Nature’s Paradigms for Designing Architectural Envelopes


  • Fabrizio Tucci 'Sapienza' University of Roma



bioclimatic approach, natural architecture, biomimicry, environmental technological design


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.


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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.


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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.



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