Weekly Architecture Fix, Vol. 12 | Biomimicry

We’re still here for you, even while social distancing


We’ve so enjoyed exploring various topics in architecture with you through these weekly emails. Behind the scenes, we’ve been developing new programming, which we’re excited to present to you soon. Thus, this will be our final Weekly Architecture Fix communication.

We’re concluding with a feature on Biomimicry, which many consider to be the future of design. Autodesk defines biomimicry in architecture as “the practice of designing buildings that simulate or co-opt processes that occur in nature.” There’s much to explore on this topic – we hope you enjoy the selection.

Warm regards,
DAF Team

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Feature: Biomimicry – Resources from the world wide web

“Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature. In a society accustomed to dominating or ‘improving’ nature, this respectful imitation is a radically new approach, a revolution really. Unlike the Industrial Revolution, the Biomimicry Revolution introduces an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her.” – Janine Benyus




  • Biomimicry in Architecture by Michael Pawlyn
  • Material Ecology by Neri Oxman
  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus
  • Biomimicry articles from Dezeen
  • Biomimicry articles from ArchDaily

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