Research Area: Architecture + Biology
Directors: Prof. Dr. Michael Hensel and Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel
Currently collaborating OCEAN members: Prof. Søren Sørensen, Honorary Member Julian Vincent
This research Area was ratified and commenced in 2012.
The Architecture + Biology research area focuses [i] integrating the built and the natural environment with particular focus on multi-species integration in architecture, [ii] biology-inspired design solutions and methods for architecture and the built environment, and [iii] the development of analytical design methods and tools that facilitate architects to incorporate ecological and climatic considerations and data into the design process.
Sunguroğlu Hensel, D. and Vincent, J.F.V. (2015). 'Evolutionary inventive problem-solving in biology and architecture: ArchiTRIZ and Material-Ontology'. Intelligent Buildings International, DOI: 10.1080/17508975.2015.1014462 Online
Hensel, M. (2013). AD Primer - Performance-oriented Architecture - Rethinking Architectural Design and the Built Environment. London: AD Wiley.
Designing for Biodiversity - Architectural Responses to Urban Ecology - The Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design 2013 [Cornell University Department of Architecture, RCAT - Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics, OCEAN Design Research Association]
Sustaining Sustainability - Alternative Approaches in Urban Ecology and Architecture - The Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design 2012 [Cornell University Department of Architecture, RCAT - Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics, OCEAN Design Research Association]
Michael Hensel PhD Thesis: ‘Performance-oriented Architecture – An integrated discourse and theoretical framework for architectural design and sustainability towards non-discrete and non-anthropocentric architectures’.