Photo Issue 2011: Jeanne Gang At Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo
Jeanne Gang designed the Nature Boardwalk at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo: “It’s a hyper-urban site, and yet it provides a space for a natural habitat.”
Sou Fujimoto-Led Team Designs Tree-Inspired Housing Tower for Montpellier
First Prize, La Folie architecturale de Richter, Built by Sou Fujimoto Architects,Nicolas Laisné Associés,Manal Rachdi Oxo architects in Montpellier, France with surface 10225.0. Images by RSI-studio. The City of Montpellier has chosen Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné Associés and Manal Rachdi Oxo architects’ ...
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New Silent Wind Tree Turbines Make Energy Production Beautiful
A new wind turbine technology called Wind Tree makes wind power in urban locations aesthetically pleasing, efficient and much quieter than other turbines.
Naturally Ventilated Ng Teng Fong General Hospital - eVolo | Architecture Magazine
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Incredibly Leaf-Like: 12 Bio-Inspired Plant-Based Designs - WebEcoist
Sometimes, nature can influence design in the most unexpected ways. Would you ever think of looking to a calla lily for an ultra-efficient impeller design, or a mangrove tree ecosystem for a futuristic set of skyscrapers? These 12 biomimetic designs and concepts apply biological aspects of flowers, lily pads, leaves
Brilliant Cement Making Technology Mimics Coral While Removing CO2 From the Atmosphere
Stanford professor Brent Constanz has developed a technology that mimics how coral produces its skeleton to create a substitute for concrete that actually sequesters CO2.
Jeanine Benyus, Biomimicry
Janine Benyus is a life sciences writer and author of six books, including her latest -- Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In Biomimicry, she names an emerging science that seeks sustainable solutions by mimicking nature's designs and processes (e.g., solar cells that mimic leaves, agriculture that looks like a prairie, business that runs like a redwood forest). More Pop!Tech art by Peter Durand of Alphachimp Studio Inc. at: www.alphachimp.com/poptech-art/
A prototype for a Breathing Skin designed by Neri Oxman who teaches at the MIT Media Lab. It's made from polyurethane and machined wax. The material is made in continuous tiles and changes in areas to let in light heat, or to achieve structural support. #material #design #MIT #medialab #design #surface #biomimicry #science #advanced #texture
BIOMIMETIC ARCHITECTURE: Green Building in Zimbabwe Modeled After Termite Mounds
The Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, is a shining example of biomimicry. This naturally cooled green building, designed by architect Mick Pearce, models its ventilation system on the cooling system used by African termites in their giant mounds.
Biomimicry in Qatar - Shape of a cactus, providing shade to parts of the plant that need it most. This building is designed to "self-shade" decreasing the need for AC
This Tree-Shaped Farm-On-A-Skyscraper Could Bring Acres Of Crops Into The City
Designed like a giant tree, the Urban Skyfarm is covered in leaf-like decks that provide space for real trees to grow.