Biomimicry in Architecture

Author(s): Michael Pawlyn

Architecture & Design

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.


For architects, urban designers and product designers, this new edition of Biomimicry in Architecturelooks 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 Architectureis a must-read for anyone preparing for the challenges of building a sustainable and restorative future.

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General Fields

  • : 9781859466285
  • : RIBA Publications
  • : RIBA Publications
  • : October 2016
  • : 1.1 Centimeters X 18.9 Centimeters X 24.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Pawlyn
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 176