Bioarchitecture -- Inspirations From Nature

Eryildiz, Semih; Mezini, Ledita
January 2012
Gazi University Journal of Science;2012, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p263
Academic Journal
Engineers, architects, and artists often refer to nature as a basis. Many engineers find their structural inspiration from plant life, in a spider's web, a piece of coral, a beehive, or in the structural development of animals. Bioarchitecture is a particular moment in which architecture, engineering, and art converge as they are using the same inspirations. By taking a look around, designers can find inspiration everywhere -- particularly in nature. Nature provides us with an amazing array of solutions for many complex problems that we face today -- the quest to learn from nature in this way is "Bioarchitecture or biomimicry", and architecture can benefit from this kind of approach. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. They have found what works, what is appropriate, and most importantly, what lasts here on Earth. Nature can teach us about systems, materials, processes, structures, efficiency and aesthetics (just to name a few). By delving more deeply into how nature solves problems that we experience today, we can extract timely solutions and find new inspirations. This paper deal with Aesthetic as a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the natural environment, which still fill us with a sense of awe and amusement.


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