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When it comes to home design, two attributes are likely to become even more important in the years ahead: sustainability and technology that predicts what residents want. That will mean homes of the future could look pretty different from today.

More homes will be clad in environmentally friendly materials, built to weather the elements and conserve energy. Appliances, lights and windows would not only respond to residents’ needs but anticipate them, enabled by sensors and artificial intelligence that analyze the home’s contents and make decisions—order this, adjust that—accordingly.

During the pandemic, more people are doing activities at home that were once relegated to the office or gym. It is hard to say if this shift will last, but it has highlighted the importance for space that adapts to inhabitants’ needs.

Read more: The House of Tomorrow – WSJ

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