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Student Ammo Liao looked at how nature handles materials, and used this mindset to create Bio-Knit shoes, which can go right into the recycling bin.
As a design concept, biomimicry has been applied to everything from solar cells to air conditioning to the efficiency of web servers. Given those examples, as well as others you might run across, it’s easy to think of this concept primarily in technical terms: biomimicry’s about getting things to perform as efficiently as their counterparts […]
A biologist by training, Janice is a passionate proponent of using nature’s wisdom, based on billions of years of refinement, to discover “nonpolluting, energy-efficient manufacturing technologies” that can be applied to provide elegant design solutions for commercial enterprises.
Inspired by the diverse kingdom also known as our biosphere, researchers are developing a new way to efficiently meet the demands of web users. The inspiration is derived from a very intricate yet communicative dance that honeybees do when they’ve found a hot spot of premium nectar. Since these bees have no central commander and […]
Add this biomimetic project to the board! Architect, Mick Pierce and engineers at Arup Associates successfully took inspiration from nature when designing the heating and cooling system of the Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, the country’s largest office and shopping complex. Where did they get this inspiration? African Termites! If you’ve ever seen a termite […]