ICT4S - Sustainable and smart: Rethinking what a smart home is
Sustainable and Smart:
Rethinking What a Smart Home Is
Maha Salman Samar Sabie Steve Easterbrook Josie Abate
Passive and Active Design
Passive and Active Occupants
Smart home where everything is controlled by high technology
What Do We Mean By A Smart Home
PASSIVE VS ACTIVE DESIGN AND OCCUPANCY
VERNACULAR HOMES IN EXTREME CLIMATES:
SMART, SUSTAINABLE,AND PASSIVE
Organic compact urban fabric orientated towards prevailing wind
Shaded alleys for sun protection providing shadow for pedestrians
Courtyards the basic design element in traditional houses in hot climate
INWARD DESIGN: COURTYARD HOUSE
Solid elevations with small openings to maximum protection from sun
SOLID WALLS AND SMALL OPENINGS
Coral-stone wallMountain-stone wallPalm-frond wall Plastered wall
Building materials used in walls in traditional architecture
LOCAL BUILDING MATERIALS
Natural ventilation through upper spaces in a traditional house in hot climate
Natural ventilation features in a traditional house
Roof is covered partially to be used as an outdoor space in summer
OUTDOOR SPACES: ROOFS
RETHINKING THE CONCEPT OF SMART HOMES
Ø Our vision for smart and sustainable architecture, based on
vernacular practices, offers a new paradigm of passive
design and active occupancy.
Ø An approach that uses vernacular design principles in
domestic buildings, reversing the usual assumption of
active buildings and passive occupants.
Ø This approach represents a radical shift in the way that ICT
systems are used to create the smart home.
Ø The role of ICT should be in the use of software tools to
supplement human expertise, to improve design
performance, and to educate dwellers on active occupancy.
Ø A rational blend of passive and active design systems is
therefore a favorable strategy to provide more sustainable
homes, made smarter with judicious use of ICT.