Such designs represent nature’s work, which has evolved over a “3.8 billion year period.” Nature’s creations are carefully articulated in order to fit in with their context, and to optimize their need for energy and material.
It is likely that the answers to most of our design questions lie amid the surrounding organic fabric.
The thesis is in three parts: De ning biomimicry, Designing with biomimicry, and Case studies.
In addition to the three parts, a summary with final thoughts will be given at the end.
These processes have been around for decades but only recently has their true potential begun to emerge.
The question is, can we take the philosophy behind natures living organisms and use them to aid in the development of mankind? This thesis will explore the natural processes found in two specific organisms, the Human Body and the Namaqua Chameleon.In this thesis, biomimicry is de ned as mimicking nature by understanding and learning from the processes, materials, structures and systems found in nature, and utilising the results in comparable man-made designs, applications, methods or procedures to achieve more sustainable solutions to any given problem.Biomimetics is a direct predecessor of architectural biomimicry, and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably.Biomimicry is an applied science that examines nature, its models, systems, processes, and elements to emulate or take inspiration from, in order to solve human problems.By delving more deeply into the application of biomimicry and how nature solves problems that are experienced today, we will be able to extract timely solutions from it and to build a more sustainable environment.Architecture imitates nature’s functions, forms, and parts in order to solve the problems of sustainability, efficiency, strength, durability and more.Nature displays its solutions to these problems through endless examples, which appear everywhere on this planet.It is intended for this building to relate to both Massachusetts General Hospital and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.This project displays how Biomimicry can be used as an integrative architectural design component in order to achieve complete unity between the building, the users, and the environment.This is done through a literary study and the analysis of chosen case examples.The case examples showcase the use of biomimicry in the design of building envelope solutions that respond to the changes in the environment by emulating different adaptive strategies found in plants.