Biomimicry in Architecture

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  • Biomimicry is an emerging field in architecture and design that seeks to create innovative solutions through the abstraction and transfer of insight from biological models. This thesis project uses one the most prominent techniques in this field, process based biomimicry, to design a primary education building in Ottawa with a biomimetic adaptive façade module and interior interactive components. Using plants as biological role models to inspire the design, the project shows how biomimicry can be used to create multipurpose solutions specific to the Canadian climate. Additionally, the project demonstrates that biomimicry may be used not only to enhance technical parameters of building performance, but also to enrich the occupants' experience by targeting the qualitative aspects of design.

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  • 2022


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