Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/618598
Title:
The city of the future and the laws of physics: Biourbanism and constructal law
Authors:
Tracada, Eleni ( 0000-0002-0362-4260 ) ; Caperna, Antonio
Abstract:
Nowadays dynamic elements in urban fabric are often concealed by the insertion of stylish new architecture; real patterns of social life (‘bios’), have been replaced by rigid geometric grids and compact building blocks. New Urbanism and Biourbanism affirm that cities are now risking being unstable and deprived of healthy social interactions. As an expansion of older historical urban fabric patterns, harmonious architecture can have a positive impact on the fitness of both human body and mind. Not only Biourbanism attempts to reinstate balance and lost values in the urban fabric, but also reinforces human-oriented design emergences in micro and macro scales. As a multifaceted discipline, it embraces laws of physics, such as Constructal Law and acknowledges its noticeable and unremitting influence to urban human behaviours. Urban life and behaviours are based upon systems of human communication formed by dynamic patterns; we are now talking about negotiating boundaries between human activities, changes in geographic mapping and mainly about sustainable systems to support uninterrupted growth of communities worldwide. Therefore, as a vital shift in architectural education, not only Biourbanism offers the opportunity to explore patterns and linguistics deeply imbedded into the built environment, but also enables scholars and communities to come together and participate actively into fast and innovative urban interventions. Projects developed during educational and professional training aim at reinstating memorable and preferential paths of communication, favouring everyday life rituals of the body and mind. Hence, by following everlasting laws of physics and formulas inherited from nature, architectural forms can be considered as the real innovation in urban design and planning of the City of the Future.
Affiliation:
University of Derby; International Society of Biourbanism
Citation:
Tracada, E. & Caperna, A. (2016), The City of the Future and the Laws of Physics: Biourbanism and Constructal Law, Emmitt, S. & Adeyeye. K. (Ed.), Proceedings of the ID@50 Integrated Design Conference 2016, 26 June – 1 July 2016, Bath, UK: University of Bath, pp227-238
Publisher:
University of Bath
Journal:
Proceedings of the 50th International Conference of Integrated Design
Issue Date:
29-Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/618598
Additional Links:
http://idat50.weebly.com/; http://idat50.weebly.com/uploads/6/2/1/7/62172163/id_50_abstracts_web.pdf
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Sponsors:
Department of Engineering funding
Appears in Collections:
Department of Mechanical Engineering & the Built Environment

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dc.contributor.authorTracada, Elenien
dc.contributor.authorCaperna, Antonioen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-19T12:39:38Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-19T12:39:38Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-29-
dc.identifier.citationTracada, E. & Caperna, A. (2016), The City of the Future and the Laws of Physics: Biourbanism and Constructal Law, Emmitt, S. & Adeyeye. K. (Ed.), Proceedings of the ID@50 Integrated Design Conference 2016, 26 June – 1 July 2016, Bath, UK: University of Bath, pp227-238en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/618598-
dc.description.abstractNowadays dynamic elements in urban fabric are often concealed by the insertion of stylish new architecture; real patterns of social life (‘bios’), have been replaced by rigid geometric grids and compact building blocks. New Urbanism and Biourbanism affirm that cities are now risking being unstable and deprived of healthy social interactions. As an expansion of older historical urban fabric patterns, harmonious architecture can have a positive impact on the fitness of both human body and mind. Not only Biourbanism attempts to reinstate balance and lost values in the urban fabric, but also reinforces human-oriented design emergences in micro and macro scales. As a multifaceted discipline, it embraces laws of physics, such as Constructal Law and acknowledges its noticeable and unremitting influence to urban human behaviours. Urban life and behaviours are based upon systems of human communication formed by dynamic patterns; we are now talking about negotiating boundaries between human activities, changes in geographic mapping and mainly about sustainable systems to support uninterrupted growth of communities worldwide. Therefore, as a vital shift in architectural education, not only Biourbanism offers the opportunity to explore patterns and linguistics deeply imbedded into the built environment, but also enables scholars and communities to come together and participate actively into fast and innovative urban interventions. Projects developed during educational and professional training aim at reinstating memorable and preferential paths of communication, favouring everyday life rituals of the body and mind. Hence, by following everlasting laws of physics and formulas inherited from nature, architectural forms can be considered as the real innovation in urban design and planning of the City of the Future.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Engineering fundingen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bathen
dc.relation.urlhttp://idat50.weebly.com/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://idat50.weebly.com/uploads/6/2/1/7/62172163/id_50_abstracts_web.pdfen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectBiourbanismen
dc.subjectConstructal Lawen
dc.subjectTheories of Human Behavioursen
dc.subjectPatterns of Lifeen
dc.subjectLiving Urban Fabricen
dc.titleThe city of the future and the laws of physics: Biourbanism and constructal lawen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentInternational Society of Biourbanismen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the 50th International Conference of Integrated Designen
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