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id ecaade2013_150
authors El Ahmar, Salma; Fioravanti, Antonio and Hanafi, Mohamed
year 2013
title A Methodology for Computational Architectural Design Based on Biological Principles
source Stouffs, Rudi and Sariyildiz, Sevil (eds.), Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference – Volume 1, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 September 2013, pp. 539-548
wos WOS:000340635300056
summary Biomimicry, where nature is emulated as a basis for design, is a growing area of research in the fields of architecture and engineering. The widespread and practical application of biomimicry as a design approach remains however largely unrealized. A growing body of international research identifies various obstacles to the employment of biomimicry as an architectural design method. One barrier of particular note is the lack of a clear definition and methodology of the various approaches to biomimicry that designers can initially employ. This paper attempts to link biological principles with computational design in order to present a design methodology that aids interested architects within the preliminary design phase.
keywords Biomimicry; architectural design; design process; case study.
series eCAADe
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