TECHNE: Special Series Vol. 2
Essays and Viewpoint

Technological transition in building design at the intersection of living and manufactured

Berrak Kirbas Akyurek
Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Masi Mohammadi
Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Aysen Ciravoglu
Department of Architecture, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Husnu Yegenoglu
Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Published March 22, 2021
Keywords
  • Technological Transition,
  • Building Design,
  • Biobuilding Components,
  • Living Organisms,
  • Smart Technologies
How to Cite
Kirbas Akyurek, B., Mohammadi, M., Ciravoglu, A., & Yegenoglu, H. (2021). Technological transition in building design at the intersection of living and manufactured. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (2), 71-75. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-10685

Abstract

This paper aims to elucidate reflections of technological transition today through the ‘unity’ of living and manufactured components of building design. Technological advances enable living organisms from algae to humans, and many more, to become useful tools to create interior and structural elements for buildings. Thus, designing with living organisms has become a growing phenomenon in architecture by transforming building components into ‘biobuilding’ components. In this paper, this phenomenon is critiqued through the bonds between the concepts of nature, technology, and building design, from contemporary studies to the highlights back in history. Overall, the paper gives architects insights on the envisioned future that presents a harmony between natural and building environment.

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