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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BF6/S27.007

ANIMAL STRUCTURES AS SOURCE INSPIRATION IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

D. Giurea
Tuesday 6 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Nano, Bio And Green – Technologies For A Sustainable Future, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-06-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, 571 - 576 pp

ABSTRACT

Global warming, pollution, energetic crisis, the depletion of natural resources represent only a few negative effects of man’s actions into the natural environment. Thus, the need for innovation arises, a new approach which is capable to answer the question: how can man’s intervention have a minimum impact on the environment and at the same time is capable of meeting his needs? Starting from the idea according to which nature is the supreme architect whose structures have successfully passed time’s test, the present paper treats the topic of biomimetics in architecture. Nature offers our sight an infinite variety of formal examples, organization networks, structures, adaptability processes to the environment, but the present research focuses only on one natural component – fauna which reunites all living systems regardless of their evolutionary stage. This category is studied using a multi-criteria research and tries to highlight those features/ principles/ processes which can be applied in the field of architecture. The result of the research can contribute to the development of the theoretical framework used in sustainable design.

Keywords: architecture, inovation, animal, structure, sustainable.