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The story of the smart home has yet to be written—one early adopter explains why.
George Smart, executive director of Triangle Modernist Archive, is a modern-day Lorax for modern-designed houses.
Goodbye, Smart Home?
Is 2021 the year we give up on gadgetry and embrace a more elegant home intelligence?
Remember, Smart Tech Isn’t Always so Smart
Four of the less-intelligent trends in home automation.
Revamping the San Francisco Vernacular, Modern Design and Technology Serves A Busy Family
Designpad Architecture renovates a Noe Valley residence for a growing family to help them feel more connected to each other and...
The Starter Guide to Assembling Your Smart Home
Home automation expert and director of marketing at Leviton Greg Rhoades shares what to prepare, what to consider, and what to...
How a Smart Interior Design Saved This House
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
24 Smart Upgrades to Support a Healthier Home
Freshen up your space in a snap with these vital wellness–focused products.
11 Smart Home Devices For an Efficient Home
If you're looking to make your home work more efficiently and reduce energy costs, the smart home market has a lot to offer.
9 Smart Home Devices For Aging in Place
With these systems and connected devices installed, your smart home can help take care of you in your golden years.
Will Your First Smart Home Arrive on a Flatbed?
Factory-made houses may have an advantage when it comes to automation.
How to Integrate Smart Lighting into Your Home
The firm OneButton specializes in creating custom technology solutions for spaces ranging from offices to residences.
The Things a Smart-Tech Reviewer Actually Uses
We asked an early adopter to tell us what her top devices are.
8 Smart Gadgets to Supercharge Your Kitchen
Equip your kitchen with these smart home technologies for a boost in convenience, efficiency, and productivity.
Will Smart Cities Make Life Easier For Everyone?
The Internet of Things has the power to make cities inﬁnitely friendlier for seniors and people with disabilities.
5 Key Elements of Smart Home Functionality
As technology becomes smarter, the natural evolution is to connect devices in our homes to help us lead more comfortable, secure,...
A Day in the Life of a Smart-Home Voice Assistant
We asked three super-users to share their voice histories.
18 Smart and Surprising Under-Stair Storage Solutions
Architects, designers, and DIY enthusiasts craft inventive storage solutions beneath staircases where negative space usually...
This Smart Home Sets a Powerful New Standard For Sustainability
The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the...
Meet the Prefab Unit That's Smart, Mobile, and Sustainable
These self-sufficient, modular prefab housing units from Germany offer smart home technology and are designed to meet the Passive...
A Claustrophobic London Mews House Gets a Smart Redesign
In North London, a small mews house suffering from lack of light gains a bright refresh with space-saving features.
A Smart TV Controls the Layout of This Futuristic Beijing Home
Demonstrating the fluid relationships between work, home, and technology, Chinese studio Dot Architects creates a haven for the...
9 Eco-Friendly Homes With Smart, Sustainable Features
With careful planning and wise material choices, you can design an eco-friendly home that's not only gentler on the planet, but...
Get Smart: Tech-Forward Homes Around the Globe
From midcentury gems to oceanside retreats, these properties exhibit how technology enhances the home.
Apple Just Received a New Patent For “Smart Fabric”
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a new patent for “Fabric” that could be applied to clothing, furniture,...
How to Talk to an Architect About Getting Smart Tech
We asked the principal of DRAW in Kansas City.
Meet the Faces Behind Our Smart Tech Issue
The writers and photographers that made our July/August 2016 issue possible.
27 Smart, Space-Saving Ideas for Tiny Homes and Apartments
These compact residences employ clever storage solutions and thoughtful hacks for multifunctional living.
Airstream's Basecamp Is a Lightweight Trailer Stuffed With Smart Travel Solutions
Tackle new terrain with the lightest Airstream travel trailer yet.
The Best New E-Bikes Are Smart, Stylish, and a Blast to Ride
If you think electric bicycles are clunky and ugly, it’s time to take another look.
In This Compact Barcelona Apartment, Space Is Maximized With Smart Material Choices
In the heart of Poblenou, a neighborhood in Barcelona that was once the epicenter of industry in the 19th century, rising real...
An Origami-Inspired Apartment in Hong Kong With Tons of Smart Storage
Following the influential saying adopted by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, “less is more," this Hong Kong apartment taps into the...
An Awkward Dublin Home Turns a Corner With a Smart Triangular Extension
Robert Bourke Architects utilizes every inch of space on a challenging site to create an addition with skylights, a garden, and...
Amazon Joins Forces With Plant Prefab, a Smart Housing Startup
Amazon's Alexa Fund invests in Plant Prefab, a start-up specializing in the sustainable construction of prefab homes.
Welcome to Your Forever Home: Smart Tech For Aging in Place
The smart tech revolution holds particular promise for aging in place.
Clueless About Gardening? These 5 Smart Planters Can Help
You may not have a green thumb, but thanks to technology, you can still grow your own herbs and vegetables.