a screen shot of a video camera: BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 30: Visitors look at the LG CLOI Home appliance Robots at the 2018 IFA consumer electronics and home appliances trade fair during the fair's press day on August 30, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. IFA, Europe's biggest tech trade fair, will be open to the public from August 31 through September 5. (Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775217025 ORIG FILE ID: 1025253310

 © Michele Tantussi, Getty Images BERLIN, GERMANY – AUGUST 30: Visitors look at the LG CLOI Home appliance Robots at the 2018 IFA consumer electronics and home appliances trade fair during the fair’s press day on August 30, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. IFA, Europe’s biggest tech trade fair, will be open to the public from August 31 through September 5. (Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775217025 ORIG FILE ID: 1025253310

Smart glass that adjusts to light and temperature. Smart wallpaper that projects movies. Facial recognition that replaces house keys. Microscopic nanobots that eat your trash.

These are just a few of the wonders that Arlo & Jacob, a British furniture maker, speculated are coming to a house near you in the coming decades. In an entertaining news release, the company broke down their predictions into 10-year increments, stretching from 2030 to 2050 and beyond.

Oh, one more thing. By 2040 you’ll be able to attend live events and sports matches from the comfort of your living room, thanks to virtual reality headsets that will sync up to live feeds. Also, adjustable structures will allow the spaces in your home to become multi-functional.

“Amazon Alexa, Hive smart products and robot vacuum cleaners are just a snapshot example of how technology has already integrated into our living spaces, but how is this going to change over the coming decades and what will the future of living spaces look like?” Arlo & Jacob asks.

Good question. The Burlington Free Press asked three local architects what they thought of the list of advancements curated by Arlo & Jacob.Venetian blinds at a molecular level

Josh Chafe of Burlington’s TruexCullins pointed out that smart windows are already available, although prohibitively expensive for single-family homes. Not only do the windows automatically respond to heat and cold, but they also incorporate blinds that can be “drawn” with the flick of a switch.

screen of a cell phone: The Sensi Touch smart thermostat is available now.

 © Sensi The Sensi Touch smart thermostat is available now.

“Think of it as Venetian blinds at a molecular level,” Chafe said. “At rest the glass is frosted because the molecules are out of alignment. Pass a current through and it snaps the molecules into alignment so you can see through the window.”

Chafe said that in general we are establishing a feedback loop within houses that we never had before, and that can lead to all sorts of cool stuff.

“We were driving our houses without a dashboard, we had no idea what was coming in or going out,” he said. “Now we started monitoring performance down to plug loads on appliances and started building in automation systems.”

Interior lighting, for example, can be “tuned” to make up for the daylight, making intelligent tweaks throughout the day to maintain a desired level of light throughout the house.

a dining room table in front of a window: This new and automated home from a story in the Des Moines Register allows you to operate your window shades, security system, audio and video controls, temperature and more.

 © Special to the Register This new and automated home from a story in the Des Moines Register allows you to operate your window shades, security system, audio and video controls, temperature and more.

Back to those smart windows, Chafe said they could be solar collectors too, providing electricity for the house.

“Once you start putting things in your glass where do you stop?” he said. “We can have TVs in there, integrating multi-touch displays on windows. We’re already doing that on bathroom vanity mirrors.”

Brush your teeth while you watch the morning news on the mirror, or check your Facebook account.

“Once stuff gets integrated, architecture becomes seamless design, absorbed and assimilated into the materials,” Chafe said. “It’s great for architects. It frees us up.”Infrastructure vs. Aesthetics

Jeff McBride of Birdseye in Richmond, which not only designs houses but also builds them, said infrastructure is something architects talk about for every home project now.

Take the wiring for recessed lighting. In the past it would be standard 110-volt lines.

a person using a laptop: A smart home offers greater safety and convenient features for easy living.

 © Chainarong Prasertthai, Getty Images/iStockphoto A smart home offers greater safety and convenient features for easy living.

“Now those fixtures are being strung together with low voltage wiring and are communicating via Wi-Fi with each other,” McBride said.

That sets you up for LED or fluorescent lighting, or whatever is coming next. The Wi-Fi makes it possible to control your lighting with your smartphone when you’re not at home.

Brian Mac of Birdseye brings the conversation back to aesthetics, in his mind still the most important consideration.

“I get excited about people starting to pursue homes that are more unique, more about the aesthetics,” Mac said. “Aesthetics drive people’s interest to keep ahead of the curve and not just buy mundane homes and fill them with all this stuff.”

Lists like the one from Arlo & Jacob are great, he said, but they’re not the “soul” of the home, which lies in its aesthetics.

OK fine, but let’s get back to that list.

Personalized sofa that tailors itself to your needs. Robot assistants to help us in the house and become the next generation’s friends. Forks that infuse flavor. Reusable water. Hi-tech tables to both cook and dine on. Mirrors that are your own personal stylist. Appliances merge with art.

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