Biomimetic research for architecture and building construction : biological design and integrative structures /

This book comprises a first survey of the Collaborative Research Center SFB-TRR 141 'Biological Design and Integrative Structures - Analysis, Simulation and Implementation in Architecture', funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft since October 2014. The SFB-TRR 141 provides a collabo...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Knippers, Jan, Nickel, Klaus G., Speck, Thomas
Format: Book
Published: Cham : Springer, 2016.
Series:Biologically-inspired systems ; v. 9.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Acknowledgements; Structure and Function of Biological Systems as Inspiration for Technical Developments; Contents; 1 Biomimetic Research: A Dialogue Between the Disciplines; 1.1 Biology as a Guide for Future Development in Architecture; 1.2 Contemporary Biomimetic Research in the Realm of Architecture and Building Construction; References; 2 From Minimal Surfaces to Integrative Structures
  • The SFB-TRR 141 in the Light of the Legacy of Frei Otto and the SFB 230 `Natürliche Konstruktionen'; References.
  • 3 Bionics and Biodiversity
  • Bio-inspired Technical Innovation for a Sustainable Future3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Biodiversity
  • Matter of Multiple Dimensions; 3.2.1 The Dimensions of Biodiversity; 3.2.2 The Geographic Distribution of Biodiversity; 3.2.3 Status of Biodiversity
  • International Efforts; 3.3 Bioinspiration: Conflicting Terms and Views Among Research, Design, and Marketing; 3.4 From Bionik to Bionics: History Revisited Between Science, Politics and Science Fiction; 3.4.1 Bionik- the Period from 1800-1960; 3.4.2 The Re-invention of Bionics and the Dayton Symposium 1960.
  • 3.4.3 From Bionics to Biomimetics and Parabionics3.5 Bionics and Evolution: One Billion Years of Free Research for Technical Innovations; 3.6 Biodiversity in Transition: The loss of Living Prototypes; 3.6.1 Biodiversity Loss and International Measures Taken; 3.6.2 The Relationship Between Biodiversity and Bionics; 3.6.3 Patterns and Origins of Bionic Applications; 3.7 Bionics and Biomimetics
  • Change and Challenge for the Anthropocene; 3.7.1 Biodiversity and Bionics
  • The Issue of Institutional Capacity; 3.7.2 Bionics, Sustainability and Sustainable Development.
  • Bionics and Sustainability3.7.2.2 Bionics and Sustainable Development; 3.8 Conclusions; References; 4 Insect-Inspired Architecture: Insects and Other Arthropods as a Source for Creative Design in Architecture; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Buildings and Constructions of Insects; 4.3 Arthropod Skeleton Is Fibre-Reinforced Composite; 4.4 Folding Mechanisms; 4.5 Surfaces and Textures; 4.6 Photonics; 4.7 Adhesives and Bonding Technology; 4.8 Future Perspectives; References; 5 In Search of Some Principles of Bio-mimetics in Structural Engineering; 5.1 What Underlies the Structural Design Process?
  • 5.2 Some Developments in the History of Designing Structures5.2.1 Designing Structures Before the Era of Structural Science; 5.2.2 Designing Structures in the Era of Structural Science; 5.3 Natural Structures and Man-Made Structures; 5.3.1 Natural Structures as Inspiration or Determinant for Man-Made Structures; 5.3.2 Man-Made Structures as a Stimulus for Understanding Natural Structures; 5.3.3 Bio-mimetics as a Pedagogic Device; 5.4 Final Thoughts; 5.4.1 Some Concerns; 5.4.2 Moving Forwards; Note; References; 6 Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transport in Frost-Resistant Plant Tissues.