Homes that address current trends seem to be the new wave of the future. We have self-healing, earthquake proof homes in Spain and houses built out of trash in the UK... these are just a couple of examples of how home builders are adapting to the ever changing lives and the unpredictable environment of the world around us.
Implications - These villas will be designed specifically to resist earthquakes. Within the walls of these homes will be nano polymer particles, which will enter into cracks and solidify to reinforce the home. It'll also monitor vibrations through an "intelligent sensor network" according to Science Daily.
The project will involve the University of Leeds NanoManufacturing Institute.