Special Issue “Biomimetic Adaptive Buildings”
Special Issue “Biomimetic Adaptive Buildings”

Special Issue “Biomimetic Adaptive Buildings”

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Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 February 2024 

The relevant topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Regulating and filtering the capability of adaptive facades
  • Biomimetic faƧade materials and systems (e.g., smart, biomaterials, phase change material)
  • Adaptive faƧade sensing, monitoring, and control systems (passive or active)
  • Case studies and performance evaluation of adaptive facades
  • The role of bio-facades in energy use and occupant comfort
  • Nature-inspired materials for adaptive facades
  • Plan-based architecture such as green facades
  • Energy exchange and transformation processes in adaptive facades.

One path via which to combat climate change is to consider buildings as being living rather than dead objects. This might mean creating a building faƧade that alters in response to changing climatic conditions. In a building with such a facade, adaptation happens via the automatic regulation of temperature, light, or airflow. This can lead to both a reduction in the operational energy used and to the enhanced comfort of the internal environment. Examples of current advancements in the design of such facades include integrated self-adjusting shading devices, dynamic insulation, and responsive ventilation in order to provide autonomous and real-time control. Other examples of living building elements are nature-inspired materials, such as brick-integrated bacteria, and photobioreactors, like algae.

The self-regulating mechanisms present in living building technologies are either active or passive. Active methods of adaptation employ extrinsic mechanisms such as sensors, processors and actuators to operate. On the other hand, passive methods of adaptation are achieved via intrinsic means of control, such as the constant change of material properties.  

We welcome research papers that reflect investigations into living building and living building elements. We are interested in the vast range of ways in which adaptation is achieved within buildings, whether it be through the morphological configuration of faƧade components, the implementation of smart materials, or using nature-inspired materials and principles in the building faƧade.

Articles that report on the performance of living building technologies are preferred, including simulations of performance, although we will consider comprehensive literature review papers that provide a holistic insight into the development of biomimetic adaptive buildings. We are also keen to receive research papers that investigate the integration of adaptive strategies at various scales, from building components to urban contexts.

Dr. Negin Imani
Prof. Dr. Brenda Vale
Prof. Dr. Derek Clements-Croome
Guest Editors

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