Panel Presentation: HabitatAuthor: Eve WalkdenInstitution: University of Southampton
Faculty of Engin
Designs now have an emphasis on sustaiwe truly be sustainable and yet reduce cis possible that the solution is through naSpecifically, the tree has evolved and adthe tree can help to solve the problems oacross the globe. In addition, preventionprocesses. When looking at the internal spossibility of using these rules to adapt aWith improved knowledge of tree, a worldeforestation and the effects of climate cuses naturally-made tree joints to influenthe load response of the tree joint in ordmaterial design.
Tree Joints, Tree Design, Biomimicry, Co
Scientists and Engineers saw the value of and heat provided from the sun. Impatiemeant cutting trees down, diverting freshof how nature was creating the solutionsNot only must engineering design be susEngineers and Scientists commonly encoproblems can be solved through nature’snatural engineering is that struts and beknowledge of nature’s solutions can be aencountered by Engineers and Scientists.environment with the natural one. This menvironment and lifestyle can combine ef In recent years, planting trees in urban aour fuel driven society. In the developedday-to-day lifestyles. Litigation is a lesseweather conditions will affect the benefitpropagation of healthy, strong trees in thare still required in order to improve theprovide timber which is a popular and coincrease the potential strength and use oFor the survival of the world’s future, everesources. The Kyoto agreement went sobut has proved to be a challenging task f climate change can be effective. The sustworld’s soil quality. With increased tree pmore effective. This paper will follow a coresource wastage, and show tree load temaintenance knowledge.
EWB-UK National Resear
es and natural sustainability influence
eering and the Environment, University of Southampnability in order to reduce the negative impact on thests, keep the strength required, and create aestheticture’s influence, which has had 3.8 billion years to pepted to overcome many environmental constraints. Tf climate change by reducing the ‘heat-island’ effect cof soil erosion and reduced agricultural quality can btructure of the tree, the rules on optimisation can bend improve our current methods of material design awide building resource can be utilized to its maximuange on the world. This paper will introduce the starce a sustainable built environment. This research willr to create a base model for tree structural assessmposite Material, Timber, Building Resourceswhat nature provided, shelter created by trees, sprice and growing demands of society meant a faster owater supplies, and burning fossil fuels amongst othcould have formed sustainable resources from the stainable, but it must be cost effective, adaptable, econter problems with designs which cover these requirinfluence, which has had 3.8 billion years to perfect ims are found in lily pads and bamboo stems, createdkey for adapting previous designs thereby improvingOf the commonly encountered challenges, there is teans the understanding of natural design, to create tfectively.reas has been used to create urban cooling, to reducworld, problems of tree maintenance can lead to litigissue in the undeveloped world, though maintenancit can provide. When taking extreme weather variatieir environment can be achieved. The tools for analyknowledge base by which assessors can provide effecmon building resource across the globe, therefore ethis material.ry country must make some contribution to urban comeway to provide solutions in addressing the worldwir the world to achieve. By planting trees, reductionainable planting and maintenance of trees can also glantations, atmospheric quality and building resourcencept of using nature to influence more sustainable dts that are to be conducted to learn from nature’s de
h & Education Conference 2011
‘Our Global Future’
57onworld around us. How canally pleasing structures? Itrfect its design.he environmental benefit of aused by urban areasachieved by natural treelearnt with the futured structural components.potential, reducingt of a research idea thatinvolve tests that assessnt and development of gs providing clean water,ption was required, thisr solutions. Considerationrt.friendly and stable.