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Nature Inspired Interior Design Principles in the Hot Arid Climate of Saudi Arabia

Abstract Biomimicry is an approach that entails understanding the natural system and designs and mimicking them to create new non-biological systems that can solve human problems. From bio-based material development to biologically inspired designs, architects and designers excelled in highlighting the fascination of integrating the biomimetic thinking process into the modern design that provides more comfortable space in which to live. This thesis explores how historical sustainable strategies from Islamic traditional architecture incorporated natural design system that could now be appropriately applied to interior architecture. In addition, it explores the current existing problems in this field and the possibilities of biomimetic sustainable sol... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Hawsawi, Hawaa (Author) / Bernardi, Jose (Advisor) / Fehler, Michelle (Committee member) / Harmon-Vaughan, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Design / Biomimicry / Hot Arid Climate / Interior Design / Islamic Traditional Architecture / Natural Inspired / Natural Ventilation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 64 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Design 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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