It’s always risky to predict what’s going to happen in the future. All those cheesy “house of the future” demonstrations from the 1950’s turned out to be pretty wrong. Those who predicted our colonization of the moon, unfortunately, have yet to be proved correct.
The problem is that the general population is too reluctant to adopt new technology or welcome in change. Use a PDA for a cellphone and you look like an idiot, even though that PDA might be far more functional than a standard phone. Wireless Internet should be ubiquitous, but some people still don’t use it. The same problem is true for housing. Designs have undoubtedly changed over the years, but nothing radical has occurred.
Then people try stuff like this. While trying to be revolutionary, the houses just seem too “weird” for acceptance by the general public. Who would want to live in a house made of glass so that everyone could see what you’re doing? Who would want to live in a house made of cardboard…how long would that last in a storm (even with a plastic roof)? Only a homeless man would dream of a house made of cardboard.
The key to revolutionizing the housing industry is doing it in steps. First we make a mass-produced, single-material home that looks much like modern houses and is assembled in a traditional way. Then we gradually alter the design, and eventually end up with a more easily distributable product. But we avoid the cardboard at all costs.