THESIS / Bio-inspired envelopes: towards multi-regulation

Biomimetics, relying on the transfer of strategies from biology to technology, is an emerging research area in the field of building construction. Living organisms have developed adaptation strategies for thermal comfort conservation, air exchange, water and light management, based on homeostasis and without supply of non-renewable energy or materials. In this vein, this thesis will give an integrative taxonomy of living envelops in nature. In partnership with the CEEBIOS and the industrial Vicat, concrete case of study will explore the taxonomy and its potential for buildings multi-regulation. 


Keywords: biomimetics, multi-regulation, adaptive envelops
 

Publications

Cruz E., Biomimetic solutions to design multi-functional envelopes, Building Advanced Skin, Bern Switzerland, 2017.

Perdersen Zari M., Cruz E., Growth in Living Buildings, BRANZ BUILD n°153, 2016.

Cruz E., Biomimicry World Tour: research project in biomimicry and architecture. Master thesis 2016.

Cruz E., Biomimicry World Tour : MIT Boston, Les Centraliens ont du talent n°613, Septembre 2016.

Cruz E., Biomimicry World Tour : de Christchurch à Sydney, Les Centraliens ont du talent n°612, Aout 2016.

Cruz E., Biomimicry World Tour : de Tokyo à Wellington, Les Centraliens ont du talent n°611, Mai 2016.

Cruz E., Biomimicry World Tour : de Harare à Tokyo, Les Centraliens ont du talent n°610, Mars 2016.

Cruz E., Le tour du monde du biomimétisme, Les Centraliens ont du talent n°609, Septembre 2015.