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Author Mazzoleni, Ilaria, author.
Title Architecture follows nature : biomimetic principles for innovative design / Ilaria Mazzoleni in collaboration with Shauna Price.
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2013]
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Description xxii, 242 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
still image
Format volume
Series Biomimetics series
Biomimetics series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-227) and index.
Summary "Biology influences design projects in many ways; the related impact is known as biomimetics or biomimicry. Investigating the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, this book focuses on the analysis of various animal skins, translating the learned principles into the built environment. Skin is a complex organ that performs various functions; similarly, building envelopes serve multiple roles as interfaces between building inhabitants and environmental elements. The resulting architectural building coverings take into consideration dynamic local environmental conditions. The text illustrates how supporting biomimetic principles can create a more sustainable way of building and living"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Architecture and biology.
Architectural design.
Related Names Price, Shauna, author.
ISBN 1466506075 (hardback)
9781466506077 (hardback)
OCLC number 851173722