Biophilic urban developments following dynamic flows of tree-shaped architectures

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/557002
Title:
Biophilic urban developments following dynamic flows of tree-shaped architectures
Authors:
Tracada, Eleni ( 0000-0002-0362-4260 )
Abstract:
Latest theories and practices in Biophilic designs of the urban space regard the urban fabric as being composed of several interrelated layers of energetic structure influencing each other in a non-linear manner primarily. The interaction between two or more interfaces of the urban space layers evolves into new and non-predictable properties. Evolution and creation of new boundaries/interfaces follows laws related to fractal growth; most of the times this particular evolution is defined by laws of physics, such as Thermodynamics and Constructal Law. Designs that do not follow these laws may produce anti-natural and hostile environments, which do not fit into human beings’ evolution, and thus, fail to enhance life by all means. The author of this paper should like to illustrate how new developments of urbanism worldwide currently work upon conceptual and town planning models based not only upon cutting-edge technology, but also upon natural laws and patterns of life and human behaviours strictly related to flaws and movement dictated by natural phenomena. When abrupt interruption of the urban structure has occurred, a consequent design solution does not even guarantee flowing and freedom to morph. It is impossible to create harmonic designs which naturally “unite the animate with the inanimate”, as Adrian Bejan and Sylvie Lorente affirm, whenever urban sprawl fails to encompass Biophilic solutions related to tree-shaped architectures. The author argues that Constructal invasion into the urban space “as fundamental problems of access to flow: volume to point, area to point, line to point, and the respective reverse flow directions” can only guarantee high standard quality of life in either contemporary or future cities developments.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Tracada, E. (2015) ‘Biophilic urban developments following dynamic flows of tree-shaped architectures’ in the Proceedings of Constructal Law & Second Law Conference Parma 18th - 19th May 2015, CLC2015, 1st edition in May 2015, Bologna: Timeo editore, pp321-331
Publisher:
Timeo editore
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/557002
Additional Links:
http://www.clc2015.eu/
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
ISBN:
978-88-97162-35-3
Sponsors:
Staff Development funding by the College of Engineering and Technology, Department of Engineering, University of Derby
Appears in Collections:
The Built Environment Research Group (BERG)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTracada, Elenien
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-17T10:20:20Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-17T10:20:20Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.citationTracada, E. (2015) ‘Biophilic urban developments following dynamic flows of tree-shaped architectures’ in the Proceedings of Constructal Law & Second Law Conference Parma 18th - 19th May 2015, CLC2015, 1st edition in May 2015, Bologna: Timeo editore, pp321-331en
dc.identifier.isbn978-88-97162-35-3en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/557002en
dc.description.abstractLatest theories and practices in Biophilic designs of the urban space regard the urban fabric as being composed of several interrelated layers of energetic structure influencing each other in a non-linear manner primarily. The interaction between two or more interfaces of the urban space layers evolves into new and non-predictable properties. Evolution and creation of new boundaries/interfaces follows laws related to fractal growth; most of the times this particular evolution is defined by laws of physics, such as Thermodynamics and Constructal Law. Designs that do not follow these laws may produce anti-natural and hostile environments, which do not fit into human beings’ evolution, and thus, fail to enhance life by all means. The author of this paper should like to illustrate how new developments of urbanism worldwide currently work upon conceptual and town planning models based not only upon cutting-edge technology, but also upon natural laws and patterns of life and human behaviours strictly related to flaws and movement dictated by natural phenomena. When abrupt interruption of the urban structure has occurred, a consequent design solution does not even guarantee flowing and freedom to morph. It is impossible to create harmonic designs which naturally “unite the animate with the inanimate”, as Adrian Bejan and Sylvie Lorente affirm, whenever urban sprawl fails to encompass Biophilic solutions related to tree-shaped architectures. The author argues that Constructal invasion into the urban space “as fundamental problems of access to flow: volume to point, area to point, line to point, and the respective reverse flow directions” can only guarantee high standard quality of life in either contemporary or future cities developments.en
dc.description.sponsorshipStaff Development funding by the College of Engineering and Technology, Department of Engineering, University of Derbyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTimeo editoreen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.clc2015.eu/en
dc.subjectBiophilic designen
dc.subjectHuman behaviouren
dc.subjectThermodynamicsen
dc.subjectConstructal Lawen
dc.subjectHealthy citiesen
dc.titleBiophilic urban developments following dynamic flows of tree-shaped architecturesen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.orcidorcid.org/0000-0002-0362-4260en
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