Let's Talk Trends is a bimonthly (i.e. every other month) publication discussing trends in the Architecture & Design industry. In growing our resources for the architectural community, ALUCOBOND® is proud to publish Volume 1, Multi-Family Housing which focuses on demographic, social, and technological influences along with interior & exterior materials and colors that drive current trends in the market. We've also developed two exterior color palettes based on multi-family housing industry trends for your inspiration. Download the full PDF and let's talk trends!
Developed by faculty and students at Virginia Tech Center for Design Research, the FutureHAUS is an exploration in the integration of pre-fabricated, energy efficient and smart home systems for the future of affordable housing. The prototype was unveiled in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East competition, taking home a first-place victory over 14 other selected teams and more than 60 total entrants. The victory comes after years of research in two distinct fields: the industrialization of buildings and integrated construction, and sustainably designed smart home environments. The FutureHAUS includes an entry way, kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom with technologies based on the principles of Aging in Place, integrated with the development of modular structures.