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Scientific article about bioinspired building materials

Dr. Anna Sandak and Dr. Karen Butina Ogorelec, InnoRenew CoE researchers, published a scientific article »Bioinspired building materials—lessons from nature,« in Frontiers in Materials.

In the article they are exploring the application of biomimicry in sustainable architecture, drawing inspiration from the adaptive strategies of plants and animals. The study emphasizes the need for a comprehensive analysis of adaptation strategies in different climate zones to transfer biological concepts to architecture effectively. The goal is to develop active biomaterials for building envelopes that regulate environmental conditions, possess self-assembling properties, and inspire future innovations in material science for architecture.

animals, colorful, in their natural habitat

The structural colour observed in various animals. Source: Pixabay.

Frontiers in Materials is an interdisciplinary open-access journal publishing peer-reviewed research across the entire breadth of materials science and engineering.