Biomimetics and energy efficiency

Enhancing performative buildings by learning from nature's strategies

This website presents information, ideas and all sorts of visions for the topic ‘Biomimetics and energy efficiency’ in the context of performative building envelopes of the future.

The actual use of this website derived from the project website of ‘BioSkin – Research potentials for biologically inspired energy efficient façade systems’, a basic research study that was done between 2009-2012 at AIT. More information about the project can be found here.

Bionicfacades.net is now used as a personal information site by Susanne Gosztonyi who is displaying once a while some updates.

 

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Art exhibition: The committee of sleep

THE COMMITTEE OF SLEEP – Exhibition | MAK FURNITURE STUDY COLLECTION, 2012–2013


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The ‘Committee of Sleep‘ was an art installation created by the designer duo taliaYsebastian. They made use of the principle of ‘light energy scavenging,’ which means the capturing of surplus energy from living organisms.

taliaYsebastian borrowed the basic idea of light scavening from an investigated principle from BioSKIN — the Sea Orange, a luminous sponge that interacts with algae.

 

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Exhibition: Biomimetic game

ZUKUNFT mit SONNE – BIONIK SPIEL – Exhibition | SONNENWELTEN, GROSSSCHÖNAU, 2012-NOW

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The exhibition SONNENWELT in Grossschönau allows a time travel from energy efficient nomad tents from about 10,000 years ago, through sophisticated techniques of the ancient Egyptians and Romans, up to high-tech made solutions from nowadays Austria.

For the station “ENERGIE der ZUKUNFT – ZUKUNFT mit SONNE”, a biomimetic game has been developed and implemented by Susanne Gosztonyi (concept), Oliver Schürer (curator) and Michael Strohmann (media design).

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BioSkin – biomimetics for facades

BioSkin – Forschungspotenziale für bionisch inspirierte energieeffiziente Fassadentechnologien

The basic research study “BioSkin – Research potentials for biologically inspired energy efficient façade systems” aimed at the identification of potentials from nature for climate-adaptive energy efficient facades of the future. The study was conducted at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Energy Department and funded by the national programme “Haus der ZukunftPlus”. This information serves as a summary of the project outcomes and is also an inspiration for further R&D activities.We appreciate to get notice when you cite results from BioSkin. Thanks!

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