Posts tagged "Biomimicry"

Bringing the Classroom to Life! This Applies to Architecture not just Economics

I watched this TEDxFindhorn talk by Jonathan Dawson recently and thought of how theses themes totally should apply to the architectural education as well. Loved it …
Second Nature 'The Biomimicry Evolution' Trailer

Second Nature ‘The Biomimicry Evolution’ Trailer

Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution explores the emerging discipline of biomimicry, the science of emulating nature’s best ideas to solve human problems. Set in the wilds of South Africa, the film follows biologist, author, and Time magazine “Hero of the Environment” Janine Benyus and the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute team as they illustrate how organisms in...

CornellCast: Biology, Biomimetics, and Buildings

Richard Bonser of the School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University gives a presentation at the 2012 Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design, “Sustaining Sustainability: Alternative Approaches in Urban Ecology and Architecture,” February 4, 2012. The symposium was organized jointly by the Cornell University Department of Architecture and the Oslo School of...
Michael Pawlyn at TED: Using Nature's Genius in Architecture

Michael Pawlyn at TED: Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture

How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from...

What would Nature do?

How could a butterfly inspire your next design? Opening keynote Janine Benyus presented the Biomimicry Institute’s new initiative www.AskNature.org at Living Future 09. AskNature is a searchable database of thousands of Nature’s best strategies and ideas–a valuable resource for applying biomimicry to building designs and strategies.

Sustainable Design Ideas from Nature

With 3.8 billion years of research and development on its side, nature has already solved problems that human designers and engineers still struggle with. In this inspiring talk at TED 2005, Janine Benyus provides fascinating examples of biomimicry — the way humans mimic nature in the products we build and the systems we implement. And...