We have already had the opportunity to describe an example of bionic building and to explain what a bionic building is, intended as an evolved building. Bionic designers use two different approaches to elaborate their projects.
- With the first approach, the designer imitates the external appearance of natural forms, thus obtaining buildings that reflect the beauty of nature and the environment surrounding it;
- With the second approach, the designer works looking at the structure, the external and internal relations present in nature and the proportions of its components. This means that the relationships found in nature are simulated and implemented, in relation to the creative and structural phases.
Leggi tutto “The Bionic Building in the Mediterranean climate. The Musical Seine of Paris”
Building bamboo envelopes is a good green building material and the technology to develop breathing buildings. It may seem an exotic technique but it is not. There are case studies also in Italy and, among these, in the Certosa Business District in Milan, the office building commissioned by STAM Europe in Goring&Straja. Since we continue to build reinforced concrete and steel buildings, we wonder why we should build in bamboo. Apart from the myth of bamboo, known as vegetable or natural steel, in green building bamboo is a green material that can be well used to build transpiring building envelopes or to create contemporary structures such as the Bamboo Roof. Leggi tutto “Bamboo green building material for the shielding and transpiration of buildings”
Today more than ever, for those involved in residential construction, there are two objectives that are the most important requirements to achieve:
The well-being of users and the economy of building management.
Both objectives can be achieved with green building and construction of a sustainable house.
Leggi tutto “Sustainable buildings with bioclimatic architecture. Evolved and zero-energy buildings”
About buildings with nearly zero energy and capable to guarantee the comfort of the building’s users, Metropol Parasol in Seville is an example of bioclimatic architecture at high level.
Metropol Parasol as well as responding to the need to create a structure little energivorous, it also took into account the comfort of the users of the building, built in a place characterized by a very hot and humid climate. Leggi tutto “Examples of bioclimatic architecture. Metropol Parasol, Seville”
Have you heard of Resilient City but don’t know exactly what it is?
Now, everywhere in the world there is a need to regenerate cities with resilience. And here there is a practical example, the Skyscraper built entirely of Lamellar Wood by Anders Berensson, 133 meters high, equal to 40 floors, commissioned in Stockholm. Leggi tutto “Do you know what a Resilient City means? I’ll give you a particular example”
Nature and tradition teach us to exploit natural resources with the construction of buildings capable of reacting to the evolution of external climatic conditions. Leggi tutto “Eastgate Complex: a bionic building for reduction of energy consumptions”
The Volume edited by me, entitled Adaptive Materials Research for Architecture, Special Issue of Advanced Materials Research, includes chapters that cover aspects of analyzes of properties, biomimetic materials, smart technologies and results of scientific research in the field of adaptive architecture. Leggi tutto “Adaptive Materials Research for Architecture”
Resilience is the ability to withstand shocks without breaking, it is not just a property of matter, which should be used in seismic areas. Resilience is above all a fundamental human capacity, the only one that allows non-devastating consequences from traumas. Leggi tutto “Designing resilient. The resilient building”
Resilience, in ecology, is the ability of a system to return to equilibrium conditions after a disturbing external intervention. The resilience of biological systems and their sustainability requires, in the face of even chaotic events, the ability to adapt, last and maintain dynamic stability.
Leggi tutto “What is the resilience?”
The importance of living in smart and sustainable cities can no longer be neglected, especially with the increase of the urban population.
Indeed, living in sustainable and smart cities will improve people’s lives, even in terms of services.
This is mainly due to the modernization and optimization of city management through technology. In fact, people living in smart and sustainable cities will feel the improvements in the services available.
Leggi tutto “Smart technology for sustainable cities”