Hygromorphic materials for sustainable responsive architecture

@article{Holstov2015HygromorphicMF,
  title={Hygromorphic materials for sustainable responsive architecture},
  author={A. Holstov and B. Bridgens and G. Farmer},
  journal={Construction and Building Materials},
  year={2015},
  volume={98},
  pages={570-582}
}
Abstract Contemporary smart building systems typically aim to reduce building energy use by means of technologically enabled climate-responsiveness; however, these technologies lack the efficiency and elegance of naturally responsive mechanisms employing the inherent properties of available materials, such as the moisture-induced opening and closing of conifer cones. This mechanism can be replicated to produce low-tech low-cost hygromorphic (moisture-sensitive) materials with the response… Expand
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