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Breathing walls, envelopes and screens for cross-species co-living adaptation of built environment: The bio-climatic layers in systemic approach to architectural performance

Davidova, Marie 2019. Breathing walls, envelopes and screens for cross-species co-living adaptation of built environment: The bio-climatic layers in systemic approach to architectural performance. Presented at: Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD8) 2019 Symposium, Illinois Institute of Technology, October 13-15, 2019. Published in: Jones, Peter ed. Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD8) 2019 Symposium. Chicago: pp. 1-24.

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The paper suggests a possible systemic interaction with built environment that is to lead towards its transition to Post-Anthropocene through cross-species co-living oriented governance. Today, governments across the world, such as Czechia, UK, Norway, Turkey, Canada or US are releasing strategies and programs for climate adaptations, discussing weather, biodiversity and food security (Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment & Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, 2015; Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), 2018; Flæte et al., 2010; Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, 2012; Richardson, 2010; U.S.Department of State, 2014). The paper exemplifies and seeks for systemic relations and reflections of gathered documentation of breathing walls, envelopes and screens that are generating bio-climatic layers in built environment. The diverse study journeys samples that were co-designed through vernacular culture and the author’s own research by design speculations are investigated and speculated upon through gigamapping. Gigamaps are devices for design inquiry rather than analytical tools like those used in systems engineering or in hard systems models (Sevaldson, 2018). Accordingly, this Gigamapping is not to present any hard data model but to inform and speculate on the investigated field that is grounded in research by design on cross-species co-living in built up environment through possible architectures and architectural and urban design parasites transitioning towards synergetic landscapes of our envisioned futures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Uncontrolled Keywords: systemic approach to architectural performance; breathing walls; responsive wood; systems oriented design; gigamapping; performance oriented architecture; boundary conditions
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 December 2019
Date of Acceptance: 4 June 2019
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 13:53

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