biomimicron

The book of the mimicry of the living


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Solid foundation – This trees roots have grown into an I-beam

Biomimicry is the process of learning from nature, but what about nature evolving something we already knew?

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‘The base of large trees inspired the buttresses of large buildings and cathedrals’, is a familiar, though as far as I can tell anecdotal, idea. It’s easy to see the parallels though. A large sweeping structure, supporting a tall, vertical object. When researchers began to look a little deeper though, other similarities between trees and buildings were discovered.

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AMAZING NEW SKYSCRAPER HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SQUID! Bio-mythology, the sequel.

This story about the ‘Squid-inspired’ skyscraper has been in the news recently (well, the biomimetic news). “It’s a skyscraper, but its’s a squid too!”, “It won the architizer A+ competition”, “Biomimicry #YOLO” but please, can we just… not?1723e502a27b316085f41f0f38042c3c598292f63e69ebb4b7c937ee0b7421e3 Continue reading