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AI predicts what homes of the future could look like

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Anna McEntee
Comparethemarket: Utilising expert commentary we fed key-words to the AI tool MidJourney which created the images

Comparethemarket uses AI to predict what our homes could look like in the future.

Architect explains how the predicted house designs will support more sustainable living.

Sustainable features such as concentrated fungus, personal wind turbines and sail-like shaped exteriors are predicted for homes of the future.

Climate expert reveals how we can make our homes more sustainable now.

As technology advances faster than ever before, our homes are undergoing a transformation to become smarter, more efficient, and better suited to the modern family. With this in mind, the home insurance team at Comparethemarket partnered with Chris Lawson, owner of an architecture firm, to find out the future trends and materials in house-building.

This information was fed into an AI tool, to create images of what our homes may look like in the future.

Homes of the Future in the United Kingdom

The AI-generated images show that homes in London and Edinburgh are expected to feature living walls and concentrated fungus, which will support the need for cities to become greener and more sustainable, while ensuring homes are equipped to allow us to live more harmoniously with nature.

We can also expect houses in London to make use of fast-growing timber in a bid to move away from using 1,000-year-old trees for structures, while personal wind turbines, as seen in the AI-generated predictions for houses of the future in Cardiff, could also become common-place as we begin to harness wind-power.

International Homes of the Future

AI was also used to imagine what homes of the future would look like in five major international cities with differing climates - Toronto, Dubai, Amsterdam, Paris and New York.

The sail-like shape in the New York design could rotate to capture sunlight and reflect this light to other panels to massively increase renewable energy capture.

Houses in Toronto could be created with carbon blocks, giving good thermal values made from scrubbing carbon out of the air. Living walls should help improve the biodiversity of the sprawling city of Paris, with solar panels featuring heavily in the design for Dubai’s home of the future.

How to speed up sustainability in your home

Anna McEntee from the home insurance team at Comparethemarket said: “Government reports show nearly 20% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions come from energy used in our homes, meaning there is no time like the present to begin making our homes more sustainable and future-proof.

“There are several ways this can be done, from investing in solar panels, to ensuring your home is thoroughly insulated. It’s important to note these types of improvements will likely add value to the property, or even change the structure of your home, which could affect the cost of your home insurance premium.

“It’s always a good idea to get in touch with your insurance provider and tell them about your plans before making any changes, in order to avoid invalidating your home insurance”.

About Comparethemarket:

Comparethemarket was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past 15 years to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites.

Comparethemarket provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as credit cards and loans.

Comparethemarket actively works with its brand partners to help provide great services to customers.

Comparethemarket is a trading name of Compare The Market Limited. Registered in England No. 10636682. Registered Office: Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6YS. Compare The Market Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance distribution (Firm Reference Number: 778488). Energy and Digital products are not regulated by the FCA.

Sources and Methodology:

Utilising expert commentary we fed key-words to the AI tool MidJourney which created the images.

Expert comments were provided by Chris Lawson, Managing Director of CK Architectural.

By Liliana Alvarez

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