Sydney Smart Home

Sydney Smart Home

Alternative housing proposal

Smart Home Sydney proposes housing that monitors the health of ageing residents with floor sensors to detect falls and alert health services.

Smart city principles like super high-speed internet would allow for service optimisation through data collection and analysis.

Data collection and analysis would allow greater service for residents.

While devices connected to high-speed internet are critical to the proposal, social connections are primary to health and wellbeing.

Affordable housing options in urban neighbourhoods can provide all the amenities, transit and services that allow one to thrive at all stages of life.

View proposal (PDF 4.7 MB)

About the team

Joe Colistra and Nilou Vakil are principal architects with the American firm in situ Design.

They specialise in housing design, interiors and urban design.

Both teach in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas.

Joe is also the director of the university’s Institute for Smart Cities, which researches the impact of high-speed connectivity on our buildings and environments.


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Last updated: Friday, 14 June 2019