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NISM

VIOUR

Table3

FORM MATERIAL

A Framework for the Application of Biomimicry (adapted from Pedersen Zari, 2007

The site is shaped like a beaver The site is made from a material that mimicks a beavers skin or hair

CONSTRUCTION

The site is constructed in the same way as a beaver, ie it goes through various growth cycles.

PROCESS

The site works in the same way as an individual beaver, ie it is semiaquatic and functions in both dry and aquatic environments

FUNCTION

The site functions like a beaver in a larger context; their excrement is re introduced to the environment providing nutrients for plantlife

FORM

The site looks like it was made by a beaver: a replica of the beavers dam

MATERIAL

The site is made from the same materials that a beaver builds with, using twigs and mud as the primary material

CONSTRUCTION

The site is made in the same way a beaver would build his lodge or dam, working at night and self built

PROCESS

The site works in the same way as a beavers dam would; covering their lodges with fresh mud, when frozen in winter it becomes hardened

FUNCTION

The site functions in the same way that it would if made by beavers; providing both protection against predators and access to food in winter

FORM

The site looks like an ecosystem that a termite would live in ie. a riparian zone with stream bed.

MATERIAL

The site is made from the same kind of materials found in riparian ecosystems; woodland and water.

CONSTRUCTION

The site is assembled in the same way as a (beaver’s) ecosystem; principles of succession and increasing complexity over time

PROCESS

The site works in the same way as a (beaver’s) ecosystem; it captures and converts energy from the sun, and stores water

FUNCTION

The site is able to function in the same way that a (beaver’s) ecosystem would and forms part of a complex system by utilising the relationships between processes; it is able to participate in the hydrological, carbon, nitrogen cycles.

YSTEM

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Ecomimesis  

Biomimetic Design for Landscape Architecture

Ecomimesis  

Biomimetic Design for Landscape Architecture

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