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The Use of Flexible Structures in Tehran Residential Spaces to Respond Better to the Changing Needs of Its Residents

1Architectural Technology, Faculty of Art, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2Department of Architecture, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

3Faculty of Art and Architecture, Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

American Journal of Energy Research. 2017, 5(1), 1-11
doi: 10.12691/ajer-5-1-1
Copyright © 2017 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Ghazaleh Abbasian, Mohammadmehdi Moulaii, Seyyed Aliakbar Sadri. The Use of Flexible Structures in Tehran Residential Spaces to Respond Better to the Changing Needs of Its Residents. American Journal of Energy Research. 2017; 5(1):1-11. doi: 10.12691/ajer-5-1-1.

Correspondence to: Ghazaleh  Abbasian, Architectural Technology, Faculty of Art, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. Email:


The impact of technology is obviously perceptible on quality of life in different communities. As they are equipped to keep pace with advances in science and technology, a radical change is occurring in their way of life. Thus, a space to accommodate a wide range of activities must be designed to meet the needs of people. The exponential growth in scientific and technological advancements and the changes in their related needs might not keep up with currently permanent residential spaces. It could gradually hinder the efforts to create a favorable environment and to derive satisfaction. Hence, spatial phenomena necessitate adaptive architectural design to achieve a suitable model for responding to the needs of human societies, especially in residential areas. The space should be held accountable in accord with the demands of users. This important issue is detectable after spending long hours of activity and attending noisy and crowded spaces. Thus, people require places that psychologically bring them peace and tranquility. Spaces that are subject to adapt to the changeable psychological, cultural, and geographic conditions can provide consumers higher quality. This process leads to a sense of belonging to such kind of spaces among more users. Providing people the varied landscape to the exterior would refresh them during tiredness of daily activities, furthermore, such observations can maintain their relationship with outer space in one way or another. As a result, the residential environment should be diversifying and open to change based on individuals’ demands. Flexible architectural systems can promote a sense of satisfaction along with vitality and effectively recharge people to work the next day. Scholarly attention has been focused on the importance of human and his mental-physical needs. These human activities aim at reaching a certain goal in terms of peace, happiness, and satisfaction in worldly life. Using a system that changes its comportment in response to user’s demand in residential areas has a direct impact on stages of human life. By space change based on user’s need, he or she can increase the happiness of being in that space. Regarding the feeling of happiness, the results of this research could have an impact not only on each house but also on society. Using correlational method, interviews were conducted in this field study. Now that technology has had a significant influence on the formation of human needs, the current status of buildings with regard to change requests cannot be maintained any more. As a result, this study adopted the effective strategies to create flexible spaces for residential buildings and private residences.



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