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Biomimicry in Architecture

Author/EditorPawlyn , Michael (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859466285
Pub Date01/09/2016
BindingPaperback
Pages176
Edition2nd New ed
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 189(w)
Biomimicry in Architecture is a comprehensive guide to how the natural world can be a source of inspiration for architects and designers alike. Topics covered include structures, materials, waste, water, thermal control, light and energy.
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When searching for genuinely sustainable building design and technology - designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly restorative - we often find that nature got there first. Over 3.5 billion years of natural history have evolved innumerable examples of forms, systems, and processes that can be applied to modern green design.
Aimed at architects, urban designers and product designers, this new edition of Biomimicry in Architecture looks to the natural world to achieve radical increases in resource efficiency. Packed with case studies predicting future trends, this edition also contains updated and expanded chapters on structures, materials, waste, water, thermal control and energy, as well as an all-new chapter on light.
An amazing sourcebook of extraordinary design solutions, Biomimicry in Architecture is a must-read for anyone preparing for the challenges of building a sustainable and restorative future.

When searching for genuinely sustainable building design and technology - designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly restorative - we often find that nature got there first. Over 3.5 billion years of natural history have evolved innumerable examples of forms, systems, and processes that can be applied to modern green design.
Aimed at architects, urban designers and product designers, this new edition of Biomimicry in Architecture looks to the natural world to achieve radical increases in resource efficiency. Packed with case studies predicting future trends, this edition also contains updated and expanded chapters on structures, materials, waste, water, thermal control and energy, as well as an all-new chapter on light.
An amazing sourcebook of extraordinary design solutions, Biomimicry in Architecture is a must-read for anyone preparing for the challenges of building a sustainable and restorative future.

Michael Pawlyn is an architect, the founding director of Exploration Architecture Ltd., and has a well-earned reputation as a pioneer of biomimicry. Before setting up his own practice he worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that radically re-invented horticultural architecture for the Eden Project. He lectures widely on the subject of sustainable design and his talk on TED.com has been viewed over 1.3 million times.

Introduction Chapter 1: How could we build more efficient structures? Chapter 2: How will we manufacture materials? Chapter 3: How will we produce our energy? Chapter 4: How will we get fresh water? Chapter 5: How will we create zero-waste systems? Chapter 6: How will we control our thermal environment? Chapter 7: How will we gather and distribute light? Synthesis

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