FutureHAUS, Virginia Tech's home interiors manufacturing and design project, has discovered a profound shift in what consumers want in their homes. Largely, they seek adaptable and convertible spaces that are fully wired and plumbed - but everything neatly hidden behind the scenes for, for that clean, simple look favored by Millennials.
Virginia Tech Center for Design Research spent four years on the FutureHAUS project, exploring integration of technology with architecture, and its prospect for industrialized home production.
|Hear Joe Wheeler July 18|
Lead researcher Joseph Wheeler, professor of architecture and co-director of the Center for Design Researchworked with an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty from industrial design, architecture, interior design, visual communication design, and computer science departments to envisage the house of the future, unveiling it room by room at KBIS, the annual Kitchen & Bath Indsutry Show.
Wheeler will bring findings from four years working on the project to the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, July 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the la Vegas Convention Center.
Wood Skyscrapers: CLT & High-rise Buildings
Growth and insight from Manufacturing Data
Joint Technology Development In Action
Among the most popular subjects at Woodworking Network are new developments in materials. In addition to digital staining and cross laminated timber and panel, hear about:
• One-off Digitally Printed Laminates - Stephanie Richardson, Design Manager, Schattdecor, will explain the technology and applications behind global decorative surfaces leader Schattdecor's move into its emerging digitally printed surfaces. Schattdecor operates its major U.S. production facility near St. Louis.
|Sponsor 40 Under 40
Class of 2017
This prequel to the evening Wood Industry 40 Under 40 Awards program (sponsored this year by Stiles) will poll some of the industry’s best and brightest rising talent. You'll learn how differently they think, and pain points they encounter as they try to change their organizations, and their industry.
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