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Biomimicry in Architecture [Paperback]

Michael Pawlyn
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1 Sep 2011

In the search 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 we can now apply beneficially to modern green design.

Aimed at architects, urban designers and product designers, Biomimicry in Architecture looks to the natural world to seek clues as to how we can achieve radical increases in resource efficiency. Packed with inspiring case studies predicting future trends, the principal chapters look in turn at: structural efficiency; material manufacture; zero-waste systems; water; energy generation; the thermal environment; and biomimetic products.

Together, it is an amazing sourcebook of extraordinary design solutions to equip us for the challenges of building a sustainable and restorative future.


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing; Reprint edition (1 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859463754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859463758
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 18.5 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 8 Mar 2013
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Perfect just what i wanted. Really helped me to understand biomimicry. Michael Pawlyn really has some great ideas for future design and examples of biomimicry used in past designs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating book, fascinating topic 10 Feb 2014
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Excellent presentation. The book is not long, but very clearly, compellingly presented. A stimulating meld of inspiration and practical application.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 10 Jan 2014
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I asked my employer to get this book so I could rad it and it was absolutely fantastic. This is the way things will be made in future - loads of great case studies esp like the caviar one!

If you are in the field of sustainability/design or construction read it!

Only problem now is I left my employer and need it on kindle!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Observing nature 30 Dec 2013
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Incredible book about observing and imitating nature in order to come to better and more sustainable solutions. For professionals and drimers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring!! 21 Mar 2012
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Michael Pawlyn managed to inspire me to look deeper into the world of bio-mimetic architecture through his fascinating examples of how sustainable design can be achieved and how the world itself can be shaped. I would recommend this book to everyone even if they have no interest in the subject. After reading anyone will come away with the feeling of how can I make it better. I really wish the book could have been longer so I could have read longer ended up reading it in one sitting. could not help myself.
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