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Patterns of Growth—Biomimetics and Architectural Design

Petra Gruber; Barbara Imhof;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: Buildings, volume 7, issue 2 (issn: 2075-5309, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
This paper discusses the approach of biomimetic design in architecture applied to the theme of growth in biology by taking two exemplary research projects at the intersection of arts and sciences. The first project, ‘Biornametics’, dealt with patterns from nature; the second project ‘Growing as Building (GrAB)’ took on biological growth as a specific theme for the transfer to architecture and the arts. Within a timeframe of five years (2011–2015), the research was conducted under the Program for Arts-based Research PEEK (Programm zur Entwicklung und Erschliessung der Kunste) of the Austrian Science Fund FWF (Fonds zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung)....
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