Homes for tomorrow. Building solutions for tomorrow as a reference for today

Homes for tomorrow (h42) is planned as a strong research environment which will support our future homes in the global era with new technologies, materials and spatial structures which radically reduce resource and energy intensity. Research that cmight lead to technologies and experiential developments for the retrofit of current homes will have an important role in h42. The strong research environment will be a transdisciplinary arena for researchers within the area of the built environment with a focus on building and homes and to provide research in close collaboration with the building industry. Research results, innovations, new ways of working and applications, at the cutting edge, will be formed on this arena. The interdisciplinary research environment will be based on systems thinking with an emphasis on engineering and experiential aspects of the home. Key research projects will be within:

*active multifunctional building envelopes
* concrete composites with energy storage potential
* indoor water systems
* perceptions of homes light and structures

The transdisciplinary arena is based on a systems design approach and will include real life references, inspiration homes and prototype testing. The h42 team will carry out research, in close collaboration with the external partners, that will underpin real building solutions that can feasibly be implemented in Sweden and abroad.

Start date 01/01/2010
End date The project is closed: 30/06/2015


Funded by

  • Formas (Public, Sweden)

The Homes for Tomorrow project is divided into activity groups:

More information can be found at Homes for tomorrow homepage.

Research_programme.pdfResearch_programme.pdf


Keywords: Sustainable building, building innovation, human perception, societal arena

Publications

Article "Homes for Tomorrow"
Homes_for_tomorrow_Public_Service_Review.pdfHomes_for_tomorrow_Public_Service_Review.pdf
Pages 386-387 in Public Service Review: European Union, Issue 21. Year 2011.

Published: Wed 17 Jul 2013. Modified: Thu 31 May 2018