators and heat concentrators. Photovoltaic arrays would be built into the skin of the building and into the windows themselves – to create enough energy for the entire household. To make houses fireproof and bad-weather-proof he suggests a low maintenance ceramic coating for outer walls.

He talks about a smart system that will understand human language, that anyone can communicate with in the process of designing his own house. No more architects deciding what is good for us – instead we, everyday people of all walks of life, get to design our own houses. These houses will be pre-fabricated and modular, and the smart home design system will be able to customize a home to our liking.

Jaque’s ideas go far beyond home design. He talks about the advantages of building a home entirely by robotic equipment that will receive instructions via satellite. He envisions automatic cranes that will install floors, windows and roofing, to minimize human labor and therefore – accidents.

If you like what you’ve seen so far and are interested to see more – head over to The Venus Project website.

How do you imagine the homes of the future?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Stephanie D. Rogers September 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm

WOW, NEW CONCEPT O_O NICE VIDEO, YOU GUYS ARE SMART; I WILL LOVE LEAVE? IN A HOUSE LIKE THAT 🙂

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removals wirral September 30, 2011 at 2:35 am

what an incredible home! I wish I could live there

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Miami Roofer October 2, 2011 at 3:27 am

Superb idea, great content.

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where can I find work experience October 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm

really amazed to see the future homes they are really beautiful!

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Property Search Agent October 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I’m all for the practice of future homes as soon as possible. Outstanding.

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