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biomimicryinnovation inspired by nature
the conscious emulation   of nature’s genius
3.85 billion years  of experience       x  30-100 million     species       =Well-adapted   design
we are nature
how will we bridge    the gap?
biomimics at work
form   process   ecosystem
quiet our cleverness
“Humans will be truly sustainable …
…when our cities are functionally indistinguishable from our forests.”                                                    ...
Vancouver BC Local Champion:                              Bull-head kelp, Macrocystis neriocystis(edible kelp, bull kelp, ...
Vancouver BC Local Champion:                              Bull-head kelp, Macrocystis neriocystis(edible kelp, bull kelp, ...
Living Building Challenge SITEBiomimicry Design Principle:• Feedback loops in the horizontal and  vertical planes
Living Building Challenge WATERBiomimicry Design Principle:• Engage environment to manage  water flows and create habitat•...
Living Building Challenge ENERGYBiomimicry Design Principle:• Resilience through decentralized on-  site energy production...
Living Building Challenge HEALTHBiomimicry Design Principle:• Create conditions conducive to life• Beyond surviving - thri...
Living Building Challenge MATERIALSBiomimicry Design Principle:• Simple, common building blocks• Break down into benign co...
Living Building Challenge EQUITYBiomimicry Design Principle:• Life on Earth is interconnected and  interdependent     • Ri...
Living Building Challenge BEAUTYBiomimicry Design Principle:• Beauty as a ‘well-adapted design’ indicator• Evolve to thriv...
“Each    species is amasterpiece…”        E.O. Wilson
ENERGY                                HEALTHWATER                • Resilience         MATERIALS        • Create• Engage   ...
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Presentation by Erin Leitch of the Biomimicry Group.

For Design Nerd Jam 5.5: Biomimicry + Living Buildings, April 28, 2011 @the HiVE.

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  1. 1. biomimicryinnovation inspired by nature
  2. 2. the conscious emulation of nature’s genius
  3. 3. 3.85 billion years of experience x 30-100 million species =Well-adapted design
  4. 4. we are nature
  5. 5. how will we bridge the gap?
  6. 6. biomimics at work
  7. 7. form process ecosystem
  8. 8. quiet our cleverness
  9. 9. “Humans will be truly sustainable …
  10. 10. …when our cities are functionally indistinguishable from our forests.” -Janine Benyus
  11. 11. Vancouver BC Local Champion: Bull-head kelp, Macrocystis neriocystis(edible kelp, bull kelp, bullwhip kelp, ribbon kelp, giant kelp, bladder wrack)
  12. 12. Vancouver BC Local Champion: Bull-head kelp, Macrocystis neriocystis(edible kelp, bull kelp, bullwhip kelp, ribbon kelp, giant kelp, bladder wrack)
  13. 13. Living Building Challenge SITEBiomimicry Design Principle:• Feedback loops in the horizontal and vertical planes
  14. 14. Living Building Challenge WATERBiomimicry Design Principle:• Engage environment to manage water flows and create habitat• Multi-functional surfaces – water, nutrients, energy production
  15. 15. Living Building Challenge ENERGYBiomimicry Design Principle:• Resilience through decentralized on- site energy production• Fit form to function
  16. 16. Living Building Challenge HEALTHBiomimicry Design Principle:• Create conditions conducive to life• Beyond surviving - thriving
  17. 17. Living Building Challenge MATERIALSBiomimicry Design Principle:• Simple, common building blocks• Break down into benign constituents – waste = nutrients and habitat
  18. 18. Living Building Challenge EQUITYBiomimicry Design Principle:• Life on Earth is interconnected and interdependent • Rights to nature – rights OF nature• Incorporate diversity• Build from the bottom up
  19. 19. Living Building Challenge BEAUTYBiomimicry Design Principle:• Beauty as a ‘well-adapted design’ indicator• Evolve to thrive– replicate strategies that work• Earth is subject to limits and bounds
  20. 20. “Each species is amasterpiece…” E.O. Wilson
  21. 21. ENERGY HEALTHWATER • Resilience MATERIALS • Create• Engage through • Simple, conditions environment decentralization common conducive to to manage • Fit form to building life water flows function blocks • Maintain and create habitat • Break down integrity EQUITY into benign through self• Multi- • Life on Earth is constituents renewal functional interconnected surfaces – SITE BEAUTY and water, • Feedback interdependent • Well-adapted nutrients, loops in the • Incorporate design energy horizontal diversity indicator production and vertical • Build from the • Limits and bottom up planes boundaries
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