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House of the FutureArticles by: Chris Urbanowicz

Can you open the doors and windows in a Passive House?

03 Jul

Can you open the doors and windows in a Passive House? There is no such thing as a Passive House door so to say, but rather doors that offer the airtightness and insulation levels necessary. And yes, you can open their doors and windows just as they would in a traditional home. Passive Houses and buildings are extremely comfortable in all seasons….

How prefabricated houses are built in a few days in a modern factory

03 Jul

If you want your new home quickly, prefab homes could be exactly what you’re looking for. This is an affordable way to realize this goal without dealing with long construction delays. Time is money. All prefabricated homes, modular or panelized, are fully built in a factory in a highly automated system. One to six months is enough to build a home around 90% completion….

Say goodbye to keys forever. Now LiFi unlocks doors with light from smartphones

09 Dec

A French startup named HAVR has made the BrightLock, the first smart lock that connects through LiFi. LiFi enables users to unlock their doors with light from their smartphones. Unlike most smart locks, which are often plagued by wavelength interferences, light signals are more secure than common radio-frequencies. Users will only have to flash their phones to unlock their doors, as…

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