Re-Coding Homes Through Flexible Interiors: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Re-Coding Homes Through Flexible Interiors: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Nilüfer Saglar Onay (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), S. Banu Garip (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey) and Ervin Garip (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
Release Date: July, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 165
ISBN13: 9781522589587|ISBN10: 1522589589|EISBN13: 9781522589594|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8958-7


Cities are not only places that house buildings; they are also spaces where cultural and social relations are built and developed. These properties must be taken into consideration when constructing and renovating new housing. Different methodologies can be used in order to create new flexible solutions for mass housing units’ interior spaces with the aim of improving their adaptability by using a user-centered approach.

Re-Coding Homes Through Flexible Interiors: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an optimal resource that investigates how interior design models can transform existing spaces into more flexible and functional housing units while also increasing the functional value and spatial quality of living spaces in social housing. The book specifically discusses how genetic algorithms, a generative design approach, are used to solve nonlinear design problems. It also provides results that can be referenced based on actual domain data, which can be used as references to other architectural and interior design approaches. Featuring research on topics such as housing design and mass housing, this book is ideally designed for architects, engineers, interior designers, furniture designers, construction companies, architecture firms, practitioners, academicians, students, and researchers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture
  • Family Size
  • Flexible Space
  • Housing Design
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Environment
  • Living Space
  • Mass Housing
  • Quality of Life
  • Urban Density

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nilüfer Saglar Onay is an architect and academician in the field of architecture and interior design. She got her B.Sc.(1999) in Architecture, M.Sc. (2001) and PhD(2010) in Architectural Design. She has been a visiting scholar at SUPSI, Switzerland in 2008, at UNIFI, Florence in 2010- 2011, at POLIMI, Milan and POLITO, Turin from 2015 until present. She started her professional academic career in Istanbul Technical University in 2004 as a research assistant and got the title of associate professor in 2015. She has contributed to several architectural projects and restoration projects in Istanbul. She has numerous national and international publications including journal articles, books, book chapters and conference papers. Her main research areas are public interior spaces, spatial evaluation models, residential architecture and adaptive re-use.
S. Banu Garip is an architect currently holding a PhD degree (2010) in Architectural Design from the Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University. She got her B.Sc degree (2000), and M.Sc degree (2003) in Architectural Design from ITU. She worked as a visiting scholar at North Carolina State University College of Design, USA in 2009. Her projects have been awarded, exhibited and published by several institutions. Presently she is continuing her professional work at Istanbul Technical University Department of Interior Architecture as an Associate Professor, contributing to design and projects of 1+1. Her studies mostly focus on interior design, urban design, exhibition design, environmental psychology, and housing studies.
Ervin Garip received his undergraduate degree (2000) and his master’s degree (2003) in Architecture at Istanbul Technical University. In 2009, he completed his doctoral studies in Architectural Design program of the same university. During his Ph.D. studies, he served as a visiting scholar in North Carolina State University College of Design (2009). His works have been awarded, exhibited and published by national and international institutions. He currently teaches at the Department of Interior Architecture at Istanbul Technical University as an Associate Professor and works on projects with 1+1 Design Team in Istanbul. He has studies on interior design, urban design, space syntax, wayfinding and orientation, and environmental psychology.