Simulation the Natural Living Structural Systems to Achieve Sustained Architecture

  • Donya Hameed Ali Al-Anbari Department of Architecture Engineering, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Bahjet Rashad Shaheen Department of Architecture Engineering, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Simulation, inspiration, modeling, systems, structures, model, living nature, sustainable design


Architectural and ecological development   model   can be  identified   by  studying genetic evolution of living beings and their surrounding environment, which makes every one of them complement the other, an integral part of it, and the basis of its existence. Architects started to get back to nature to look for the keys for building sustainability, because elements of nature are a   creative, rich, and useful  source  of  inspiration   and   learning   for architects and designers to present sustainable designs. Getting inspired by or simulating living forms should not lead to making exact copies of them. The real lesson is to benefit from the substantial idea and the basis of the natural system composing it. This leads us to the problem of the present study: There are no enough local studies on the importance and role of living nature simulation in terms of shape, composition, and structural systems to create sustainable   systems.  Hypothesis of the  study  is:  the  harmony shown  by natural, organic structures resulting from the integration of shape with structural function can be employed in architecture shapes and structures by merging shape and function in a symbiotic relationship resembling to a great extent biological , genetic development in their re-formations appearing in natural organic structures. Aim   of   the   study:   Discovering   formational   and   environmental   constraints   of elements   of   nature   and   emerging   with   applied   indications   in   the   field   of constructional   systems   simulation   of   living   nature   and   the   possibility   of transferring them to accomplish sustainable architecture. The results and conclusions shows the need , importance and effectiveness of Simulation  the Natural Living Structural Systems to Achieve sustained Architecture ,and the integration of technical solutions to create a balance between the natural environment and the manufacturers and energy exploitation, and the adoption of passive systems and merged with the systems design, integration between nature and technology. Finally we got that the final conclusions and practical framework and recommendations.

How to Cite
Al-Anbari, D., & Shaheen, B. (2019). Simulation the Natural Living Structural Systems to Achieve Sustained Architecture. Association of Arab Universities Journal of Engineering Sciences, 26(3), 124-135.