Biomimicry: Innovation in Architecture Inspired by NatureInstructors(s)
This seminar takes inspiration from the animal world and, through the analysis and understanding of specific examples such as spider webs, termites, polar bears, bees, birds, etc., translates the learned principles to the built environment. The class positions the question of how the environment interferes with the behavior and physiological evolution of animals and human constructions by learning lessons from the analysis and observation of the animal world. Today, we design and engineer dynamic systems to mediate the interaction between man and nature. This course illustrates how, by learning from nature, we can greatly enhance our design abilities and interference with the environment in a more sophisticated and less invasive way, creating a more sustainable form of living.