BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:GMT Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011028T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=-1SU;BYMONTH=10 TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 TZOFFSETTO:-0000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010325T010000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=-1SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20180423T161547Z DESCRIPTION:Public Lecture: Patterns\, Growth and Energy - Lessons from Bio logy for Architectural Design\n\nWhere: Cardiff University Main Building\, CF10 3AT\n\n17.00-17.30 Free drinks reception\, VJ Gallery\, Main Buildin g\n17.30-18.30 Public Lecture: Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13)\, Main Build ing\n \nIn this lecture\, Dr Petra Gruber from the Biomimicry Research and Innov ation Center (BRIC) at the University of Akron\, USA\, will take a closer look at a biological paradigm underlying current research and development interests in architectural design: Biomimetics – a strategic approach to translate information from biology to technology. In this lecture\, Dr Gr uber will present several examples that illustrate how concepts of life ca n be translated to innovative design proposals\, prototypes\, methods and tools.\nFor example\, birds nests made of more or less randomly assembled elements without connections\, still deliver interesting mechanical proper ties. Research on these ‘animal buildings’ has provided prototypical b uilding solutions\, laying the groundwork for future product-oriented tech nological solutions. Investigations of patterns in biological growth from slime molds and algae\, have aided the design of materials and structures such as bioreactors and 3D printing improvements\; and the correlation of leaf shape with evapotranspiration and thermal dynamics can be used to imp rove technical energy dissipation systems.\nThis lecture is free to attend and open to the public. There is no need to book a seat. \nDr Petra Grube r is a n architect with a strong interest in inter- and transdisciplinary design. Apart from her professional work as an architect\, she holds a PhD in Bio mimetics in Architecture from the Vienna University of Technology in Austr ia. She also collaborated as a research fellow at the Centre for Biomimeti cs at The University of Reading\, UK\, taught Biomimetics in Energy System s at the University of Applied Sciences in Villach\, Austria and held lect ures and workshops at universities worldwide. As a visiting professor for Architectural Design and Building Science\, she set up a master program in Advanced Architectural Design at the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Her research spans from projects for the European Space Agency on lunar ba se design informed by folding principles from nature\, to arts-based resea rch on the translation of growth principles from nature into proto‐archi tectural spatial solutions. Since 2016\, Dr. Gruber is based at the Myers School of Arts and the Department of Biology for the Biomimicry Research a nd Innovation Center BRIC at The University of Akron. \n \n DTEND;TZID="GMT Standard Time":20180531T183000 DTSTAMP:20180423T161548Z DTSTART;TZID="GMT Standard Time":20180531T170000 LAST-MODIFIED:20180423T161547Z LOCATION:Cardiff University Main Building\, CF10 3AT PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-gb:Public Lecture Dr. Petra Gruber: Patterns\, Growth a nd Energy - Lessons from Biology for Architectural Design TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000905378B826DBD301000000000000000 010000000F0C08DB93D4D294E926573499F1D4E68 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Public Lec ture: Patterns\, Growth and Energy - Lessons from Biology for Architectura l Des ign

Where: Cardiff University Main Building\, CF10 3AT

17.00-17.30 Free drinks reception\, VJ Gallery\, Main Building< /p>

17.3 0-18.30 Public Lecture: Wallace Lecture Thea tre (0.13)\, Main Building

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In this lecture\, Dr Petra Gruber from the Biomimicry Research a nd Innovation Center (BRIC) at the University of Akron\, USA\, will take a closer look at a biological paradigm underlying current research and development interests in architectural design: Biomimetics –\; a strategic approach to translat e information from biology to technology. In this lecture\, Dr Gruber will present several examples that illustrate how concepts of life can be tran slated to innovative design proposals\, prototypes\, methods and tools.

For example\, birds nests made of more or less randomly assembled elements without connections\, still deliver in teresting mechanical properties. Research on these ‘\;animal building s’\; has provided prototypical building solutions\, laying the ground work for future product-oriented technological solutions. Investigations o f patterns in biological growth from slime molds and algae\, have aided the design of materials and structures such as bio reactors and 3D printing improvements\; and the correlation of leaf shape with evapotranspiration and thermal dynamics can be used to improve techni cal energy dissipation systems.

This lecture is free to attend and open to the public. There is no nee d to book a seat.

< span style='font-size:11.0pt\;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt\;font-family:"Cali bri"\,sans-serif'>Dr Petra Gruber is an architect with a strong interest in inter- and tra nsdisciplinary design. Apart from her professional work as an architect\, she holds a PhD in Biomimetics in Architecture f rom the Vienna University of Technology in Austria. She also collaborated as a research fellow at the Centre for Biomimetics at The University of Reading\, UK\, taught Biomimeti cs in Energy Systems at the University of Applied Sciences in Villa ch\, Austria and held lectures and workshops at universities worldwide. As a visiting professor for Architectural Design and Building Science\, she set up a master program in Advanced Architectural Design at the Addis Abab a University in Ethiopia. Her research spans from projects for the Europea n Space Agency on lunar base design informed by folding principles from na ture\, to arts-based research on the translation of growth principles from nature into proto‐\;architectural spatial solutions. Since 2016\, Dr . Gruber is based at the Myers School of Arts and the Department of Biolog y for the Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center BRIC at The University of Akron. \;

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