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TitleSmart interior design of buildings and its relationship to land use
Author(s)Barbosa, José Amarilio
Araújo, Catarina
Mateus, Ricardo
Bragança, L.
KeywordsBuilding design
Land use
Smart interior design
Sustainability assessment
Sustainable Buildings
Issue date2016
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalArchitectural Engineering and Design Management
CitationBarbosa J. A., Araújo C., Mateus R., Bragança L. Smart interior design of buildings and its relationship to land use, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Vol. 2015, pp. 1-10, doi:10.1080/17452007.2015.1120187, 2016.
Abstract(s)Architectural design is often associated with aesthetics and style, but it is also very important to building performance and sustainability. There are some studies associating architectural design to the choice for materials from sustainable sources, to indoor air quality, to energy efficiency and productivity. This article takes a step further to analyse how the use of efficient interior design techniques can impact the habitable space in order to improve building sustainability in land use. Smart interior design, a current trend related to the use of efficient and flexible furniture and movable walls in tiny or compact apartments, is analysed. A building with a standard design is used as a case study reference building and compared to a proposed theoretical design alternative using smart interior design techniques. In order to correctly assess sustainability performance, a quantifiable and verified method is used. Results showed that the use of smart interior design techniques can greatly reduce buildingsâ impact on the environment.
Publisher version10.1080/17452007.2015.1120187
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:C-TAC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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