Tomorrow’s world: testing the ultimate high tech house [Financial Times]
“Last spring, I spent a weekend with my family in an experimental house that was decked out to test drive some very high-end design and technology innovations. After my stint in the Project:LIFE house on the outskirts of Sheffield, one test family of four – the Parnells – moved in for a six-month study, which ended in January.
During this time, the company behind the project, David Wilson Homes, and a team of researchers, monitored the Parnells and the different ways they used the house.
James Wilson, the companyâ€™s development director, wanted to find out how people lived in their homes. Itâ€™s something all builders should think about, but the subject hasnâ€™t been given much thought since the 1920s.”