5 Home Technology Brands that Go Beyond Just Tech: Tools to Beautify

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The misconception many interior designers, architects, and homeowners have about technology is that it detracts from the beauty of a space. However, there are many revolutionary brands that create products that go beyond a piece of technology. They create tools for interior designers, architects, and homeowners to use to make smarter and more elegant homes. Below is a short list …

Séura SMART Mirrors: Designer Technology at Its Best

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Séura, a long-time manufacturer of TV Mirror solutions, is bringing SMART technology to the bathroom with the introduction of the Séura SMART Mirror. The announcement was made prior to the Custom Electronics Design Show in September 2017. The new mirrors transcend television viewing, providing consumers instant access to a personalized home screen for a more efficient and comfortable morning routine. …

8 Future Tech Innovations That Will Change The Way We Live

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There is little doubt that advances in science and technology will have a major effect on housing, transport, work, shopping and our diet. A recent study was put together by Vodafone and YouGov.  They surveyed nearly 13,000 adults in 14 countries about their perception of the future. The results revealed that people of all ages think that technological innovation will have the most …

Will VR for Interior Design and Architecture Become the Standard?

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For years, futurists and movies have touted virtual reality as the next big thing. While the technology has always been intriguing, it has yet to become as popular as predicted years ago. That could be changing soon. Some of the world’s largest companies like Facebook and Google have been making strong efforts to bring VR into the mainstream. One of …

3 Ways Your Home Will Be Getting Smarter in the Future

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Smart home technology  makes homes more convenient, comfortable and secure. Over the past several decades, major improvements have been made to residential technology. Lighting, window treatments, climate, entertainment and security have all had major overhauls. The advent of the smartphone and handheld tablet, devices that were brought to market only in the past 5 -10 years, have completely transformed the way …

Lutron’s Palladiom QS Keypads: High-Design Controls

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Lutron Electronics, one of the industry leaders in energy-saving, wireless lighting and shade control, debuted the Palladiom QS keypad last March. The Palladiom QS keypad provides a beautiful architectural aesthetic with a sleek, minimalist design that complements any décor. The keypad is available with a variety of customization options and is versatile enough for any building controls project – including …

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Virtual Reality For Architecture and Design Is Here

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Virtual Reality has been around for decades and the excitement around the possibilities that the technology holds has always captured the imaginations of people from around the world.  The technology driving virtual reality today  compared to years past is  incomparable.  Many industries are using this new technology to give consumers a glimpse into how their products look and feel like. …

Residential Technology for Interior Designers and Architects

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With the use of modern day technology, a great design can be made extraordinary. In contrast, without the proper technology foresight, a great design can be made sub par. We have seen both ends of the spectrum. In this post, we  discuss several residential technologies that can make or break a home’s design. Let us know your thoughts by following …

Outdoor Living and Automation: What’s Possible?

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With many outdoor areas becoming a place of comfort and entertainment, outdoor integrated technology has become a  necessity. Lets explore several popular outdoor integrations. Outdoor Audio Video Control all outdoor televisions and audio zones. AHT can install an unlimited number of outdoor audio and video zones which enables control of specific music and video in certain areas of your estate. …

Ocean Metropolis Conceptualized: A Floating City

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AT Design Office release design for the Floating City Last week, AT Design Office, who has offices in England and China, released conceptualizations for their Floating City concept. AT Design was commissioned by Chinese construction firm CCCC to design the floating island with an area of four square miles.  The technology that is scoped is the same technology that CCCC …