Plant-inspired Kinetic Systems for Architecture

Maia Zheliazkova, Biliana Savova, Roberto Naboni

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This paper explores kinetic mechanisms which enable building systems with features belonging to the living systems, such as resilience and adaptivity. Adopting a bio-inspired approach, the research employs plants as biological models for the development of multi-performance kinetic structures. Nature-based kinetic principles are transferred at the micro, meso and macro scale, informing a compliant bilayer cellular membrane. Through the synthesis of environmental pressure and interior emergent requisites, an adaptable organic skin is here conceptualized to mediate environmental conditions such as energy flows and lighting in a dynamic way

Bio-inspired Design; Computational Design; Kinetic System
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGraDi 2018, XXII Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationSao Carlos
Publication dateNov 2018
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018
SeriesBlucher Design Proceedings


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