Abstract Sustainable architecture design is becoming more and more popular all over the world, especially in China. Active sustainable strategies play an important role in sustainable architecture design such as solar panels, wind turbines, and roof gardens. However, this Thesis will find some new passive ways to improve the sustainability of buildings by proving bionic technology. The thesis seeks to integrate living organisms into buildings to improve the sustainability of buildings and generate sustainable resources. This main focus is biomimetics. The technology used in the design of architecture sustainability. Bionics or biomimicry refers to artificial processes or systems that mimic nature. The thesis will develop a program that is about how to interpret biomimicry language to architecture language and apply it to the design of a building to improve its performance. The thesis finally mainly use three biomimicry technology to design the building. They are respectively (1) a "termite mound" structure to advance ventilation of the building, (2)algae to clean carbon dioxide, and (3) a "three-leaf clover" floor plan layout and building form. to create more fresh energy for the building. In addition, the thesis aims to use more biomimicry solutions to overcome those problems from site analysis.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Multipurpose buildings--China--Shanghai; Biomimicry--Evaluation; Sustainable architecture--China--Shanghai

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Architecture (M.Arch.)

Department, Program, or Center

Architecture (GIS)


Julius J. Chiavaroli

Advisor/Committee Member

Dennis A. Andrejko


RIT – Main Campus

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