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Bionic Architecture
Bionic Architecture

Bionic Architecture

ARCHITECTURE

384 Pages, 8.625 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $44.95 (US $44.95) (CA $63.95)

Publication Date: September 2015

ISBN 9788494750465

Rights: US & CA

By Architect Publications (Sep 2015)
Architect Publications

Price: $44.95
 
 

Overview

Bionics is a modern, interdisciplinary science that first emerged in the mid 20th century, combining the study of natural sciences with engineering and technical sciences. The aim is to synthesize knowledge derived from the analysis of natural forms and systems. Since becoming a partnership in 1979, Cervera & Pioz have worked to develop new architecture and city-planning proposals inspired by an integral understanding of the logical principles of flexibility, adaptability, and energy-efficiency that are prevalent in all natural species. In 1985 the firm started to experiment with complex and dynamic structures resulting in several revolutionary projects. In 1992, they began their research into biological structures in nature and their application to modern structural engineering and architecture. A direct result of these studies was the discovery of a new concept of structure and construction: Bio-Structure.

Author Biography

María Rosa Cervera has been a professor of architectural composition at the School of Architecture of Alcalá University since 2001 and was elected dean of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Alcalá University in 2004. Javier Pioz has been a professor of architecture at the Polytechnic University in Madrid since 1987 and lectures at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. They founded the firm Cervera & Pioz in 1979, which works to develop new architecture and city-planning proposals inspired by the logical principles of flexibility, adaptability, and energy efficiency.