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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B62/S27.064

BIOMIMETIC AND BIOCLIMATIC APPROACH TO CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN ON THE EXAMPLE OF CSET BUILDING

B.Widera
Wednesday 7 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-69-8 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book6 Vol. 2, 485-492 pp

ABSTRACT
The concepts of biomimetics and bioinspiration represent the basis for some of the most advanced approach to human designed systems and technologies. Knowledge gained from biology is increasingly implemented into numerous areas of engineering, including architecture and environmental engineering. However, observations of contemporary buildings lead to the conclusion that, in spite of countless references to the nature, the ability to develop architectural solutions truly and consciously based on biological principles is actually very rare. The aim of this paper is to analyze the concept of biomimetics in architecture in terms of optimal adaptation of the building to its natural environment. The ideas of biomimetic and bioclimatic architecture will be presented and compared in purpose to highlight the similarities and differences of these two notions. Simultaneously this will allow to reflect the most actual tendencies in architecture oriented towards environment protection. The comparison of biomimetic and bioclimatic approach to architectural design will be carried out on the example of CSET. This building was selected as one of the unique edifices where passive and active environmental strategies are based on innovative hybrid model inspired by natural systems.

Keywords: biomimetic architecture, bioinspiration in architecture, clean environment, energy efficiency in building, climate responsive architecture