BIOMIMETIC ARCHITECTURE: Creating a Passive Defense System in building skin to solve Zero Carbon Construction Dilemma


  • Abeer Samy Yousef Mohamed Associate Prof. Dr., Architecture Engineering Department, faculty of engineering, Tanta University



Global Warming, GHG, biomimetic architecture, Building Skin


[The entire world is confronting a genuine risk and a continuous issue that has just begun decades prior, however yet is still expanding, this issue is the “Global warming” happened from greenhouse gases [GHG] - particularly by Carbon Dioxide emission [CO2], which is related with the ascent in Earth's temperature that accompanies a rundown of hurtful results.

Therefore, architects should bring innovative solutions for energy efficient buildings, and the best tutor to learn from how to design such buildings is our great mentor Nature, through the innovative approach of biomimetic. which is a new way of viewing and valuing nature that contributes in making the built environment similar to living organisms in many ways hence sustaining it. Building skin as subcategory of biomimetic that frames the whole outside of the building, as the first line of defense for the building against external influences that will interact with all environmental aspects like living organisms.

The main aim of this paper is to investigate how energy consumption could be reduced through this innovative building skin, by applying biomimetic architecture approaches in design processes. In order to create a Passive Defense System in building skin to solve Zero Carbon Construction Dilemma, regarding this new vision the study will introduce:

-          a Framework for the Integration of biomimetic and Sustainable architecture,

-          New Design processes phase through biomimetic vision,

-          Building skin Design Criteria Through Biomimetic.

That will be a road map and guide line for architects to facilitate the process of compatible environmental design with zero carbon emissions].


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How to Cite

Yousef Mohamed, A. S. (2018). BIOMIMETIC ARCHITECTURE: Creating a Passive Defense System in building skin to solve Zero Carbon Construction Dilemma. EQA - International Journal of Environmental Quality, 29, 1–28.