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Bio mimicry – Nature’s catalyst for Architecture Sustainability

Bio mimicry – Nature’s catalyst for Architecture Sustainability

Biomimicry (from the Greek bios, "life," and mimesis, "to copy") is a modelling discipline that seeks long-term solutions by imitating Nature's tried-and-true patterns and techniques. Large quantities of pollution, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions are linked to the places people have
created for themselves, and the built environment is frequently held responsible for global, financial,
and societal ills. The capacity to simulate life as well as the dynamic connections between live species
that build up environments are both easily available. Humans, as well as prospective human
ecosystems that might be intertwined with environments, will benefit from this example. Human
habitats are responsible for significant amounts of trash, oil consumption, and greenhouse gas
emissions, and the built environment is constantly held accountable for global, environmental, and
social issues. Simulating life and the intricate interactions between living species that build up
ecosystems are both possible. This situation would teach humans, and the prospect of human settings
that are mutually beneficially interwoven with the habitats of other animals is exciting. It's a creative
practice that encourages the transfer of ideas, values, and practices derived from the living
environment, with the goal of reducing pollution. The biological qualities of natural life are imbued
into the constructed environment using this approach. Nature's diversity means there are many
possibilities to learn from it. Buildings already consume 40% of worldwide power, and by the end of
the decade, it is expected that 60% of the world's population would be housed in buildings in cities
with populations of more than one million. Furthermore, the worldwide power market is expected to
grow by more than 30%. Architects and other practitioners are experimenting with a variety of
passive and active techniques to transitioning from non-renewable to renewable energy in order to
meet the essential energy demands while minimising environmental damage. Learning from nature for
design inspiration would have an impact on initiatives for a sustainable and creative society in the
twenty-first century, when all constructions must have zero environmental effect to provide optimum

Biomimicry uses an ecological criterion to assess the validity and long-term viability of our
technology. This integrative approach is founded on the notion that throughout its 3.8 billion-year
history, evolution has already addressed a myriad of issues. Nature serves as a mentor, teaching
students the fundamentals of environmentally oriented design as well as the language associated with
it . It's a fast growing subject of architecture and engineering in which entire systems are simulated
using a modelling framework. This is because it has the ability to promote creative thinking and the
development of ecologically beneficial innovations. It ushers in a new era in which we place greater
emphasis on what we can learn from nature rather than what we can obtain from it. Biomimicry is
capable of encouraging the paradigm change in creative and problem-based learning that is required
for education to become more sustainable, which is unsurprising.


Prof. Kavita Nagpal
School of Architecture and Planning
Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth

April 12, 2023

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