Concept development for a bionically-mathematically inspired greened cooling cladding.

  • Michael Johann Paar University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz
  • Alexander Petutschnigg University of Applied Sciences Salzburg

Abstract

This paper deals with the greening of claddings and the cooling of buildings from the perspective of a bionic scientist or an industrial designer. Reflections on a new building cover shall early enough show  an approach to the containment of future problems in the often predicted ‘urban future’. The development of a concept for a greened cooling cladding happens through the transition of bionic-mathematical principles, which have been considered only a little here so far. The paper begins with a summary of the public debate about the topics urbanization and climate change. The section 'greening of claddings' shall illustrate a smarter, future-orientated idea for the building sector. The section of architectural bionics shows the potentials of nature’s principles of construction, originating millions of years ago, and it analyses relevant bionic principles in full detail. To conclude, the author’s iterative concept development for a bionically-mathematically inspired, greened cooling cladding is explained and the obtained findings are discussed. In addition, further development potentials are considered.


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Author Biographies

Michael Johann Paar, University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz

PhD student

Institute of Space and Design

Industrial Design

Alexander Petutschnigg, University of Applied Sciences Salzburg

University professor

Institute of wood-technology & wood construction

Engineering
How to Cite
PAAR, Michael Johann; PETUTSCHNIGG, Alexander. Concept development for a bionically-mathematically inspired greened cooling cladding.. Journal of Facade Design and Engineering, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3-4, p. 131-142, aug. 2017. ISSN 2213-3038. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/jfde/article/view/1166>. Date accessed: 22 feb. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/jfde.2016.3-4.1166.

Keywords

greened cooling cladding, urbanisation, climate change, greening of claddings, architectural bionics

Published
2017-08-20