Peter and Dan discuss the transformation of construction and real estate, as solar energy, 3D printing, augmented reality (AR) and new materials science breakthroughs begin to permeate every facet of the way we design, construct and inhabit built spaces.
In this episode:
- Dan uses historical examples to demonstrate the notion that process has often defined the real estate and construction industries (think: the premade Sears house kits, which democratized home design for American consumers). He further teases the question: how will today’s explosion of versatile and autonomous construction methods redefine architecture and interior design?
- Peter depicts a future wherein homes are designed as both functional spaces and augmented reality canvases, unlocking virtual living for AR users. White walls might become the day’s scenery of choice; compact homes allow for multi-use efficiency; and sensor-embedded walls allow homeowners and office managers to monitor everything constantly.
- Dan and Peter agree on AI’s collaborative role in designing, beautifying, and optimizing human homes. Our new creative assistants, AIs will serve to both enhance our aesthetic and streamline energy-efficient construction.