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Shams G, Moshari M. Health and Post-Corona: Air Filtration through Building Skins as Biological Membranes. Naqshejahan. 2022; 11 (4) :44-59
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1- M.Sc. in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran
2- Assistant Professor of Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran , moshari@ut.ac.ir
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Aims: Nowadays, air pollution and rising greenhouse gases are among the major problems in the world. This problem that affects not only human life and health, but also destructive effects on global warming. Concerns about pandemic diseases have increased the importance of healthy air and the health of citizens. The purpose of this study is to introduce the capacities of biological membranes for use as a living and environment-friendly material in the walls of buildings.
Methods: The research method is quasi-experimental, which is based on simulation of the effects of using the proposed shell of the research. The designed operational model represents the production of artificial shells, which have the ability to absorb air pollutant particles and can also warn if the amount of these pollutants increases with color change. The use of lipid-like peptoids - abnormal particles mimicked by peptides and proteins and similar to cell membrane phospholipids - to simulate the plasma membrane of cells and build this synthetic shell has been suggested in this study.
Findings: These molecules, like plasma membrane phospholipids, can attach to side chains and other molecules to absorb pollutant particles, turning them into harmless particles. Therefore, these shells can be produced with special features and functions such as self-repair, self-assembly and air filtration.
Conclusion: The research emphasizes on the necessity of preparation for the post-Pandemic age. Cheap and efficient production, the availability of amines needed to make peptide chains, make these molecules a good choice for building shells as environmentally friendly materials.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Highperformance Architecture
Received: 2021/09/29 | Accepted: 2022/01/10 | Published: 2022/01/10

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