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List of Contradictions BioTRIZ Living Machine

This example appears to show that half of Altshuller’s 40 Inventive Principles should be addressed in oder to solve the five listed contradictions for creating the bumble bee and human park. However, this study was carried out by Olga and Nickolay Bogatyrev of BioTRIZ and they designed and implemented “BOMBORETUM” a biomimetic machine. It is based on both the biological and ecological requirements of bumblebees, principles of sustainability and methods of TRIZ.

Table 6

BUMBLE BEE HABITAT REQUIREMENTS

HUMAN GREENSPACE REQUIREMENTS

INDIVIDUAL FORAGING PATCHES NOT MORE THAN 100M2

DESIGNED TO PROCESS LARGE UNIFORM AREAS

A VARIETY OF PLANTS PROVIDING DIFFERENT LENGTHS OF NECTAR TUBES SUITING DIFFERENT SPECIES OF POLLINATORS

LESS PLANT DIVERSITY IS PREFERABLE AS AGRICULTURAL MACHINARY IS ADAPTED TO MONOCULTURES

BLOOMING PLANTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

SINGLE HARVESTING PROCESS - SEASONAL BLOOMING PERIOD

ISOLATED NESTING ZONE FOR WILD POLLINATORS

A PARK IS A BUSY PLACE

UNDISTURBED, QUIET ENVIRONMENT

PARKS ARE NOISY ENVIRONMENTS

The main function of this machine is to sustain bumblebee colonies for the pollination of flowers. The machine was designed in order to make this reserve more predictable and deterministic like a technical system: simple, predictable, manageable, with the increased effectiveness performance. Nickolay explains his process; “To minimize the borderline of the reserve and nesting zone, the space was designed to be circular. - TRIZ principle of “spheroidalitycurvature”. The whole territory was sub-divided into nesting zone and foraging zone (principle of “local quality”). The most undisturbed zone is the nesting zone, which is inserted in the centre of BOMBORETUM – away from the foraging zone and outer territories (TRIZ “principle of taking out” and “nested doll – matrjoshka”). To superpose radial and concentric designs (principle of “nested doll”). After that a fragmented spiral appears automatically.” To divide the foraging zone into spots suitable for foraging of individual bumblebees, as preliminary action (principle of “segmentation” and “preliminary action”)

(Bogatyrev N.R 2004 p. 79-87)

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Ecomimesis  

Biomimetic Design for Landscape Architecture

Ecomimesis  

Biomimetic Design for Landscape Architecture

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