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The curious case of biomimicry

Bios means life, and mimesis is to imitate. Coined by an American academic and inventor, Otto Schmitt. Bio mimicry in architecture and design is ...

Going Green - Green Architecture

Building and construction have a great effect on the environment. In the United States, buildings alone account for 40-49% energy consumption, 25% of ...

Let’s Design a Green Blueprint for Green Tomorrow...

With the advancement in technology and software, it is possible now to evaluate the energy performance of a building at early stage of building ...

Green Building for Residential Design

Green building, green architecture or sustainable architecture is a design and construction practice that is sensitive towards the environment. Green ...

Architecture Industry: A Hidden Culprit to Global Warming

Contrary to this belief that transportation industry is largely responsible for climate change and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, buildings are the ...

Fighting the Wind – How We Contribute to Natural Disasters

We build our houses as boxes, primarily rectangular boxes of varying sizes and shapes. But boxes have lousy geometry when it comes to shedding wind ...

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  • The Red Square at Superkilen Public Park at Copenhagen, Denmark Superkilen is an urban space designed by arts group, Superflex with Bjarke Ingles Group and Topotek 1. Color has been used to divide zones into the black market, the green zone and the red square. The Red Square functions as a recreational space for visitors and residents of Copenhagen and its suburbs.

  • Cloud Gate, AT&T Plaza, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois Designed by Indian-American artist, Anish Kapoor and nicknamed 'The Bean', it is inspired by liquid mercury with a surface that reflects and contorts the city's skyline. Its underside is a concave chamber sculpted to wrap multiple reflections of subjects standing below.

  • BUGA Wood Pavilion, Heilbronn, Germany A new digital timber construction, pavilion's segmented wood shell is bio mimicked from the principles found in the plate skeleton of sea urchins, as studied by its designers, Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart. The expressive doubly curved geometry of its shell works as a form active structure with minimal and lightweight building elements.

  • National Museum of Roman Art, Mérida, Spain Arches have long been used to mark the greatest achievements of Roman civilization. Fifteen hundred years after the Fall of Rome, Rafael Moneo in 1986 gave a modern touch to this ancient structure with soaring arcades of simple, semi-circular arches that merged historicity and contemporary design, creating a striking yet sensitive point of entry to the remains of one of the Roman Empire's greatest cities.