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Smart Houses for Smart Times

Have you ever wondered how your office might look in the future? We cannot give you a clear answer to that question, but the latest trends give us at least some insight into how we will work and live in a couple of years.

There is one thing we can tell you for sure: Houses will definitely be smarter than today and will respond to the needs of individuals, that`s what all the experts are in agreement about.

For example, one new innovation is digital walls inside the buildings which adapt to your personal preferences regarding the heating system and the light, instantly when you enter the room, because, let`s face it, some people prefer it really hot and others a little more chilly.

Another cool innovation is self-cleaning and self-healing concrete. Sound complicated? In fact, it is quite simple. By using titanium dioxide, the walls will clean themselves with a little help from the rain. Even the Air France headquarters at Paris airport make use of this incredibly smart technology.

It might well happen that in the future all skyscrapers are covered in green walls. These living facades are made out of algae, which help to reduce carbon emissions and as a reason of that cool down our cities, which in times of increasing environmental consciousness is of utmost importance.

Furthermore, the algae are recycled to create biodiesel and their roots could be used to stabilize the buildings. Even if it sounds a bit weird, think about it: Trees usually survive earthquakes more than houses.

All these facts about the power plants sound quite futuristic, but to be honest: The green constructions look so much prettier than all the boring grey concrete ones.

Of course, everything has its price, especially innovative ideas, because there is always some kind of risk involved. However, if you sum up all the benefits of these automated buildings, such as the use of less energy and the production of less waste, you will find, it will be worth it. Instead of being carbon neutral, we could reach a carbon positive way of living.

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