Biomimetic Thermal Regulation in Buildings

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While several biological thermal adaptation strategies are currently translated to and employed in sustainable building design, they, represent at best a simple translation of the intricate mechanisms of thermal adaptation in nature.

Despite the simple translation of these solutions in architectural design, the sophistication and internal hierarchical connections of almost all physiological strategies are still unexplored.

More research needs to be done to investigate and implement the hierarchically organised, dynamic, and multiscale operational characteristics of living things (cells, tissue, organs). These outline the areas of future exploration, and the design opportunities that biological organisms could provide for future buildings.