Posts Tagged ‘biomimicry’

Self-Cleaning Buildings and Other Ideas from Nature

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In the natural environment, every structure and every thing, plays its part in an ecological system that perpetually recycles nutrients and pollution. Why should the human built environment be any different? The idea that buildings, materials and urbanism can actually do something good is a hallmark of current thinking on sustainability. Take for instance, the [...]

Biomimicry: The Sincerest Form of Flattery

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Does Nature need to be reconciled with design? It can be argued that our tendency to separate human action from the natural world stems from a desire to intellectually override biological functions. At one logical extreme, everything i, in which cycles of growth and decay are limited by local resources rather than exploding beyond them, [...]