Structural design in nature and in architecture

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Abstract

Structural design in architecture has always been influenced, at different levels, by structural design in nature. In order to increase the understanding of the relationship between structural design in nature and in architecture it is important to have a theory, allowing us to connect these two fields, and to create a basis for a comprehensive perspective. This article proposes a theoretical framework of structural design in nature and in architectural design. Structural design variables are developed and each design variable is examined in nature and in structural design in architecture. This enables us to find from which variables we can learn more from nature and to note possible future directions of structural design in architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-599
Number of pages11
JournalInstitute of Physics Conference Series
Volume180
StatePublished - 2003
EventMicroscopy of Semiconducting Materials 2003 - Proceedings of the Institute of Physics Conference - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Mar 20033 Apr 2003

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