Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Virginia Tech to display FutureHAUS at IBS

Forget There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, because with Virginia Tech's FutureHAUS, there's a great big beautiful today. Architecture staff and students have taken the concept of modular homes and given it a high-end, and high-tech, twist.

vtmod.jpgWalking through the home office, professor Joseph Wheeler shows off the masterpiece he and his students have spent the semester creating. In the home office that converts to a guest bedroom, a computer desk turns into a platform for a queen sized bed.

The home office backs up to a modular master bedroom. The bedroom has a wall that can give or take space from the home office, depending on time of day. A wave of a hand also sets another wall into motion, revealing a washing machine hidden in a wall.

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