The Influence of Spatial Flexibility to improve Sustainability of Interior Design by Using Smart Technology (Case study –Future Smart home in Iraq)
Technological progress is an endless accelerating phenomenon. It becomes a major aspect of our wellbeing and influences our everyday life as well as our use of architectural spaces. A professional career in Interior Design is more challenging today than ever. It combines the creative, the aesthetic, the innovative, and the practical to create the important stages upon which people live their lives. This pragmatic approach found a considerable positive impact on enhancing overall building flexibility and sustainability by using smart technology. Literatures displayed that both terms –flexibility and sustainability -are used almost to the same extent. In general, developing space flexibility is one of the main ways to achieve Sustainability to ensure efficient space utilization. The objectives of this research is to explain how smart interior design can improve spatial flexibility of inner spaces and to evaluate whether flexibility had a positive impacts toward sustainability (case study: Iraqi houses). A literature review in the disciplines of, smart home technology, spatial flexibility and Interior design sustainability have been done, then we used virtual reality methods and self –assessment practical tools to improve better understanding and to test hypothesis. Results explained that smart design improve spatial flexibility by and ensure efficient space utilization (sustainable inner spaces).
Keywords: Flexibility, Sustainability, Smart Technology, Smart Interior Design, Smart Homes