Biomimicry in architecture

It is the thesis of permabusiness that by working with nature’s patterns we will not only create a system is less bad than the one we have today, but actually create one that is better.

Biomimicry (copying nature) is clearly part of that and this book review predicts that biomimicry in architecture “will produce not only radically more efficient and effective structures, with great savings on material and energy costs, but also stunningly beautiful buildings that will instigate the ‘Bilbao effect’ wherever they are located.”

“Many current approaches to environmentally sustainable architecture are based on mitigation. The suggestion from the examples collected in this book is that it is possible to go further than this, and for some buildings to be regenerative… The intention is therefore to transcend the mimicking of natural forms and attempt to understand the principles that lie behind those forms and systems.”

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