discussion on home automation for the environmentalist

March 2, 2009 § 5 Comments

For the last week or more I’ve been flirting with home automation. I knew about it but never looked deeper inside its guts. Now I can say my knowledge on the subject is wide enough to be able to make some decisions and discuss it in an article. Anyway any responsible and knowledgeable comments are more than welcomed.

Home Automation Solutions, known as Domotics in Europe, is a way to control every bit of equipment and device in a home with the purpose of lowering energy bills (efficiency) and rising the comfort (quality of life). « Read the rest of this entry »

smart homes need a way to protect wireless communication between devices: paint

January 27, 2009 § 1 Comment

Wireless screening paint

Wanna build a smart-home? You have all the ingredients? A central server managing the lights, the tv, the stereo, the blinds, the thermostat, the solar panels on the roof, the LCD displays in every room and who knows what else? I suspect you want a wifi-capable « Read the rest of this entry »

Presenting Design-Pod, the all-in-one home-office you’ll ever need

January 14, 2008 § Leave a comment

design-pod by Andrew Maynard Architects Australia

All-In-One home office saves space, your mortgage

Smart home-office ideea from Australia-based Andrew Maynard Architects, this unit can fold and unfold in your living-room and goes unnoticed when not in use. For me it looks like a mini-bar. Put some glasses and a botthle of wisky on top and there you go.

For the courious jump to see a few more photos: « Read the rest of this entry »

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