View Inc. has announced a partnership with home design company Nabr, co-founded by architect Bjarke Ingels and development professionals Roni Bahar and Nicholas Chim. According to the announcement, Nabr Homes will be constructed with sustainable materials and be carbon neutral in operations. View is providing the converged network infrastructure and platform to enable a wide variety of smart building and resident applications.
“Homes of the future will adapt to people and the environment—not the other way around,” said Ingels. “At Nabr, we are fundamentally rethinking every aspect of residential development—from design to ownership to operation—to benefit people and the planet. View will play an instrumental role in this transformation by providing a flexible technology backbone that can be continually adapted and upgraded to improve resident experiences and enable new features, while also conserving energy.”
All Nabr Homes will feature View Smart Windows, which adjust automatically to provide continuous access to natural light and outdoor views while minimizing heat and glare.
Additionally, View’s cloud-connected smart building network, View Net, will power all connected products in Nabr developments, such as smart locks, access controls, air quality sensors, smart thermostats, parking, and other resident and community applications, on one unified and secure platform.
“View is excited to partner with Bjarke Ingels and Nabr to create responsive smart homes that transform the human experience in buildings and help address climate change,” said Dr. Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View Inc. “Combining Nabr’s innovative approach to home design with our smart building platform drives customization at scale, efficiently adding unique value to residents.”
Nabr’s first development, SoFA One in San Jose, will offer over 125 available homes, and is slated to break ground this summer.