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Biomimicry in Architecture: 2nd edition
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
Date Published: Sep 2016
Stock Code: 85945
Total votes: 5
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.
This book furthers the debate on new sustainability thinking in the built environment by bringing together a selection of contributions from...
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The construction industry operates within a linear economy of make, use, dispose. Buildings are stripped out and torn down with astonishing...
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Dame Ellen MacArthur
In this remarkable book, Michael Pawlyn makes the case for placing buildings and architecture at the heart of a bio inspired and biomimetic future. It’s more than this, however. A book of principles and action for the 21st century, it's an example of the new lens: a systemic way of seeing which has the potential to enable transition to a world which is regenerative, accessible to all and abundant.
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