Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Aysu Kuru

Biomimetic adaptive building skins for thermal comfort: An approach towards multifunctionality

"‘Biomimetic adaptive building skins for thermal comfort: an approach towards multifunctionality’ is the title of Aysu Kuru’s thesis within the trandisciplinary areas of architectural design, engineering and biology.
Kuru’s research investigates how biological mechanisms can translate into the design of multifunctional biomimetic adaptive facades and how to evaluate their environmental performance to improve indoor thermal comfort in buildings."

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Article

  • Kuru, A., Oldfield, P. Bonser, S. P. and Fiorito, F. 2019. Biomimetic adaptive building skins: energy and environmental regulation in buildings. Energy and Buildings. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109544
  • Kimmel, L., Barnard, M. and Kuru, A. (2019). The challenge of keeping interiors publicly accessible in the context of counter-terrorism architectural guidelines. International Journal of Architectural Research, in press.

Conference Papers        

  • Kuru, A., Fiorito, F., Oldfield, P. and Bonser, S. P. (2018). Multi-functional biomimetic adaptive facades: Developing a new framework. Proceedings of the COST Action TU1403 - Adaptive Facades Network Final Conference: Facade 2018 - Adaptive! Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, 26-27 November 2018, Lucerne, Switzerland, 231-240. ISBN: 978-94-6366-102-7        
  • Kuru, A., Fiorito, F., Oldfield, P. and Bonser, S. P. (2018). Multi-functional biomimetic adaptive facades: A case study. Proceedings of the COST Action TU1403 - Adaptive Facades Network Final Conference: Facade 2018 - Adaptive! Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, 26-27 November 2018, Lucerne, Switzerland, 241-250. ISBN: 978-94-6366-102-7

Media Articles        

  • Ertas, H., Gungor, S. C., Kuru, A. and Oztok, G. (2014). Gündelik Fikirler Meydanı. XXI Architecture and Design Magazine, Issue 135, pp. 24 - 27.        
  • Kuru, A. (2014). Dolu ve Boşun Hiyerarşik Düzeni. XXI Architecture and Design Magazine, Issue 134, pp. 44 - 47.        
  • Kuru, A. (2014). El Emeği Okul. XXI Architecture and Design Magazine, Issue 133, pp. 38 - 43.        

        
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

At UNSW:

  • Major Design Studio (ARCH7202)
  • High Performance Building Systems (ARCH7213)
  • Architectural Environment and Building Services (ARCH7809)
  • Architecture and Urbanism in Asia (ARCH7220)
  • Architectural Science and Building Environment 1 (ARCH1161)
  • Architectural Science and Building Environment 2 (ARCH1361)
  • Creating Value for Built Environment (BEIL0010)
  • Building Services (BLDG2011)

Research Assistant Experience:

Other teaching experience:

  • Teaching Assistant at École Nationale Supérieure d`Architecture de Montpellier (2013) 
  • Teaching Assistant at Bahcesehir University (2011)