5. December 2019

Smart Liv­ing Today and in the Future

We want our homes to be con­nect­ed effi­cient­ly and at the same time we want to pre­serve them as spaces in which we feel com­fort­able and our pri­va­cy is pro­tect­ed. This is why we needs all-encom­pass­ing ideas, smart ways to com­mu­ni­cate, and inno­v­a­tive approach­es to design. Design is the ele­ment in this process that con­nects intel­li­gent tech­nolo­gies to users. The Smart Liv­ing exhi­bi­tion orga­nized by bay­ern design, the cen­ter of design com­pe­tence in Bavaria, and Munich Air­port address­es top­ics rel­e­vant to mod­ern soci­ety. Beyond learn­ing about smart appli­ances devel­oped for smart homes, vis­i­tors can famil­iar­ize them­selves with com­plex sys­tems from the Inter­net of Things (IoT) and con­cepts for inno­v­a­tive, sus­tain­able liv­ing quar­ters and build­ings in both an urban and a rur­al con­text. Smart Liv­ing will run until Jan­u­ary 31, 2020 at Ter­mi­nal 2, Lev­el 04, Check-In Area South at Munich Airport.

Sus­tain­able smart living

Selb­stver­sorg­er­sied­lung UPSIDE is a sus­tain­able project which was imple­ment­ed at Sieben­tis­chwald in Augs­burg based on Michelle Weck’s con­cep­tu­al bach­e­lor the­sis (HS Augs­burg). büro für bau­form (Nurem­berg) has devel­oped Plan­t­House for urban envi­ron­ments. Plan­t­House takes sus­tain­abil­i­ty into con­sid­er­a­tion as well as the lifestyle adjust­ments nec­es­sary as a result of cli­mate change. Devel­oped by Agri­lu­tion (Munich), Plantcube is a cus­tomiz­able gar­den specif­i­cal­ly designed for the kitchens of tomor­row. It is a ful­ly-auto­mat­ed indoor green­house cab­i­net that offers ide­al con­di­tions in which plants can grow. Anoth­er project deal­ing with sus­tain­abil­i­ty in mod­ern homes was cre­at­ed by design­er Nina Renth of Design­büro Barthke Renth and car­pen­ter Rudolf Worof­ka (Hers­bruck). In their Save the Rest upcy­cling work­shops the two show­case their ideas and prod­ucts based on diverse mate­ri­als left over from the pro­duc­tion of furniture.

Smart con­nec­tiv­i­ty

While appli­ca­tions for smart devices have changed rapid­ly over the past few years, one of the remain­ing chal­lenges is the joint con­trol facil­i­tat­ed by smart con­nec­tiv­i­ty. This is where iHaus, devel­oped by iHaus AG (Unter­föhring), comes into play. iHaus is a smart-liv­ing plat­form that acts as a cross-sys­tem con­nec­tiv­i­ty inter­face for smart homes. S. Siedle & Söhne OHG (Furt­wan­gen), man­u­fac­tur­er of build­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­o­gy, also has set out to con­nect diverse func­tions. The company’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion tool, Siedle Axiom, is an all-in-one indoor sta­tion, tele­phone, and oper­at­ing pan­el fea­tur­ing a wire­less receiv­er and a smart user inter­face. Smart sys­tems also have been devel­oped for heat­ing sys­tems. For exam­ple, EBER­LE CON­TROLS (Nurem­berg) has devel­oped Wis­er, a sys­tem that inte­grates heaters into a smart con­trol sys­tem. Up to 16 heat­ing zones can be adjust­ed and con­trolled indi­vid­u­al­ly and con­ve­nient­ly via a smart­phone or a tablet. The only pre­req­ui­site is that each heater be equipped with a Wis­er ther­mo­stat designed by Tom Faren­s­ki Indus­tri­al Design (Fürth). As an alter­na­tive homes can be heat­ed quick­ly using elec­tric heaters. Elveo, the new heat­ing sys­tem devel­oped by Ker­mi GmbH (Plat­tling), is com­prised of ultra-flat heaters that ensure com­fort­able room tem­per­a­tures rapid­ly. Each device trans­fers heat through infrared rays. The WRX oper­at­ing pan­el con­nects the heaters with intel­li­gent com­po­nents sup­plied by oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers. Robot­ics are being used in an increas­ing num­ber of smart homes. For exam­ple, the smart auto­mat­ed floor vac­u­um clean­er Rox­xter, devel­oped by Bosch (Munich), helps keep the entire home clean. Rox­xter is con­trolled via a smart­phone or a tablet. Designed by BRAN­DIS Indus­tri­al Design (Nurem­berg), the robot also can be used to clean indi­vid­ual rooms only and ignore no-go areas. In addi­tion, Rox­xter responds to voice commands.

exhi­bi­tion information:
„Smart Liv­ing“  until Jan­u­ary 31, 2020
Muncih Air­port, Ter­mi­nal 2, Ebene 04,
Check-In Area South