As an architects firm we like to incorporate new technologies into our designs. At the same time we have to make sure that those technologies will be worth their money, are an advantage to the design and to the client and, most important, that they are tried and tested in real world enviroments.
It is important that the technology can be installed locally by a certified contractor who will be able to do maintenance and guaranty the technology keeps working. New technologies from abroad with no local support in place are doomed to fail.
Below we list a couple of technologies which we think are interesting to consider incorporating in designs. We have installed each of them in specific situations and know their pros and con’s.