Biomimetics in Architectural Design

In a brief review of aspects of biology relevant to architectural design, a number of biological organisms are considered, delivering design ideas for the improvement of tree structures in the Sagrada Familia; better insulation (ideas from penguin feathers and birds’ nests) and cooling of buildings in a hot climate; light but stiff floor plates (derived from the morphology of cuttlebone); supply of fluid through a branching system of pipes and a better fire extinguisher using ideas from the spray mechanism of the bombardier beetle.

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Read also: Biomimicry in Architecture

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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