Biomimicry

Biological examples will form the base scientific research for the workshop with students working in unit- type groups who will study examples in nature and extract principles that can have practical application in material and building systems. The precedents will include the following;

Bird skulls

Rook_(Corvus_frugilegus)_skull_at_the_Royal_Veterinary_College_anatomy_museum

Cuttle Fish

Cuttlefish

 

Abalone

Abalone_at_California_Academy_of_Sciences

Glass Sponge

Glass Sponge_Animals_SignsStructuresEtc_AnimalProducts_00063

Gigant Amazon Water Lily

Giant Amazon Water Lilly_01

Paper Nautilus Shell

Paper Nautilus Shell

Prosobranchia Mollusc Shell

Prosobranchia Mollusc Shell