An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about biomimicry

Projet • By superspaceParcs/jardins


the world's temperature is a few decades away from turning our lives into misery.we are already facing the consequences of concrete jungles and deforestation in urban areas. it is not a solution to run away!do we still have the chance to save the world? or is it too late?   cities are getting warmer day by day. The effects of urban heat islands will probably be equivalent to about half the warming caused by climate change by the year 2050 which is assumed to affect about two-thirds of the world population that lives in urban areas. An easy solution like planting a tree for shade is not as simple as it seems. The Emirate’s water resources are also under 'extreme stress' which has depleted over recent decades due to economic... En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 22 janv. 2021

Structural work on Sou Fujimoto’s Hungarian House of Music is completed

In the designs for the highly anticipated House of Hungarian Music project Sou Fujimoto aims to dissolve the boundaries between the building and the Városliget park surrounding it. The key element is a large floating canopy structure punctured with holes that represents sound waves.  Liget Budapest Project The voids function as light wells to flood the interiors with natural light in the same way as the foliage of trees. The park gradually changes into a big floating roof that Sou Fujimoto describes as an “architectural forest”. Liget Budapest Project Sou Fujimoto adds lightness and transparency to the building in some places by implementing 12 metres high glass walls. The walls are made up out of 94 cust... En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 30 juin 2020

Biomimicry informs the solar sensor-based façade of this intelligent, adaptable family home

Hive is a private residence in Gujarat, India designed by Openideas Architects as an intelligent, adaptable, and sustainable family home. Its architecture features a solar sensor-based façade inspired by hexagonal structural patterns found in nature such as honeycombs and carbon crystals.  Hexagonal solar sensor-based façade - click on image for detailed drawing This unique façade design is based on structural strength, transformability, and concepts of biomimicry. Casting patterns that change with the path of the sun, the unique opening mechanism of the façade responds to light exposure and thermal comfort levels within the house.  Yash Parekh, Fabien Charuau The building form itself was al... En savoir plus

Projet • By Ant StudioPavillons


The dynamism of Contemporary Architecture and its postulates keep facing numerous amendments in terms of new techniques, materials, and ways of construction. Parametricism or Parametric Architecture is one such style that emerged out of advanced ideas of computation and digital animation techniques, moulded into the built world.   With the help of this mechanism, today designers can choose to recreate any form that seems relevant. However, the primary concern at hand, is whether these can be manifested to address pertinent global issues related to the environment, climatic changes and animal abuse.   We at Ant Studio, have always endeavoured to create designs that generate a conversation by blending such avant-garde processes... En savoir plus

Projet • By DP ArchitectsExpositions

Rhizome House

As the only selected Asian and Singaporean finalist entry, DP Architects’ “Rhizome House” design was handpicked to be one of 14 lighting installations built for the Illuminade route of the prestigious Amsterdam Light Festival.The light structure was on display to an estimated 1 million visitors from December 15 2016 – 8 January 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.“Rhizome House” was chosen from 500 submissions worldwide in two categories impacting the water-based Water Colors route and land-based Illuminade route of the festival. Sited at the Hermitage Dock, one of the premier locations along the walkable Illuminade route, the “Rhizome House” light installation was highly visible due to its proximity to the canal, making it observable from t... En savoir plus

Projet • By RAUBureaux

Triodos Bank

L'environnement naturel du domaine a été pris en compte lors du développement du nouveau bureau. La conception et la construction sont axées sur les principes de la nature et du biomimétisme. L'architecture biomimétique cherche des solutions de durabilité dans la nature en suivant son ensemble de principes et en l'utilisant comme modèle, en s'inspirant des conceptions et des processus naturels. La hauteur des bâtiments a été ajustée pour rester en dessous de la limite des arbres. Les itinéraires de vol des chauves-souris ont été respectés, et un plan d'éclairage spécial a été élaboré pour &... En savoir plus

Projet • By Vincent Callebaut ArchitecturesCathédrales

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Une Forêt Gothique & Biomimétique Pour La Cathedrale la cathédrale Notre-Dame qui veille depuis le début de sa construction il y huit siècles sur la culture chrétienne et occidentale a failli périrdans l’incendie historiquequi enflamma ses combles sous nos yeux sidérés. Reflétant la splendeur toute spirituelle de notre patrimoine tant matériel que sacré, cette sublime dame a sans doute tenu à nous rappeler la fragilité de notre vie et de notre civilisation.Réveillant nos impressions de dystopie, cet incendie est rentré en résonnance avec la crise identitaire que doit surmonter l’Eglise et avec la crise environnementale que nous traversons au travers du dérèglement climatique.Penser la reconstruction de Notre-Dame pose la question d... En savoir plus

Projet • By Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA)Installations de recherche

Denver Botanic Gardens Science Pyramid

The Botanic Gardens' new 5,258-square-foot Science Pyramid's iconic design reflects a blend of progressive design, sustainable technologies and biomimetic principles that mirror the building's purpose—the advancement of science. Intended to showcase the fascinating research being done at the Gardens on contemporary botanic and environmental issues as well as topics like the global steppe climates, the new space will empower visitors to become citizen scientists and do their part as ambassadors for global conservation as a part of the Gardens' broader mission. Various projects conducted under the Gardens' Center for Global Initiatives will also be featured.Client: Denver Botanic Gardens (Brian Vogt, CEO) Green inside and out, Denver Botanic... En savoir plus

Projet • By Vaillo + IrigarayInstallations de recherche


BIO-MIMICRY Y BIO-TIPES The camel, the polar bear and the leaf: the project aims to link with the content of the program: Bio-Medical Research, through the implementation of the biomimicry (adaptation of biological systems and human devices) in the process of generation architecture They take these three bio-reference types to achieve similar adaptive systems .The camel as a paradigm for functional section Defense from extreme climate conditions causes the occurrence of bumps as stockpiling ( water, food, fat…) As well as the camel’s anatomy expands towards his function requires (in other kind of animal it would become a functional deformation-malformation) in this building bumps and hollows are generated were required by the function: with... En savoir plus

Projet • By Tonkin LiuSculptures

Shell Lace Stent prototype

Tonkin Liu Architects design ground-breaking medical deviceLondon-based architects Tonkin Liu are taking their expertise beyond architecture with the invention of an innovative new medical device.The practice, founded by partners Anna Liu and Mike Tonkin, have created a prototype stent for use in the trachea (windpipe). The stent is a new type of Shell Lace Structure – the practice’s signature single-surface structural technology designed and developed through a decade of research for architectural and engineering applications.Tonkin Liu’s novel Shell Lace Structure uses biomimicry to abstract principles from natural structures such as molluscs and plants. Working with engineers Arup and scientists from the Natural History Museum, the pract... En savoir plus

Projet • By ArchiBloxMaisons privées

Blackburn House

This family home is nestled amongst the gums, cantilevering dramatically over the sloped site so it feels more like a treehouse than a regular home. With views from the site cascading down the hill towards Gardiners Creek Reserve in Melbourne’s Blackburn, this modular home crafted by ArchiBlox harmoniously embraces the natural context of the surrounds whilst maximising the sustainable orientation of the site. Separated into two wings to maximise the views, both forms cantilever dramatically over their lower edges sitting above the natural ground level. The living area wing is elevated and sits proudly over a rocky native garden giving privacy to the living spaces within. Jutting past the adjoining bedroom wing with massive windows wr... En savoir plus

Projet • By Vali HomesMaisons privées

Loma Linda 2

Loma Linda 2, the second home from Arizona-based VALI Homes, combines timeless design details, modern construction and energy saving technology that goes beyond what would be needed for LEED Platinum certification. The single-family home, located in the historic Loma Linda district of Downtown Phoenix, is constructed next to the first Vali home on the same infill lot. VALI continues to perfect its cost-effective green building techniques in its second home utilizinginsulation and passive house designto keep this home beyond energy efficient – allowing it to create more energy than it consumes. The east and west exposure of the home is limitedwhile a stylish 4-foot overhang shades the southern exposure. Biomimicry one-inch thick custom st... En savoir plus

Projet • By Architects of InventionHôtels

Coral Holiday Apartments

The project implies construction of an upscale lifestyle community comprised of a professionally serviced apartment complex, located on the reclaimed part of the main island of Seychelles – Sailwin. The project includes advanced infrastructure: spa-complex, several restaurants and a club-house with a pool and a private marina. Project site has a direct access to the beach. Concept – biomimicry - Coral This is a new type of a biomimetic architecture that seeks solutions for sustainability in nature, not by replicating natural forms, but by understanding the rules governing those forms – it follows a set of principles of combination of unit through a script translated into a form. It takes its beginning in the examination of a coral, its... En savoir plus

Projet • By Institute for Computational DesignPavillons

Elytra Filament Pavilion

V&A reveals new installation fabricated by a robot for first ever Engineering Season Today, the V&A marks the start of its Engineering Season with the unveiling of the new installation, Elytra Filament Pavilion. The pavilion is the outcome of four years of ground-breaking research on the integration of architecture, engineering and biomimicry principles. The project explores how biological fibre systems can be transferred to architecture. The 200m² pavilion structure is inspired by lightweight construction principles found in nature – the fibrous structures of the forewing shells of flying beetles known as elytra. Elytra’s components have been fabricated by a robot at the University of Stuttgart and assembled on site in the V&A’s John M... En savoir plus

Projet • By AHRBureaux

Abu Dhabi Investment Council New Headquarters - Al Bahr Towers

The design concept for AHR’s innovative competition winning design is derived from an algorithmic composition, informed by Islamic principles of design, that has been supplemented by the application of a dynamic translucent ‘mashrabiya’ which opens and closes in response to the movement of the sun, reducing solar gain on the building facade by up to 50%. The resulting composition seeks to create a building which is both culturally and environmentally responsive, reflecting the aspirations of the brief while also respecting the emergent Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan. The building has been designed as LEED Silver and was completed in September 2013. Brief The project brief required two 25-storey towers to create an outstanding landmark building tha... En savoir plus