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.

Participants

Greg Morrison (contact)

Professor at Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Paula Femenias

Docent at Achitecture, Building Design

Carl-Eric Hagentoft

Professor at Building Technology

Pär Johansson

Forskarassistent at Building Technology

Karin Lundgren

Professor at Civil and Environmental Engineering

Funding

Formas

Funding years 2013–2014

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Building Futures

Area of Advance

Energy

Area of Advance

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

http://www.chalmers.se/sv/projekt/Sidor/Fr...

Latest update

2017-01-23