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Meteorosensitive architecture: Biomimetic building skins based on materially embedded and hygroscopically enabled responsiveness
This paper presents a comprehensive overview of the parameters, variables and syntactic elements that enable the development of such meteorosensitive architectural systems based on the biomimetic transfer of the hygroscopic actuation of plant cones using wooden veneer as a naturally produced constituent within weather responsive composite systems. Expand
Material Computation: Higher Integration in Morphogenetic Design
In order to effectively introduce and outline the enabling power of computational design along with its inherent relationship to a biological paradigm, this publication looks at formation and materialisation in nature, integrative computational design, and engineering and manufacturing integration. Expand
Material Capacity: Embedded Responsiveness
Achim Menges and Steffen Reichert present the development of biomimetic responsive material systems that require neither the supply of external energy nor any kind of mechanical or electronic control. Expand
Frameworks for Computational Design of Textile Micro-Architectures and Material Behavior in Forming Complex Force-Active Structures
Material behavior can be defined as the confluence of associative rules, contextual pressures and constraints of materialization. In more general terms, it can be parameterized as topologies, forcesExpand
Toward a New Generation of Smart Biomimetic Actuators for Architecture.
A theoretical concept for "escaping" the poroelastic regime is proposed, the possibilities for enhancing the mechanical properties of passive-hydraulic bilayer actuators are discussed, and the promising aspects for further studies to implement tropistic movement behavior are presented. Expand
Computational Design Thinking
This book discusses Computational Design Thinking, Computational Form and Material Gestalt, and the Theory of Transformations and its Applications to Computer-Aided Design. Expand
3D-Printed Wood: Programming Hygroscopic Material Transformations
Rapid advances in digital fabrication technologies and new materials development allow for direct control and programmability of physical material transformations. By utilizing multimaterial 3DExpand
Biomimetic design processes in architecture: morphogenetic and evolutionary computational design.
  • A. Menges
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Bioinspiration & biomimetics
  • 16 February 2012
The fundamental difference between computer-aided and computational design in architecture is explained and the conceptual relation and possible transfer of principles from natural morphogenesis to design computation are introduced and the related developments of generative, feature- based, constraint-based, process-based and feedback-based computational design methods are presented. Expand
Morphospaces of Robotic Fabrication
The research presented in this paper investigates the possible transfer of the concept of morphospaces from theoretical morphology in biology to the realm of robotic fabrication and designExpand