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Title: INTERACTIVE ARCHITECTURE : INTEGRATION OF INTERACTIVE AND KINETIC SYSTEMS INTO BUILDINGS TO REDEFINE ARCHITECTURE AS A BIOLOGICAL ARTIFACT
Authors: TAN CHENG HIONG SHAUN
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Lim Ee Man, Joseph
Interactive architecture
Kinetic systems
Issue Date: 12-Jan-2010
Citation: TAN CHENG HIONG SHAUN (2010-01-12T03:33:57Z). INTERACTIVE ARCHITECTURE : INTEGRATION OF INTERACTIVE AND KINETIC SYSTEMS INTO BUILDINGS TO REDEFINE ARCHITECTURE AS A BIOLOGICAL ARTIFACT. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The majority of buildings are conceived as architecture objects designed for robust usage with their building elements specified for weather and structure performance, as passive systems with minimum maintenance operational costs. Natural systems are dynamically responsive to changing environments. They are equipped with sophisticated sensors, filters and motion systems for survival. Humans occupy buildings; a barrier is thus created between the two. This barrier limits the level of communication and responses between the humans and the built environment. If this barrier gets eliminated, the built environment would then be able to adapt and respond to humans and their needs, thus helping to amplify the experience of space (Houston Drum 2007). As Houston Drum suggests that kinetic systems may be implemented into architecture to create different levels of interaction with interdependent relationships with humans and the spaces it occupies. With this in mind, building fabrics need no longer be regarded as static and inert barriers, but instead as dynamic environmental filters. Building elements like walls or façades can affect transformations in both short and long term time spans; linearly, reversibly or cyclically to adapt to different climates. As the subject is so extensive, this dissertation will explore some of the current theories and practices of interactive architecture designs, its impact on human and space interactivity and highlight related contexts of technological developments and social and cultural issues which may affect architecture in future. This dissertation concludes with speculations of future development and the advancement of technological trends. In the future, we may find that interactive architecture can significantly affect our live by reacting with us and constantly shaping the way we interact with each other.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223498
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