THE NEW AMERICAN HOME: DESIGNING FOR THE NEW AMERICAN LIFE
If our homes reflect our lifestyles, there’s a lot The New American Home can teach us about the modern American life. An annual project of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), The New American Home showcases state of the art in home technology, efficiency, construction techniques and design. Although a home like this is out of reach for the typical home buyer, it points the way toward cultural trends that will guide home design over the coming years. Plus, many of its elements can be affordably integrated into both new construction and remodel projects.
This year’s home, overlooking the Las Vegas strip, is a testament to an aspirational lifestyle defined by the seamless integration of electronics, a desire to be closer to nature, well-being-focused indulgence and communal time spent with friends and family.
As a symbol for lifestyles defined by the selective sampling of diverse cultures and traditions — made possible through technology — the home’s Las Vegas location is also very fitting. The creative fusion that defines the city’s continual reinvention of itself is on full display in the home’s design, embracing a variety of elements and combining them into something entirely new, yet still very familiar.