American Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology
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American Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology. 2013, 1(2), 22-29
DOI: 10.12691/materials-1-2-2
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Designing a Mobile Facade Using Bionic Approach

Katayoon Taghizade1, and Masoume Taraz1

1School of Architecture, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Pub. Date: May 10, 2013

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Katayoon Taghizade and Masoume Taraz. Designing a Mobile Facade Using Bionic Approach. American Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology. 2013; 1(2):22-29. doi: 10.12691/materials-1-2-2


The laws of nature are reasonable valid ones that have been tested throughout the years and proved effective; the survival of living beings is proof to the claim. Natural creations are great examples to be used as patterns since they respond in the best possible way to their natural needs. Products that are most compatible with living environments can be produced by using the creative points in each living entity and its responses to natural needs and habitats as patterns. Nature and living things are all based on similar principles in terms of form and structure. Aesthetics and proper form, being optimized, consuming the least energy and being most productive, and etc are all aspects which architects and designers try to take into consideration and implement within their designs. Therefore, study and research on such natural samples and detecting the systematic thought hidden within them, and also implementing them in designs can result in buildings responding in the best possible way to certain environmental needs, parallel with their primary natural pattern. What is studied throughout this research is the coverage of inhabitant birds within the design site, identifying the pattern of their feather arrangement, and finally the effect of the pattern in the level of energy consumption during summer and winter. The results of the present study lead the designer towards a mobile surface with the aptitude to reduce energy consumption in winter and maximizing shade during summer throughout the project site.

biomimetic nature bird coverage mechanism mobile façade

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