Smart Homes and Domestic Wellbeing: What has been lost?
Body is our intimate home. Although it may be contained within various spaces only in home location meets the self’s most primordial need for belonging as to provide an orientation for one’s actuality. According to Blumen, Fenster and Misgav the body is where one's sense of self dwells, develops and negotiates and the prime site where the meaning of “feeling at home” is sensed and comprehended.
Architecture in Between: Social Change and Happiness
As architecture relates to community culture and social values, highness or degradation of latter aspects and the impact of their variables on society affect greatly the quality of domestic comfort as an influential factor in human lifestyles, wellbeing, and happiness. Incentives or stimuli producing individual and collective happiness on the scale of home architecture and urban life are intrinsically related to many intimate values and beliefs of, precisely, social cohesion, interaction, respect for family privacy, status of women and the opportunity of encounter and mutual assistance, among others.