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An Evaluation On Flexible Architecture And Smart Building Integration After The Pandemic

SPACE International Journal of Space Studies in Architecture and Urban Design
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Merve Atmaca
Beykent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Received October 4, 2021 – Accepted November 4, 2021 – Published December 10, 2021

Technological developments have brought many innovations in terms of efficiency in the building sector as well as in the industry. “Smart Building” is a concept that brings together the digitalizing world with the changing terms of comfort and our behaviours that have become the normal of daily life. The smart buildings, that is a product of multidisciplinary study, aim at maximum functionality, savings and benefit. However, in the concept of “Smart Building”, the technical characteristics of the materials used in the building and even the flexible space organization that can change functions with mobile systems should also come to mind. When the design is viewed in terms of functional flexibility, flexible spaces that can serve different purposes simultaneously in the organization of the space will be discussed. With the online life that started after the pandemic, the design expectations are towards the inclusion of office functionality in standard residences.

Smart Buildings; Flexible Design; Flexible Architecture; Flexible Space; Functional Flexibility
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