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Environmental adaptation of buildings through morphological differentiation: A biomimetic approach (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Badarnah, L. (2018). Environmental adaptation of buildings through morphological differentiation: A biomimetic approach

Morphology and form are most common traits to be transferred from natural systems into architecture. However, such traits seldom retain any function of the imitated systems from nature, and therefore hardly represent a successful biomimetic design. T... Read More about Environmental adaptation of buildings through morphological differentiation: A biomimetic approach.

Form follows environment: Biomimetic approaches to building envelope design for environmental adaptation (2017)
Journal Article
Badarnah, L. (2017). Form follows environment: Biomimetic approaches to building envelope design for environmental adaptation. Buildings, 7(2), 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings7020040

© 2017 by the authors. Building envelopes represent the interface between the outdoor environment and the indoor occupied spaces. They are often considered as barriers and shields, limiting solutions that adapt to environmental changes. Nature provid... Read More about Form follows environment: Biomimetic approaches to building envelope design for environmental adaptation.

Light Management Lessons from Nature for Building Applications (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Badarnah, L. (2016). Light Management Lessons from Nature for Building Applications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.049

© 2016 The Authors. The increasing environmental awareness in the building context has raised the demands towards more efficient use of resources and the development of renewable energy solutions. Buildings are exposed to solar radiation at different... Read More about Light Management Lessons from Nature for Building Applications.

Water Management Lessons from Nature for Applications to Buildings (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Badarnah, L. (2016). Water Management Lessons from Nature for Applications to Buildings. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.180

© 2016 The Authors. Water management and regulation in buildings have been facing real challenges with the increasing environmental awareness during the last decades. Current concerns of shortage in water resources increase the demands to enhance wat... Read More about Water Management Lessons from Nature for Applications to Buildings.

Morphological configurations inspired by nature for thermal insulation materials (2015)
Journal Article
Badarnah, L., & Fernandez, J. (2015). Morphological configurations inspired by nature for thermal insulation materials

Cooling and heating of buildings account for a significant part of the global energy consumption, where different insulation materials are applied for energy conservation. With the increasing need to reduce energy demands, developing new energy effic... Read More about Morphological configurations inspired by nature for thermal insulation materials.

A Biophysical Framework of Heat Regulation Strategies for the Design of Biomimetic Building Envelopes (2015)
Journal Article
Badarnah, L. (2015). A Biophysical Framework of Heat Regulation Strategies for the Design of Biomimetic Building Envelopes. Procedia Engineering, 118, 1225-1235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.474

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Efficient thermoregulation solutions can be extracted from strategies found in nature. Living organisms maintain body temperature in very narrow ranges in order to survive. Organisms have adopted physiol... Read More about A Biophysical Framework of Heat Regulation Strategies for the Design of Biomimetic Building Envelopes.

A methodology for the generation of biomimetic design concepts (2015)
Journal Article
Badarnah, L., & Kadri, U. (2015). A methodology for the generation of biomimetic design concepts. Architectural Science Review, 58(2), 120-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2014.922458

© 2014 Taylor & Francis. Systems found in nature provide a large database of strategies and mechanisms that can be implemented in biomimetic designs. Although several biomimetic design strategies are currently available, the generation of a success... Read More about A methodology for the generation of biomimetic design concepts.

Towards the LIVING Envelope: Biomimetics for building envelope adaptation (2012)
Thesis
Badarnah, L. Towards the LIVING Envelope: Biomimetics for building envelope adaptation. (Thesis). Delft University of Technology

Several biomimetic design strategies are available for various applications, though the research on biomimetics as a design tool in architecture is still challenging. This is due to a lack of systematic design tools required for identifying relevant... Read More about Towards the LIVING Envelope: Biomimetics for building envelope adaptation.

Organizational features in leaves for application in shading systems for building envelopes
Presentation / Conference
Badarnah, L., & Knaack, U. Organizational features in leaves for application in shading systems for building envelopes. Paper presented at Design & Nature IV: Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering

Main principles and methods for sunlight tracking in leaves are presented for possible application in shading systems. Plants have developed unique mechanisms for specific climates and locations, where they can determine the amount of exposure for ef... Read More about Organizational features in leaves for application in shading systems for building envelopes.

Solutions from nature for building envelope thermoregulation
Presentation / Conference
Badarnah, L., Nachman Farchi, Y., & Knaack, U. Solutions from nature for building envelope thermoregulation. Paper presented at Design & Nature V: Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering

The building envelope has to maintain a thermal comfort for the occupants. Current technologies for buildings consider the envelope as a thermal barrier or a shield that has to be insulated to prevent heat loss and allow it to be open to dissipate he... Read More about Solutions from nature for building envelope thermoregulation.