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Exterior Live-In Lab

“Learning happens in the course of the experiment itself”

Esther Duflo, The economist as a plumber, 2017

Testbeds for increased innovation in the construction and real estate sector

The platform of testbeds are designed with flexibility and adaptability in mind. It is designed so as to be able to incorporate almost any product or service imaginable, and together with other solutions make one integrated real-life trial system.

KTH Live-In Lab Datapool

The datapool is our portal to data from testbeds and research results. It is open for students, teachers, researchers and industry partners.


Interior testbed
The basement of testbed KTH.

Open Days at KTH Live-In Lab

Anyone who is curious about KTH Live-In Lab is welcome on our open days, one Tuesday a month. It will be an opportunity to meet and discuss new projects and learn more about the infrastructure.

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Co-living for students In KTH Live-In Lab. Photo from Grean Leap.

Co-living for students creates social belonging

Researchers Sara Ilstedt and Martin Sjöman, both from KTH, are authors of a paper about Co-Kitchen, presented at the Design Research Society conference this summer.

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New study from KTH Live-In Lab in the journal Energy Proceedings

A new study describes KTH Live-In Lab's vision and technical functions, and how the testbeds can contribute to speed up the pace of innovation in the construction sector.

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Live-In Lab Introduction

Hear Jonas Anund Vogel, director of KTH Live In-Lab, discuss the work, mission and vision of the centre.

Virtual tour of testbed 3.0

Explore the latest version of Testbed KTH.


The LIL Chronicle

How do we win the game – by complex rules or by enjoying it?

The more technically complex buildings become, the more new forms of collaboration and trust are needed to dare to invest money and time. The rules need to be flexible enough to enable freedom of movement and enjoyment.

Lab Builder Radio

Podcast with Jonas Anund Vogel and Leendert Verhoef. In this episode we hear Living Lab expert Michael Bossert from Concordia University talk about how to create an environment where everyone can engage in learning, co-creation and innovative solutions for the small and big challenges of our time.

Some current projects at KTH Live-In Lab

Interior with ventilation in ceiling

Buildings Post Corona

A collaborative project between Chalmers, KTH, Lund University and Umeå University. The project aims to support the construction sector in designing and maintaining sustainable buildings with a healthy and good indoor environment.

Plan view


The project focuses on new solutions for the sustainable student housing of the future. The vision is to develop a collective living (co living) that is at the forefront in terms of social, economic and ecological sustainability.

Solar panels on roof

Turnkey solutions with PV and energy storage

Solar cells combined with energy storage systems (ESS) are a promising alternative for reducing emissions in urban environments.


Funders and centre partners

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All partners

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