The Impact of Self-repairing Materials on Sustainability of S ...

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Abstract

Nature is considered the first mentor to humans, comprising its own organisms, which are characterized by the ability to adapt to the environment, and also the ability to repair and clean themselves without the need for external interventions. Many designers can achieve sustainable design solutions by understanding and analyzing ecosystems. By looking deeply in the human body, we will find that it has self-healing ability. So what if interior design raw materials have characteristics of cleaning and repairing themselves? In the twenty-first century, researchers have begun to recognize the importance of the integration of mixed disciplines to find solutions for industrial problems. The research aims to highlight self-repairing materials and their applications to provide solutions for deformation of internal surfaces, which is reflected in the longevity of materials, contributing to sustainability. The study derives its significance from real problems in interior design and architecture, and finds technological alternatives that contribute to the reduction of costs and the efforts of maintenance. The article deals with the concept of self-healing materials, their importance, and utilizing these materials in interior spaces to achieve more a sustainable environment. The development of research led to the production of self-repairing materials applied inside interior spaces as protective coatings, self-repair materials using natural bacteria and shape memory alloys, or by adding external catalysts such as polymers.