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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2022, 10(3), 126-136
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-10-3-3
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Inspiration from Nature: Biomimicry as a Paradigm for Architectural and Environmental Design

Osama Nasir1 and Mohammad Arif Kamal1,

1Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Pub. Date: September 14, 2022

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Osama Nasir and Mohammad Arif Kamal. Inspiration from Nature: Biomimicry as a Paradigm for Architectural and Environmental Design. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2022; 10(3):126-136. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-10-3-3


Nature serves as a compass for all the sciences. Nature was and continues to be the first teacher for humanity. A certain area of study advances through observing and copying nature. This area of research, known as biomimicry, can be characterized as the imitation of organic biological processes. Just like scientists and designers, architects can find inspiration in nature. Like many other professions, the realm of architectural design holds that behavior resembles nature. For instance, it is used as a source of inspiration for architectural designs, building materials, and aesthetic and environmental systems. To draw conclusions and develop solutions from nature to all fields of science and architecture, there are not enough investigations. A new field of study known as "Biomimicry" has emerged, and it is an innovation strategy that seeks sustainable solutions by modeling nature's time-tested patterns. In this context, the research paper discusses biomimicry, a recent development in the field of architecture, the idea of nature as inspiration; the concept of biomimicry, its levels, its application to architecture, and how to think about design and nature in the context of architectural sustainability.

Biomimicry sustainability nature energy efficiency architecture

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