The Nature Imitation Strategy and the Sustainable Architectural Form – Analytical Study for Organic FormsThrough The Architectural Product of Eguen Tsui
The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning,
2008, Volume 7, Issue 12, Pages 0-0
AbstractLiterature review showed that sustainability is a phenomenon which had been studied in different disciplines, particularly in architecture. These studies showed that the aim of architectural sustainability is the integration between buildings and environment.
Literature review mentioned the role of nature imitation strategy in the generating of sustainable form, whose characters effects on the building efficiency and ,provide comfort to its users , but this had not been studied in practice.
The research problem was, there was a gap in the relationship between the organic sustainable architectural form and the nature imitation strategy, as one of sustainability strategies. So the aim of this paper is to study this gap in the scientific knowledge.
The research hypothesis was (The organic sustainable architectural form is varied in its relation with site topography and context , also it is varied in its relation with the materials used , the energy resources , the techniques used in its formal and technological treatment .Finally it is varied in its resistance to the natural conditions.
The research findings were that, all types of the organic forms had been used in the composition of sustainable form except the plant form. The organic form had imitating the context rather than the topography.
The main materials used were, the wood as natural material, the concrete as a manufactured material and the isolated material as a remanufactured one.
The solar energy was the more energy used, the aim of its using was heat gain.
The formal composition was the main formal treatment, while the solar cells were the main technological one.
The aim of these treatments was the sustainable organic form resistant to the natural conditions, such as heat, ream, windstorm, floods, and burn.
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