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Intelligent Future Homes

The Jung Smart House

— August 9, 2008 — Eco
The Jung Smart House could be a good indicator of what housing may look like in the future. Everything in this German engineered home is regulated by KNX sensors which control shade and light, air quality and temperature as well as audio and entertainment.

The intelligent Jung KNX building system apparently eliminates the need for features like light switches because "the lights come on by themselves whenever they are needed," according to Home Design Find.

I'm not really sure what that means, however, because I don't think this house knows when you might want some mood lighting. Even if it could detect emotions like some of the sophisticated technologies we've seen, there's still the issue of catering to individual needs. If one person is feeling a little frisky, for example, and wouldn't mind the lights dimmed, the other could be in business mode and wanting great lighting to do their paper work efficiently.

"The Smart Home features a Facility Pilot which controls the technology of the building system. Just think your home wakes up as you come home and goes to sleep when you leave," Home Design Find adds.

The home also has features like a weather station sensor so that if it rains, for example, it will make adjustments like raising the blinds and closing the windows, and turning up the heat if it cools down.

The video on Smart Housing site gives a visual demonstration of the house's features.