New Trends in High-Performance Architecture: Shifting To Bio-Inspired Innovative Green Technologies In Future Architecture
Shirin Sotodeh1, Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad2, Parisa Baharloo3

1Shirin Sotodeh, P.H.D Student of Architecture, Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.

2Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Art and Architecture,  Tehran, Iran.

3Parisa Baharloo, P.H.D Student of Architecture, Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.

Manuscript received on 10 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 24 May 2019 | PP: 74-86 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F22150486S219/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: His paper aims to explain recent trends in adoption of bio-inspired innovative green technologies in architectural theory and practice. Literature review of the paper shows that “bio-inspired” concept might be seen as major generator for materializing future architecture, which constantly referred as “high-performance architecture”. The most important questions of the research are: 1- What are the most influential trends in architectural design practice regarding to learning from nature in architectural design process? 2- How future architecture could be described in relation to adoption of bio-inspired innovative green technologies in order to meet highperformance architecture? A hundred case studies selected by purpose from among Pritzker Prize winners in recent 40 years in order to build chronological pathway. The results of the research indicate that new trends in architectural theory and practice might be underscored by their attitudes toward “nature”. In other words, the characteristics of future architecture might be understood via “shifting to bio-inspired architecture” as well as adoption of innova-tive green technologies. The most leading characters to describe future architectural trends might be summarized as followings: biophilic character, water-sensitivity, adoption of new architectural technologies, innovative green technologies, performance-based design, live and porous, energy-efficiency and daylightophil architecture.

Keywords: Bio-inspired Concept, Future Architecture, High-Performance Architecture, Innovative Green Technologies, New Trends in Architectural Technology.
Scope of the Article: Computer Architecture and VLSI