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What will be the living spaces in 2050 look like?

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With our ever-growing population and technological advancements, we can see various aspects of our living spaces to evolve. These changes not only address our need for a tailored lifestyle but also issues like climate change.

In this post, we will be looking at a recent campaign created by Viessmann, where they list a few predictions for what our living spaces might be like in 2050.

Lifetime Homes

Viessmann’s article mentions living spaces will be more accommodating to the ageing population. This is because our life expectancy is continuing to increase with improved medical technologies. Therefore, it is important for our architecture to suit our ageing bodies when the time comes.

The article suggested that the future of living spaces will be adequately adjusted to the physical and cognitive mobility of its residents while maintaining an elderly person’s sense of independence.

Responsive Homes

Some living spaces may The climatologist and meteorologist, Robert Vautard, drew up a panorama of habitable spaces by 2050 on a planet warmer by 2°C. According to Viessmann, this may even result in overheating in buildings, they quoted over ‘approximately 7,000 heat-related deaths [will occur] per year in the 2050s, a tripling of the current average’ if no action is taken.

Living spaces in 30 years will, therefore, have to accommodate for this drastic change to our lifestyle. Responsive homes seem to be something that will be a popular demand, which will be equipped with heat pumps that convert low-grade energy to more intense heat, such as heat pumps rather than traditional sources of energy for heat.


Apart from the eco-conscious mindset, Viessmann also suggests that these will also affect the size of our homes. Their discussion with Dr Ian Pearson touches on the ever-growing population in London and Manchester. A solution to the potential issue of overcrowding people are micro-flats.

One way to maximise living space is not only minimizing the size of each person’s flat but also to develop upwards. This can be achieved by using hyper-strong materials to build skyscrapers towering at 10km high in a pyramid form, allowing us to accommodate as many people as possible.

With 2050 being not too long away, would this be something that might be the kind of living spaces that you can see yourself living in?

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