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“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.

New project explores fire protection for battery storage in buildings

A new project intends to evaluate how fire protection for battery storage can be developed as cost-efficiently as possible in collaboration with other important requirements, such as radiation and ven...

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Jonas Anund Vogel outside KTH Live-In Lab.
Jonas Anund Vogel outside KTH Live-In Lab.

Smart and Sustainable Buildings: new book from Jonas Anund Vogel

In his new book ”Smarta och hållbara byggnader” (Smart and Sustainable Buildings), Jonas Anund Vogel, director of KTH Live-In Lab and Dig-IT Lab, gathers his experience from research and networking on...

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The study's suggested coffee-milk-system.

The mystery of the right amount of milk in coffee is finally solved!

How can one bet communicate how much milk one wants in their coffee? Science has an answer.

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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.

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.

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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