Faysal M. Abo Elazm, Basma S. Saad



Towards Novel and Appropriate Smart Buildings “Beijing Water Cube”

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Smart Architecture is considered as the most prominent aspects of new millennium. It depends on using modern techniques and information technology, working in an integrated manner so that the building performed its function in time. Water Cube has become an icon of a 'new Beijing’ in the short time since its opening. This paper examines how Beijing tried to use smart components to fight its spatial and environmental problems, and create a new image for novel and appropriate smart building. So Beijing Water Cube has been identified in terms of general information about historical background, its construction, and its basic smart component (Smart materials - Smart skin - Smart structure - Smart Systems), reaching to learned lessons towards novel and appropriate smart buildings.


Smart Architecture, Smart Building, Novel, Appropriate, Smart Materials, Smart Skin, Smart Structure, Smart Systems


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Faysal M. Abo Elazm, Basma S. Saad. (2017) Towards Novel and Appropriate Smart Buildings “Beijing Water Cube”. International Journal of Environmental Science, 2, 13-22


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