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Biomimetics for Architecture

Learning from Nature

Ed. by Knippers, Jan / Schmid, Ulrich / Speck, Thomas

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Evolutive approaches to explorative design methods in architecture

Malkowsky, Yaron / Ostendorf, Anna K. / Gessel, Nico van / Nguyen, Long / Lang, Daniel / Menges, Achim / Roth-Nebelsick, Anita / Reski, Ralf


Current studies on the evolution of selected moss species reveal exciting new insights into the genetic mechanisms that lead to the creation of new species. One of these moss species, the spreading earthmoss, has been used in science as a model organism for many years, and its genetic information has been completely decrypted. This makes it and other members of its family ideal research objects for the transfer of these genetic mechanisms into algorithms-defined computational processes-and for their use in the developmental process of product design and architecture.

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Yaron Malkowsky, Anna K. Ostendorf, Nico van Gessel, Long Nguyen, Daniel Lang, Achim Menges, Anita Roth-Nebelsick, Ralf Reski (2019). Evolutive approaches to explorative design methods in architecture. In Jan Knippers, Ulrich Schmid, Thomas Speck (Eds.), Biomimetics for Architecture: Learning from Nature (pp. 134–141). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783035617917-017

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783035617917

Online ISBN: 9783035617917

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