Smart Housing Småland

Smart Housing Småland bygger en internationellt ledande innovationsmiljö som, med användaren i centrum, skapar smart boende och hållbar byggd miljö med bas i glas och trä.

Projects

Here’s a list of projects that Smart Housing has been working with.

Projects

  • New glass walkway for Kulturparken Småland

    Kulturparken Småland is looking to create a more homogenous environment and obtain better use of its premise areas. A glass walkway between Smålands Museum and the House of Emigrants would facilitate visitor flow between them and provide new exhibition areas, as well as creating a new “exhibition window” for passers-by, representing a significant enhancement of […]
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  • Interactive 3D visualisation of the residential environment

    The construction sector is always looking to make efficiencies, and digitalisation has a lot to offer in this respect. Building information modelling (BIM), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are tools that people have been talking about for some time. The difference now is that we are seeing great advances in their development. These […]
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  • GreenRoofExplore

    The aim of the project was to determine what considerations govern the implementation of vertical densification projects. From a building engineering perspective, older slab frameworks are easiest to work on, although the basic pre-requisites involved can scupper a project. Taking a broader approach based on wood can open up other routes to success with vertical […]
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  • Automated blowing of loose-fill mineral wool insulation instead of mineral wool slabs

    The SHS preliminary study “Automated blowing of loose-fill mineral wool insulation instead of mineral wool slabs” tested a new efficient technique for the automated blowing of loose-fill mineral wool insulation into prefabricated floor elements containing building services. The technique works but further development is needed The use of loose-fill mineral wool in combination with a […]
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  • FE model of a box unit – stress and stability analysis

    The preliminary study “FE model of a box unit – stress and stability analysis”* has produced an FE model for studying the deformation and rigidity of a typical box unit for multi-unit dwellings made of wood. (FE = Finite Element method – a numerical calculation method for solving partial differential equations) The model has been […]
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  • High6 – wood and glass in combination with digital platforms

    High6 is a project aimed at raising the level of innovation within the housing, property and construction sector and thereby create smart and sustainable buildings with added value for the environment, residents and property owners. The project takes its starting point from dynamic building information modelling (BIM) and is a significant contribution to the digital […]
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  • Unique windows: efficient production with unlimited choice

    Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is used mainly for products that take a long time to make, or where a reduction is required in the volume of material in a component. This research project focused on mapping the window-making process to determine for which component or components Kronfönster could lower its production costs by using […]
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  • Production of CLT in southern Sweden

    The market for CLT (cross laminated timber) increases, mainly in Europe but also in he Nordic countries. The production in Sweden is not sufficient for the Swedish market and we therefore import large volumes from other European countries, mainly from Austria where they have both tradition and experience of CLT production. Furthermore, the market for […]
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  • The age-resistant housing

    Because of the demographic progress the number of elderly will increase during the coming years. In 2060 the prognoses estimate 25 % of the population will be 65 years or older. This means the housing issue will be an urgent task within community building in the coming years, both when it comes to new production […]
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  • Material for using sun cells in high module buildings

    It is a great advantage to integrate sun cells into the building already at projection. This gives the lowest cost, most efficient usage and also the most attractive solution. The light conditions vary depending on orientation, surrounding and weather or not it is a roof or a facade that the sun cell should be placed […]
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  • Additive technique as facilitator in industrial production of wooden houses

    Additive production means layer upon layer of material that is built by a 3D printer, emanating from digital CAD models. That is why the 3D printer can construct completely different products with only a small or no different in cost, compared to making identical products. Materials used are mainly plastics, metals or ceramics, which in […]
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  • Solar Film (Sofi): Laminating organic sun cells

    The project has examined how the degree of efficiency in organic sun cells is affected by being laminated in between glass. Glass segments with laminated organic sun cells can for example be used in isolation frames, roof windows or bus stands. However, it was un-clear how organic sun cells react to the laminating process. Laminating […]
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  • Laser cutting of sheet glass

    Laser cutting of glass is a relatively new area at the same time as the development of thin strong glass with new applications is moving fast and demand good methods for processing. In the pre-study ”Laser cutting of sheet glass” an overview is given of the different techniques (traditional, water and laser cutting) used for […]
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  • Mapping transparent intelligence

    A report has been produced mirroring the ongoing work within the area transparent intelligence internationally. Focus is different areas that are considered to be of interest to the Smart Housing Småland network. It is mainly different applications related to housing that is discussed, but inspiration has also been gathered from other businesses such as information […]
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  • Bostadsprotoyp 1.0

    What happens if you gather a large number of companies within building, architecture and design, bring them together with a number of researches and give them the possibility to create new solutions for building and housing together? Smart Housing Småland proudly presented the answer in Almedalen in 2014.   There is a big pressure on […]
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  • Open innovation for business development

    The report presents the status for open innovation, in general and more specific, for small and mid-size companies and the building industry. One is also given an overview of activities within the area and discuss how open innovation can improve product development. Author: Leona Achtenhagen and Anders Melander, Jönköping International Business School
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  • Small prototypes of different aspects of transparent intelligence for wood building (bio-based materials)

    The project has gathered a large number of smaller prototypes which all demonstrate new possibilities for the smart living, as for example: Alternative sheet glass types Coatings Smart transparent functions Bio-composites Sun cells Continuation The prototypes are used to demonstrate the possibilities with transparent intelligence for the housing of the future. Since one can feel […]
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  • Acoustics in houses with a lot of glass surfaces

    The project has mapped the knowhow with a practical approach on to how to continue working in order to use existing knowledge to help new inventions for smart houses. Potential continuous work Perforated glass absorbers Actively sound absorbing panes Project participants Lars-Göran Sjökvist (project manager) and Jörgen Olsson SP Trä, Jerry Eriksson Glafo and Åsa […]
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  • To whom should we build and how do they want to live?

    The result shows there are four apparent groups which today have difficulties finding good housing solutions on the Swedish housing market: young adults, families with many children, newly arrived refugees and older people searching for a smaller accommodation. In a wider perspective you can turn the question around and ask the producers: For whom do […]
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  • A changing intake of light in buildings

    The starting point for this pre-study was the notion that new products can have an impact only of there is a cultural preparation for the new which is brought by the product. The technical development makes everything more possible – but everything that is possible is maybe not a welcome solution. In order to be […]
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  • Gender aspects of housing requirements

    The pre-study has examined earlier housing history and the relationship between design and gender, in order to then study the perspective’s applicability of any housing concepts for the future. A rundown of earlier research has been made and the condition of norm critical design innovation has been examined. The historical rundown shows housing politics in […]
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  • Public innovation procurement

    In the project report ”Innovation procurement – a tool for the smart housing and building of the future” by Sara Modig and Åsa Minoz, ModigMinoz, a juxtaposition of existing knowledge of innovation procurement is given. They point at the fact that innovation procurement does not have to be difficult and give good advice and examples […]
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