Bio-Enabled Façade Systems Managing Complexity of Life through Emergent Technologies

Martina Decker, George Hahn, Libertad M. Harris

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Abstract

The abundance of vertical surfaces in urban environments and their use for green installations have been of great interest in the architectural community. This paper discusses how vertical gardens and urban farming can be spurred on and enabled by two emerging fields of investigation: Material Science and the Internet of Things (IoT). This paper discusses how two emerging strategies, smart materials and novel sensing and actuation systems linked to the IoT, can facilitate the creation of a stable environment or zone along architectural facades for the creation of new ecosystems. Furthermore, this paper will contemplate future trajectories for the integration of living matter into buildings and propose an open source database that will facilitate the exchange of collected data and knowledge to spur on further developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplexity and Simplicity
EditorsAulikki Herneoja, Toni Österlund, Piia Markkanen
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages603-612
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207105
StatePublished - 2016
Event34th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2016 - Oulu, Finland
Duration: Aug 24 2016Aug 26 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference34th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2016
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityOulu
Period8/24/168/26/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

Keywords

  • Bio-Enabled Design
  • Internet of Things
  • Microalgae
  • Microcontrollers
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sensors

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