Kiron System, an Integration of Living and Artificial Systems (Buildings Case)
Article first published online: 3 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Systems Research and Behavioral Science
Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 76–85, January/February 2013
How to Cite
Curiel-Carias, E. C. (2013), Kiron System, an Integration of Living and Artificial Systems (Buildings Case). Syst. Res., 30: 76–85. doi: 10.1002/sres.2124
- Issue published online: 14 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 3 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 28 JUL 2011
- artificial systems;
- living systems;
- hybrid systems;
Simultaneously satisfying human and environmental demands requires overarching concepts to facilitate the conciliation of such demands. These concepts are particularly necessary in certain regions where, as a result of rapid population growth, a large demand for housing impinges upon vital and sensitive ecosystems. The object of the present paper is to focus on the building concept in natural and rarely disturbed environments. Starting with the organizational logic that underlies living systems, this paper proposes a new hierarchical level of organization or hypothetical Kiron System (KS) that lies between the ecosystem and the human biosystem. The hypothetical system would serve to reconcile the requirements of both systems. From within this new hierarchical level, it is possible to extract the entire concept of the artificial sub-system (the building) that would make such hypothetical system possible. Finally, the effects of this concept on the various functions of the building are analysed. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.