Biomimetics in Architecture: Architecture of Life and by Petra Gruber

By Petra Gruber

The objective of investigating the overlaps among structure and biology is neither to attract borders or make extra differences nor to claim structure alive, yet to explain what's presently taking place within the blurred fields, and to enquire the rising self-discipline of biomimetics in structure" [Architekturbionik]. an summary of the current country of analysis within the quite younger clinical box of biomimetics indicates the opportunity of the process. the hot self-discipline goals at innovation by means of utilizing the delicate structures and strategies in nature having developed inside hundreds of thousands of years. ways which have been taken to move nature's ideas to structure have supplied winning advancements. the recent process provided during this booklet transfers the summary suggestion of existence onto equipped setting. Strategic look for life's standards in structure can provide a brand new view of architectural achievements and makes the cutting edge capability seen, which has now not been exploited yet.

A number of case reports illustrates the range of beginning issues: from vernacular structure to house exploration.

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We can definitely say that architecture is a phenomenon of life, and thus is an integrated part of nature, but imitates nature in many respects. that the opposing interpretations of the formula 'nature's constructions' [nature constructed as representation of god, or man constructs the reality of nature] could at the same time be held and correlated to each other and that both incorporated theses are at the same time right and valid... We grasp nature by constructing it according to the role model delivered by our inventions.

65 Concept of analogy research according to Nachtigall, translated by the author. • Frei Otto's interpretation of analogy research Frei Otto distinguishes between analytic and synthetic approaches to analogy research. 108 Analogue physical models demonstrate form-generating forces, which depend on material and construction. The famous research work of Frei Otto's group on soap bubbles and minimal surfaces considerably increased knowledge of the characteristics of pneumatic structures in nature and technology.

Working methods have to ensure suitable communication. The quickest results in the cooperation of different disciplines can be obtained through intensive workshop-like situations, where differences in approach, methods and understanding are detected immediately and resulting problems are resolved fast. Mediated approaches are more difficult to handle. In an ideal situation, experts of any special field that appears can be called in. The generalist approach that architects inevitably have to take when designing buildings qualifies them to work in biomimetics.

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