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Natural Healing with Biophilia

If there’s truth to the adage that we’re all products of our environment, then it makes good sense to ensure the spaces we work in are as conducive …

Unschooling is Education Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry

A few months ago, I began research for an article about biomimicry for <i>Life Learning’s</i> mother magazine <i>Natural Life</i>. As serendipity would have it, …

Biomimicry & The Biomimetic Office Building - Human Spaces

An Interview with Michael Pawlyn, Architect & Author<p>In The Biomimetic Office Building, lighting takes its inspiration from the translucent four-eyed …

Architecture

Biomimicry Basics: How To Innovate Using Nature's Strategies

How To Innovate Using Nature's Strategies<p>×<p>Your Instructor<p>Denise DeLuca, PE<p>Denise is co-founder of <b>Vibrant OS</b>, whose mission is to empower and equip …

Biotechnology

Dreaming big with biomimetics: could future buildings be made with bone and eggshells?

As the world grapples with climate change, we urgently need to find ways of reducing our CO₂ emissions. Sectors which rely heavily on fossil fuels, …

Engineering

Learning from our "biological elders": take a look at this short documentary on "Biomimicry"

Mar 24, '16 1:20 PM EST<p><i>The idea is that perhaps we should be looking at these mentors, at these biological elders. They have figured out how to</i> …

Design in Nature: Biomimicry

Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this video …

Biomimicry

What is biomimicry, anyway?

<i>This article is published in partnership with:</i><p>Let’s play a game. It’s called “Who made it?” and it goes like this: I’ll describe a series of objects, …

Biomimicry

The biological process of natural selection is actually a series of trial-and-error experiments in which organisms evolve to have the form and …

Biomimicry

The Power of the Biomimicry Design Spiral

<b>By Denise DeLuca</b><p>They’re everywhere, hiding deep in your ears, emerging from flower buds, mounding on heads of cauliflower, swirling in river eddies, …

Architects of Invention's Coral Holiday Apartments Design Utilizes Biomimicry to Resemble Coral in Seychelles

Architects of Invention has unveiled their design for the Coral Holiday Apartments, an upscale lifestyle community in Seychelles, an archipelago in …

Biomimicry

Biomimicry Institute announces winners of second food systems Challenge

The winning teams were chosen from a list of 86 submissions from 18 countries, with the projects assessed by 50 judges, including biologists, …

These Radical Ideas Show How Nature Can Inform Sustainable Design

The latest Biomimicry Global Design Challenge winners take their inspiration from the original innovation master.<p>Before humans ever conceived of sustainable design, nature was doing a good job. Plants and animals have evolved to use energy efficiently, to be multi-functional yet balanced, and to …

Sustainability

6 self-contained skyscraper super cities

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Today's architects are imagining the cities of the future as building styles fall in and out of fashion and construction materials evolve. As urban centers get more crowded and polluted, a number of forward-thinking designers are responding with concepts for self-contained super …

beomki lee + suk lee propose green showers for hamburg

<b>beomki lee + suk lee propose green showers for hybrid housing competition in hamburg</b><br>(above) the proposal aims to add a public green space for all the …

Architecture

Spark designs model for Asian retirement communities that double as city farms

<b>World Architecture Festival 2015:</b> architecture firm Spark has unveiled its concept for "the next generation of retirement housing" – a community of …

Singapore's artificial natural paradise

Singapore is one of the most densely-populated states on earth. It's also growing. Through reclamation its landmass has grown by an estimated 24 percent since 1960, with 5 percent (37 square kilometers or 14 square miles) added in the past 15 years alone. This artificial growth is fueled by …

Water Risks are Growing; Here’s a Tool to Help Us Prepare

Changing Planet<p>This map shows annual, seasonal and dry-year depletion for 15,091 watersheds worldwide. The inclusion of seasonal and dry-year depletion estimates increases by 15-fold the number of watersheds experiencing depletion of 75% or more. Source: Kate A. Brauman et al., in Elementa, January …

World Economic Forum

How Will We Live In 2116?

Super-skyscrapers, virtual holidays (involving electrodes stimulating the senses) and Hologram pets may seem like elements of a sci-fi movie, but according to Samsung’s SmartThings Future Living Report, they are likely to exist a century later. Put together by space scientist Dr. Maggie …

3D Printing

Climate change is now affecting how the Earth moves

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that climate change is now affecting the way that the Earth moves. The team found that, as the last century has progressed, the "wobble" that our planet makes as it travels has shifted. A hundred years ago this movement -- called polar …

Future skylines: 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>Rain-making buildings and a bee hive-like tower covered in buzzing drones -- these are the structures that could shape the skylines of the future.<p>Both concepts were submitted to the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which invites young architects and designers from …

CNN

Tower as Trellis: A Plant-Covered High-Rise Reimagines Tropical Buildings

Singapore's 30-Story Oasia Downtown presents a model for greener, more sustainable construction<p>Skilled skyscraper design aims for site-specific solutions and a blueprint that respects the landscape and environment. But the traditional, Western model of glass-and-steel skyscrapers often results in …

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

These solar powered, floating homes could be the future of housing

A staggering 4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels in the next 100 years, according to a Nature Climate Change study.<p>But a floating home could help you continue living safely along a coastline.<p>California-based Terry & Terry Architecture has designed floating concepts that it …

Architecture

3D Printing Could Save Coral Reefs

Warmer waters are sapping reefs of their color and life<p>Coral reefs are enduring the longest and most pervasive bleaching event on record. Warmer waters are cooking coral, sapping reefs of their color and life.<p>Ecologists are scrambling to save coral reefs before it’s too late. The best solution …

Story of cities #future: what will our growing megacities really look like?

Will we live in buildings made out of waste, heavily surveilled smart cities, or maybe floating communities designed to cope with rising sea levels?<p>Amid the much-mythologised graffiti that appeared around Sorbonne University during the French civil unrest in May 1968, one line still stands out as …

westonwilliamson+partners toward a green city TOD

jun 11, 2016<p>westonwilliamson+partners begins TOD campaign with toward a green city<p><b>westonwilliamson+partners begins TOD campaign with toward a green</b> …

Architecture

Are Garden Cities Sustainable?

The Garden City concept has a long and honorable pedigree within urban planning. Analysis of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned community outside of …

Sustainability

Yes, You Can Train Yourself To Be More Creative. Here's How.

People often think that creativity is something you're born with or you're not. "My sister is the creative one in the family; she goes to art school," you might hear an accountant say. Advertising agencies even label their departments as such: project managers deal directly with clients, while …