Evolutionary Designed Building Skins with Embedded Biomimetic Adaptation Lessons

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Kaviani, S., Kaluarachchi Nartallo, Y., Rossi, F. and Ofori, G. (2022). Evolutionary Designed Building Skins with Embedded Biomimetic Adaptation Lessons. AUBEA Conference. Western Sydney University, Australia Western Sydney University. https://doi.org/10.26183/a6pq-mg06
AuthorsKaviani, S., Kaluarachchi Nartallo, Y., Rossi, F. and Ofori, G.
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The ambition of this study is to create a computational design engine that develops testable simulated models that can adapt to various situations or environments by abstracting some adoption lessons from biology and their relationship to the evolutionary growth of natural systems. With an emphasis on the optimisation of thermal and visual comfort across specific floor areas, the abstracted principles of biology are used to develop building skin tissues. These designs, evaluations, and implementation
principles are conceptualised and computationally simulated. The idea of nature as a repository of interconnected dynamic processes that are open to investigation and simulation has changed from a formal metaphor to credible applications that can be implemented to improve the built environment.
Environmental catastrophes during the past 20 years have accelerated efforts to gain a deeper understanding of natural systems and processes. A greater congruence between architecture and nature is believed to be possible with the help of applying the principles of natural systems and processes to the construction of buildings. Examining and reflecting on the interrelations of forms, processes, and
behaviours can yield useful strategies to develop architectural morphologies that require significant
environmental performance enhancements. This paper aims to propose an evolutionary design process with embedded biomimetic principles to generate building skins with morphological characteristics that can be applied in the context of excessive solar radiation e.g. the Persian Gulf region, to maximise thermal comfort by blocking unwanted the solar radiation

KeywordsAdaptation, Architecture, Biomimicry, Building Skin, Evolutionary Computation
Year2022
JournalAUBEA
PublisherWestern Sydney University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.26183/a6pq-mg06
Web address (URL)https://researchdirect.westernsydney.edu.au/islandora/object/uws:68184
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