PUBLISHING ENERGY USE INTHE DOMESTIC ENVIRONMENTS! INFERENCES FROM DESIGN INTERVENTION CASES IN INDIAN APARTMENTS ! Karthikeya Acharya! Doctoral Researcher ! Department of Design School of Art, Design and Architecture ! Aalto University! 18 th September 2012!
Activities that construct domestic living in Indianapartments. !Performing daily living and material consumptionin these contexts.!
As a matter of constructive design researchmethodology, to understand daily living withelectricity, I have deployed prototypes thatpublish and make open energy use in the ﬁeldto reach inferences and hypothesis aboutmaterial usage in daily living.!
I! While the beneﬁts in gaining open access and making energy useinformation live and accessible at the end user level are by now aimed to help in energy conservation, I present a supportive design intervention case where opening energy use data has lead to reﬂecting on ones acquired habits from a longitudinal perspective. ! II! Also, when opening energy data is considered within the context of thedomestic environments it is useful to look at the relation between energy usage and the notion of more and less private spaces of the home.!
I! A case of comparing daily energy use between two families in the same apartment block!
Family A lives in anapartment of 120sq meters !
- Family A lives in an apartment of 120sq meters!- 4 member family!- Energy use= about 1.5 X of Family B ! - Family B lives in a ! 280 sq meter house! - 4 member family! - Energy use=1 X!
Family has spent about 18 years in Mumbai, a city in India, where energy costs are very high because of energy being privatized.!- Family A lives in an apartment of 120sq meters! They also mention that their- 4 member family! energy and water consumption- Energy use= about 1.5 X of Family B ! habits have developed over their stay in that city. ! Have lived in the Gulf - Family B lives in a !state of Abu Dhabi for 280 sq meter house!about 25 years which had - 4 member family!very inexpensive charges - Energy use=1 X!for electricity and theywould hardly pay eightdollars a month for all theenergy use there. !The father thinks that heand his family havecarried their habits fromAbu Dhabi to India. !
Such an inference questions how energy use habitsevolve in context of consumption over a longitudinalspan of time. !What are the programmatic implications of getting tounderstand peoples prior energy use context forconservation programs? !
ric Agency!H ome Elect Electrical Artifacts ! in the Public- Private spaces of the Indian apartment !
Bath Living Room/Hall Dining Kitchen Bedroom /Toi Public Private Rapoport, Amos. 1977. Human aspects of urban form: towards a man-environment approach to urban form and design. !
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03_Bangal Mentionore_18_M on Day inary the life Analysis: ! chart 03_Ban Time Yesterdays activity at Why did you do it? Make a list of all that was needed for the activity Bath galore_ /Toi 18_Mar yFan//2 2Computer/ 5 Sleeping Rest Bed Fan Bedsheets1 1 Fan//2Mouse/1 1 Bedroom 6 Woke up Brushed Teeth Bathroom Time to get up To live Stretch, (curse) Paste, Water & Soap Water & Towel Medicine Water Medicine & Water cup & WaterTread Mill/1 1Fridge/1 1 7 Coffee Tea Computer Games Emails Solitaire Stove, Water, Milk, Tea, Coffee Powder Computer Mouse, ChairLight/1 1TV///3 3 8 Newspaper To know what is happening Newspaper. Time Computer/1 Mouse/1 9 Soduku Game Interested to spend time Paper, Pen & Mind 10 Gym. Warm up Tread Mill To get rid of the toxins I get Tread mill Water to drink Towel to clean reading the paper Kitchen 11 yoga helps me in focusing & depression Mat & Mind 12 Shower To clean myself & feel fresh Water Towel Dress Private 13 Lunch To survive Fish Rice Veg Curd & Rasam Fridge/1 14 Shopping To buy office Chair Car gas or diesel Driver, Money & Time Light/1 15 Shopping Checked ups inverter for TV Public 16 Grocery Shopping Need to cook & eat Car, driver, diesel, money patience & mood Dining 17 Home-arranged items Needed to put in the fridge Fridge, light & again patience 18 Watched TV Serial Pass time TV. E.City 19 Dinner Survival Food 20 TV Pass Time TV. E.City 21 TV pass Time TV. E.City 22 TV " Living Room/Hall 23 Slept Rest Fan 24 TV///3 1 2 3 4