WIT Press


Smart Architecture Contribution To Achieving Sustainable Architecture Realization

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC100411

Volume

128

Pages

10

Page Range

483 - 492

Published

2010

Size

372 kb

Author(s)

M. Ghorbanzadeh1 & A. Nezami2

Abstract

In this article we consider the ideologies that affect modern human life and smart architecture contribution used as tools to enable those ideologies. It is considered that the technological impact on human life is undeniable but, as well as making use of the technology environment, consideration is really required. Therefore, this study explores the role of smart structures and materials to create new buildings with sustainable architecture. First, such terms as green architecture and sustainable architecture are identified. Then, using smart technology in buildings and what it would be like, are defined. Various smartness used in the buildings, their outcomes, performances and roles are evaluated. Smart buildings’ role in sustainable architecture is explained. Keywords: smart architecture, sustainable architecture, green buildings, building technologies, smart materials, ecological design, sensors, actuators, biomimetics, efficient design. 1 Introduction Nature always inspires man in engineering. Smart buildings and materials are not exceptional for this rule. Zuk and Clark in their book \“Kinetic architecture” suggest that \“life is a kind of movement, which begins from a single cell to the most complex organisms. Movement, dynamism, changeability and compatibility are signs of life. Additionally, survival depends on these factors.

Keywords

smart architecture, sustainable architecture, green buildings, building technologies, smart materials, ecological design, sensors, actuators, biomimetics, efficient design