Flux House is a housing system designed to be maximally sustainable in its production, construction, and also its use, by allowing for reconfiguration and expansion of a single module to form clusters, communities and urban development.
It is engineered with passive house principles and a minimal number of components which are suited for large scale manufacturing process. This serves to: drive quality, reduce capital investment requirements, facilitate automation. Manufacturing components in a factory has been shown to cut emissions by up to 60%, compared to conventional construction.
Enabling technologies such as IoT, building controls, robotics and digitization can now be cost-effectively integrated into the building process with reliable quality and high performance. For residents, IoT infrastructures and interfaces are designed to incorporate many other smart home technologies from the outset.
Smart sensors in conjunction with other devices provide real-time information about air and water quality, thermal, lighting and acoustic comfort, and overall energy consumption, so individuals can understand their homes better.
Meanwhile, smart homes better connect residents by sensing, understanding, responding to and gradually anticipating needs. In addition to improving health and wellbeing, automating control over home environments can help save energy and reduce the carbon footprint.
Taking into account the entire life cycle of the building, FluxHouses can substantially reduce home ownership cost which will in turn narrow the affordability gap. Scaling for widespread adoption will have a significant impact on energy efficiency, quality of life, and ultimately enable us to deliver genuinely affordable and beautiful homes for everyone.
"The FluxHouse is our commitment to creating homes of affordable luxury, bringing beauty and sustainability into many people’s lives. The Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies help advance the Fluxus prefabricated building system by leveraging innovations in advanced materials, construction automation, connected building and smart home tech." - Fanyu Lin, CEO, Fluxus. "The Fluxus System is also designed to smoothly incorporate other smart home technologies from the outset."
Fluxus is part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators community, amongst four leading companies selected to participate in the Forum’s augmented reality pilot project. The World Economic Forum’s Strategic Intelligence Group has introduced the use of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) into its curated content offering for immersive experiences.
"Our digital future is becoming more interactive and spatial, so these first steps into the nascent world of immersive technologies through easily accessible augmented reality represent a paradigm shift towards a new type of user-interface for our interactions with both the physical and digital worlds." - Andrew Berkley, Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum.
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Founded in 2013 in New York City, Fluxus is a privately held construction technology company, committed to advancing global housing solutions to improve quality of life through a new way of delivering affordable, energy-efficient and healthy homes across the economic spectrum by implementing smart methods of construction, where measurable ESG metrics are woven into the value chain for creating new homes.
For more details: www.fluxus-prefab.com