Looking at Elements Modular Kitchen this is exactly what I foresee, a huge change in 2050. Designed by Mathew Gilbride, this kitchen has been selected for the Electrolux Design Lab 2010. It has all the appliances in the form of wall mounted modules. These appliances include fridge, air-conditioner, lighting and cooking modules and depending on the need, you can choose and add the modules. This adding and subtracting really works well because each unit cannot only work independently, but can also work together efficiently via wireless smart networking. They draw power wirelessly through the ‘powermat’ technology applied to the wall, which is supplemented with solar energy when required.
The integrated surface technology combines advanced solid state lighting, heating, cooling, solar collection and interface display capabilities into a single surface. All the surfaces can light up with any color and the vents on the surface provide air filtration and air conditioning functionality. and, with this kind of modularity at your disposal, you will be able to use all the resources efficiently.
Via: Yanko Design