Toward a machine for living: A literature survey of smart homes

Kun Pao Tsai, Sheng Fen Chien, Hung Ming Cheng

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. Are we finally archiving Le Corbusier’s vision of the house as a machine for living? This paper examines houses of future with ubiquitous computing. We review recent research on smart homes and experimental prototype studies of the domestic environment. We survey several new concepts of architectural and device design, and study technologies for creating smart homes. We envisage a new generation of CAAD designers, who may integrate information technologies together with traditional building materials achieve a new machine for living as Le Corbusier once did.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event21st Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2003 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 2003 Sept 172003 Sept 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture


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