KB Home's innovative KB ProjeKt® reimagined the home of the future
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Looking to the future of home life in 2020 and 2050, the KB ProjeKt
explored innovative themes and ideas of sustainability, smart-home
technology, flexible living space, wellness, and security. It featured a
mix of both imaginative advancements and today's cutting-edge
technology, such as a drone landing pad for package delivery, moveable
walls, a water-recycling dishwasher from Whirlpool® Corporation, and a
Tesla Powerwall® battery. Approximately 1,000 people toured the KB
ProjeKt home at the
Among the KB ProjeKt features relevant to first-time homebuyers included movable walls which facilitated the repurposing of interior space according to the immediate needs of its occupants. The KB ProjeKt also demonstrated the concept of building cartridges, in which aspects of the home are built off-site before installation and can easily be switched out for new cartridges, providing its occupants even more flexibility to adapt their home to their changing needs without the inconvenience of a relocation or renovation. The home's lighting, which utilized programmable LEDs, could be set to different colors and temperatures aligned with the occupants' circadian rhythms to support optimum wakefulness and restfulness for health, wellness, and productivity, and its energy- and water-efficient features could reduce utility costs, helping to make homeownership more attainable.
The KB ProjeKt was an innovative collaborative effort, enlisting the help of an impressive group of best-in-class companies and other contributors. To learn more about the KB ProjeKt, visit the microsite at http://www.builderonline.com/kbhomeprojekt.
"KB Home has a long history of innovation in the homebuilding industry,
and the KB ProjeKt represented a skillful synthesis of
what we've learned over the last 60 years and the forward-thinking
talents of our team," said
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