Climorphysiological Architecture: Latent

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Creator: 

Murphy, Cassandra Breanne

Date: 

2015

Abstract: 

The architectural industry must reach across several disciplines to embrace the knowledge and foresight nature intrinsically possess. This thesis wishes to challenge industry standards and adapt biomimetic approaches to construction. Organisms behavioral, morphological, and physiological mechanisms for surviving extreme climate fluctuations will be factors incorporated into the design. The proposal will exploit seasonal changes as a means to optimize building responsiveness and explore new forms of architectural expression. Climorphysiological architecture is defined as a type of living architecture that is derived from & evolves to a site’s specific climatic conditions. The project will relate and appropriate natural processes as a means of dealing with temperate climate zones to produce a cladding system that works symbiotically with seasonal fluctuations.

Subject: 

Engineering - Environmental

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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