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On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech
In a leafy Toronto neighborhood, a Cor-Ten–clad family home is wired for the future.
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...
Get Smart: Tech-Forward Homes Around the Globe
From midcentury gems to oceanside retreats, these properties exhibit how technology enhances the home.
Smart Tech Makes this Modern Home Ultra Energy Efficient
Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...
The Things a Smart-Tech Reviewer Actually Uses
We asked an early adopter to tell us what her top devices are.
Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home
We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives.
Remember, Smart Tech Isn’t Always so Smart
Four of the less-intelligent trends in home automation.
How to Talk to an Architect About Getting Smart Tech
We asked the principal of DRAW in Kansas City.
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.
This Futuristic Prefab in Spain Has All the High-Tech Gizmos of a Spaceship
A sci-fi-inspired prefab with an efficient edge is grounded in real-world technology.
Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn...
A 1930s Tudor Home Brightens Up in Toronto
A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.
Will Your First Smart Home Arrive on a Flatbed?
Factory-made houses may have an advantage when it comes to automation.
Smart Tech Lovers Take Note, Your Shower Needs an Update
GROHE’s new SmartControl gives you complete control over water temperature, pressure, and output, meaning the perfect shower is...
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...
HP Tango Combines Smart Tech and Style For a Printer That Transcends the Office
We sit down with designer Ken Musgrave to chat about the changing landscape of technology and design—and how it all comes...
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...
A Day in the Life of a Smart-Home Voice Assistant
We asked three super-users to share their voice histories.
This Light-Filled, Metallic Home Embraces Its Wooded Site
A compact home’s rhythmic facade and daylight-drenched interiors create a connection to nature.
Futuristic Forms Meet Historical Details in Designer Danny Venlet's Brussels Home
A prolific Dutch designer by way of Australia rebuilds his roost in Brussels.