Open up the building : architectural relevance of building-users and their participations

Santo, Yasu, Loh, Susan, & Fernando, Ruwan (2013) Open up the building : architectural relevance of building-users and their participations. In Stouffs, Rudi, Janssen, Patrick, Roudavski, Stanislav, & Tunçer, Bige (Eds.) 18th International conference of the association of computer-aided architectural design research in asia, National University of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Singapore, pp. 385-394.


As buildings have become more advanced and complex, our ability to understand how they are operated and managed has diminished. Modern technologies have given us systems to look after us but it appears to have taken away our say in how we like our environment to be managed. The aim of this paper is to discuss our research concerning spaces that are sensitive to changing needs and allow building-users to have a certain level of freedom to understand and control their environment. We discuss why, what we call the Active Layer, is needed in modern buildings; how building inhabitants are to interact with it; and the development of interface prototypes to test consequences of having the Active Layer in our environment.

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ID Code: 61098
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Active Layer, Participation, Sensors, Interface, Building Information Model
ISBN: 9789881902641
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2013 23:10
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2013 05:23

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