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NATURE ADVERSARY Gulf of Mexico-hurricane Katrina Aug 28, 2005 satellite image (enhanced visible) 2 http://www.sky-chaser.com/kat05.htm


NATURE BENEFACTOR Extreme beauty – rainforest, complex coexistence… http://www.all-creatures.org/hope/gw/02_Amazon_beauty.htm

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NATURE HAS SHAPED US Evolution from Ape to Human http://www.all-creatures.org/hope/gw/02_Amazon_beauty.htm

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nature has shaped us‌. (Holocene) Anthropocene - TECHNOLOGY IS NOW RE-SHAPING US (nature) httpwww.talkorigins.orgfaqshomsfaqs.html

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RESILIENCE “is the long-term capacity of a system, be it an individual, a forest, a city or an economy, to deal with change

and continue to develop. It is about the capacity to use shocks and disturbances like a financial crisis or climate change to spur renewal and

innovative thinking. Resilience thinking embraces learning, diversity and above all the belief that humans and nature are strongly

coupled to the point that they should be conceived as one social-ecological system.” (h%p://stockholmresilience.org/download/ 18.10119fc11455d3c557d6d21/1398172490555/ SU_SRC_wha@sresilience_sidaApril2014.pdf )  

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RESILIENT ECO-SYSTEM EARTH AND ITS ECOLOGICAL THRESHOLDS deals with change and continue to develop (evolves and adapts) (Credits: Azote Images/Stockholm Resilience Centre)

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RESILIENT NATURE SPUR NEW RENEWAL AND INNOVATIVE THINKING regenerates and  bounces  back   (performative) http://oregonstate.edu/terra/2006/07/after-the-fire

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SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL (ROBUST) SYSTEM HUMANS AND NATURE are strongly COUPLED (interconnected)

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NATURE ABILITY TO DEAL WITH CHANGE (evolves and adapts) REGENERATE (performative) CO-EVOLUTION (interconnected)

ARCHITECTURE

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Biomimicry Design Inspired by Nature

bios – life mimesis – imitation principles: nature as model nature as measure nature as mentor processes eco-system forms

(J. Benyus – Biomimicry Institute)

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ARCHITECTURE FOLLOWS NATURE LEARNING FROM NATURE “Nature does nothing uselessly” Aristotle

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The building as a shelter both protects and engages the inhabitants with the environment. The SKIN is a complex and incredibly sophisticated organ that performs various functions including: protection, sensation, as well as heat regulation. Similarly, building envelopes serve multiple roles as an interface between building inhabitants and environmental elements. The resulting architectural building envelopes perform and respond. It takes into consideration the dynamic local environmental conditions; enhancing and supporting these conditions rather than exploiting them. The envelopes create a more sustainable way of building and living. LIVING ORGANIMS BODY – SYSTEMS ability to deal with change (evolves and adapts) BODY WORKS

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SKIN CHARACTERISTICS thermoregulation, water balance, protection, communication….. BUILDING ENVELOPES ability to deal with change (evolves and adapts)

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NATURE ABILITY TO DEAL WITH CHANGE (evolves and adapts) REGENERATE (performative) CO-EVOLUTION (interconnected) i. mazzoleni, s. price, architecture follows nature

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BI-INSPIRED & RESILIENT

ARCHITECTURE ADAPTABLE (dynamic and adapts to local environmental conditions) INNOVATIVE (enhance performance) INTERCONNECTED (co-exists and creates interconnectedness) i. mazzoleni, s. price, architecture follows nature

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ADAPTABLE (dynamic and adapts to local environmental conditions)

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Polar Bear Ursus maritimus Thermoregulation

Photograph courtesy of M. Johnson, Project team: im studio mi/la & I. Mazzoleni

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Adaptable (dynamic and adapts to local environmental conditions)

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Adaptable (dynamic and adapts to local environmental conditions)


Adaptable (dynamic and adapts to local environmental conditions)


Adaptable (dynamic and adapts to local environmental conditions)


Adaptable (dynamic and adapts to local environmental conditions)


INNOVATIVE regenerate and bounces back (exploring the performative)

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Lettuce sea slug Elysia crispata

Photograph courtesy of P. Krug, Project team: A. Munoz & R. Hopkins


HAITI EARTHQUAKE Jan 12, 2010 - POWER OUTAGE SPUR NEW RENEWAL AND INNOVATIVE THINKING Innovative (enhance performance)

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Elysia crispata  lives  on  coral  reefs  and  in  mangrove  lagoons  of  the  Caribbean  Sea.   Innovative (enhance performance)


SPUR NEW RENEWAL AND INNOVATIVE THINKING regenerates and  bounces  back   Innovative (enhance performance)

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Innovative (enhance performance)

Networks of structural tubes support a series of interconnected modules which contain micro algae whose main purpose is to create biofuel. The translucent pipes contain bioluminescent algae whose main purpose is to provide bright coloration during the day and bioluminescence at night.


INTERCONNECTED (co-evolves, co-exists and creates interconnectedness)

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Dyeing dart frog Dendrobates tinctorius

Photograph courtesy of M. Bartelds, Project team: E. Lani & J. Su


Interconnected (co-evolves, co-exists and creates interconnectedness)


Exploded wall section illustrating: Layer 1: Selectively Permeable Layer, Layer 2: Chilled condensers and lighting, Layer 3: Structured foam desiccant, Layer 4 + 5: Light weight post + tension structure to facilitate maximum flow of dry air, Layer 6: Secondary Selectively Permeable Layer to prevent reverse absorption.


BI-INSPIRED / BIOMIMETIC ARCHITECTURE Adaptable (dynamic and adapts to local environmental conditions) Innovative (enhance performance – form WITH function) Interconnected (co-exists and creates interconnectedness) i. mazzoleni, s. price, architecture follows nature


Revealing the potentials of the environment, the Architecture of the XXI Century is called for a resilient, interconnected interplay with nature. THANK YOU www.imstudio.us | info@imstudio.us

Architecture Follows Nature—Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design  
Architecture Follows Nature—Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design  

Architecture Follows Nature—Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design - presentation by Illaria Mazzoleni of SCI-Arc | IM STUDIO MI/LA, Fa...