Dr Aysu   Kuru Lauriola
Casual Academic

Dr Aysu Kuru Lauriola

  • PhD in Built Environment 

  • Master of Science in Sustainable Building Engineering 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Aysu is Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Emergency at the School of Built Environment and CRC for Low Carbon Living. Her background is in Building Engineering and Architecture with specialisation on Sustainability and Facade Technology. Her research experience is defined by transdisciplinary collaboration, bringing experts together from the fields of engineering, design and science. Her expertise involves building performance simulation, performance assessment and implementation of high-performing building envelope systems with a particular interest in environmental responsiveness and biomimetics.

Location
Room 204, Tyree Energy Technologies Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Kuru A; Oldfield P; Bonser S; Fiorito F, 2022, 'Biomimetic adaptive building skins: design and performance', in Rethinking Building Skins, Elsevier, pp. 181 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-822477-9.00018-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Robati M; Oldfield P; Nezhad AA; Carmichael DG; Kuru A, 2021, 'Carbon value engineering: A framework for integrating embodied carbon and cost reduction strategies in building design', Building and Environment, vol. 192, pp. 107620 - 107620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.107620
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kuru A; Oldfield P; Bonser S; Fiorito F, 2021, 'Performance prediction of biomimetic adaptive building skins: Integrating multifunctionality through a novel simulation framework', Solar Energy, vol. 224, pp. 253 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2021.06.012
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kuru A; Oldfield P; Bonser S; Fiorito F, 2020, 'A framework to achieve multifunctionality in biomimetic adaptive building skins', Buildings, vol. 10, pp. 114 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/BUILDINGS10070114
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kimmel L; Barnard M; Kuru A, 2020, '“Open to the public”: Keeping interiors publicly accessible in the context of counter-terrorism guidelines', Archnet-IJAR, vol. 14, pp. 251 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ARCH-08-2019-0189
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kuru A; Oldfield P; Bonser S; Fiorito F, 2019, 'Biomimetic adaptive building skins: Energy and environmental regulation in buildings', Energy and Buildings, vol. 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109544
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Kuru A; Fiorito F; Oldfield P; Bonser S, 2018, 'Multi-functional biomimetic adaptive facades: A case study', in Luible A; Gosztonyi S (ed.), Proceedings of the COST Action TU1403 - Adaptive Facades Network Final Conference: Facade 2018 - Adaptive!, TU Delft Open, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, pp. 241 - 250, presented at Facade 2018 - Adaptive!, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, 26 November 2018 - 27 November 2018, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329196292_Facade_2018_-_Adaptive_Proceedings_of_the_COST_Action_TU1403_Adaptive_Facades_Network_Final_Conference
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kuru A; Fiorito F; Oldfield P; Bonser S, 2018, 'Multi-functional biomimetic adaptive facades: Developing a new framework', in Luible A; Gosztonyi S (ed.), 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,, TU Delft Open, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, pp. 231 - 240, presented at Facade 2018 - Adaptive!, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, 26 November 2018 - 27 November 2018, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329196292_Facade_2018_-_Adaptive_Proceedings_of_the_COST_Action_TU1403_Adaptive_Facades_Network_Final_Conference
    Journal articles | 2021
    Robati M; Oldfield P; Nezhad AA; Carmichael DG; Kuru A, 2021, 'Carbon value engineering: A framework for integrating embodied carbon and cost reduction strategies in building design', Building and Environment, vol. 192, pp. 107620 - 107620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.107620
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kuru A; Oldfield P; Bonser S; Fiorito F, 2021, 'Performance prediction of biomimetic adaptive building skins: Integrating multifunctionality through a novel simulation framework', Solar Energy, vol. 224, pp. 253 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2021.06.012
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kuru A; Oldfield P; Bonser S; Fiorito F, 2020, 'A framework to achieve multifunctionality in biomimetic adaptive building skins', Buildings, vol. 10, pp. 114 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/BUILDINGS10070114
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kimmel L; Barnard M; Kuru A, 2020, '“Open to the public”: Keeping interiors publicly accessible in the context of counter-terrorism guidelines', Archnet-IJAR, vol. 14, pp. 251 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ARCH-08-2019-0189
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kuru A; Oldfield P; Bonser S; Fiorito F, 2019, 'Biomimetic adaptive building skins: Energy and environmental regulation in buildings', Energy and Buildings, vol. 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109544

Awards

  • PhD Publication Award

  • 1st Prize and People`s Choice Award in UNSW 2018 3 Minute Thesis Competition 

  • Postgraduate Research Support Travel Grant 

  • High School Exam Achievement 2% Percentile Rank in 2,5 million participants

Grants

  • Higher Degree Research Support Funding

  • HPA Research Cluster Website Enhancement 

  • Research Seminar Course Enhancement 

  • Wightman Bequest PhD Top-Up Scholarship 

  • Full Scholarship in Undergraduate Degree studies

  • Full Scholarship in Primary School studies 

Media

Aysu's current research activities are oriented to:

  • Design and technical development of biomimetic adaptive façades
  • Thermal and visual comfort analyses of advanced envelope systems
  • Building energy modelling and performance assessment 

Representative at the following committees:

  • UNSW Built Environment Faculty Board
  • UNSW BE Research Committee
  • UNSW BE Health and Safety Committee
  • UNSW BE Higher Degree Research Cohort

Member of:

  • Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, Affiliate Licensed Architect, Registration #48047
  • The Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
  • International Building Performance Simulation Association Australiasia (IBPSA) 
  • Green Building Council Australia (GBCA)
  • Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA)
  • Sustainable Built Environments Conference Sydney 2016 Postgraduate Student Co-Chair and Scientific Committee Member
  • UNSW BE High-Performance Architecture Research Cluster

In Master of Architecture:

  • Major Design Studio - ARCH7202 
  • High Performance Building Systems - ARCH7213
  • Architectural Environment and Building Services - ARCH7809
  • Architecture and Urbanism in Asia - ARCH7220

In Bachelor of Architectural Studies:

  • Architectural Design Studio 3 – ARCH1201 
  • Building Environment 1 - ARCH1161
  • Building Environment 2 - ARCH1361

In Construction and Property Management:

  • Building Services - BLGD2011

In Faculty Interdisciplinary courses:

  • Creating Value for the Built Environment - BEIL0010