Nature’s Paradigms for Designing Architectural Envelopes

  • Fabrizio Tucci 'Sapienza' University of Roma
Keywords: bioclimatic approach, natural architecture, biomimicry, environmental technological design

Abstract

Nature has perfected strategies and solutions to optimize how resources - material and immaterial resources, physical resources, and energy resources - are transferred, selected, filtered, and metabolically exchanged. Today, at a time of scarce resources, environmental and economic crisis, climate change and constant emergency, researchers have to exploit this potential wealth of knowledge. And it is important to understand the lines of development for research in the future which this paper summarizes in ten men points, referring to dynamic envelopes with variable properties - both opaque / semi-opaque and transparent/translucent.

Author Biography

Fabrizio Tucci, 'Sapienza' University of Roma

Associate Professor in Architectural Technology Design and Coordinator of the PhD in Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture at the PDTA Department.
E-mail: fabrizio.tucci@uniroma1.it

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L'uccello Ploceus Cucullatus, durante la realizzazione dell'involucro della sua casa
Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Tucci, F. (2017) “Nature’s Paradigms for Designing Architectural Envelopes”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 2(online), pp. 47-54. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/262017.
Section
Architecture
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