The Now House
I have a long-standing love affair with modern modular homes, particularly those built with eco-friendly materials and techniques (which is most of them, these days). I also have a long-standing love affair with the “digital home” movement, wherein everything is wired to everything else and everything is online and the refrigerator knows when it’s out of milk and all that. So I am all agog at the unveiling of the Now House, a modern, modular, sustainable, digital-to-the-hilt exhibition home built using a system designed by Clever Homes, packed with products chosen by CNET Digital Living, and presented by the non-profit Affordable Green Development Corporation (what? no website?).
The stylish modern, high-tech home is designed from safe advanced green and sustainable materials in a highly integrated manner. It also features the best digital accoutrements, including an intelligent digital network, extensive security monitoring and a consumer electronics system comprised of the “Editor’s Choice” award selections provided by CNET Digital Living.
“The NowHouse was conceived to give consumers and builders alike a fully functional example of the advances that have taken place in home construction,” said Scott Redmond, project director. “This innovative structure was built using a proprietary panelized construction system featuring patent-pending technologies, construction tools, and processes in over 300,000 square feet of robotic factories which are online and ready to build as of today, at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional home building.”
The NowHouse project brings the “best-of-breed” architects, agencies, engineers, state-of-the-art products, technologies and systems together with the public to solve the missing link in modern digitally integrated green, sustainable, efficient systems- built, value-based homes for the progressive world.
The Now House has been built in an SBC Park Parking lot in San Francisco, Calif., and is open to the public through December 20. If you live in that neck of the woods, you should check it out.