Bio-inspired Parametric Design for Adaptive Stadium Façades

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Jong Jin Park
Bharat Dave


The challenge of developing sustainable, adaptive architecture requires unconventional approaches to innovative knowledge about composition and dynamic interaction between building façades and environmental conditions. These approaches are often inspired by biology, its complex fine-tuned behaviour and integration of living systems. This paper proposes a system inspired from the optics of reflecting superposition compound eyes to create responsive façade structures that capture and distribute daylight within a building in response to the movement of the sun. This is investigated using the parametric reshaping of a building envelop as part of solar radiation and target ray simulations. The prototype façade system is capable of adapting to different functional needs, locations, times of the day, and other contextual conditions.

Keywords: Biomimetics, kinetic/adaptive façades, reflecting superposition compound eyes

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Jong Jin Park, University of Melbourne

Senior Lecturer