Global pandemics, smart technologies, demographics and climate change are just some of the external disruptors that may impact the home’s evolution over the next ten years. Future Home provides a comprehensive ‘horizon scan’ of what our homes may be like approximately ten years from now, by looking for early signs of potentially important developments through a systematic examination of trends, innovations and disruptors. The authors consider what aspects of the home are likely to remain constant and what aspects may change beyond all recognition and if changes are predicted, what form they may take and, most importantly, what this means for design professionals. Exploring areas of buildings and technology, people and delivery, each chapter addresses the catalysts, natures and responses to these changes. This book provides an overview of the future home that will be essential reading for designers, policy-makers and homeowners alike.

chapter 1|15 pages

Meeting Future Challenges

Flexible and Prefab Housing

chapter 4|13 pages

Comfort Redefined

The Future of Home Living

chapter 6|10 pages

Working from Home

We Don't Need More Space, We Need Space

chapter 7|14 pages

The Future of Communal Living

Exploring the Architectural and Technological Possibilities of the Shared, Multigenerational Urban Home in 2030

chapter 8|9 pages

Health and Well-Being

chapter 9|17 pages

Homes to Age in Place

chapter 11|16 pages

Off the Wall

Manufacturing Future Homes Based on a ‘Throughput’ Business Model

chapter 12|11 pages

Reshaping the Landscape

Retrofitting Homes for Sustainable Living