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Harvard is doing the same as BiDL:

2013-11-28

As the ‘GSD Alumni News | November 2013’ shows, the Harvard GSD and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering are researching Biomimicry as well. Since two years already! Just as BiDL did this semester, Prof. Martin Bechthold has taken their research into the classroom:

“The GSD is moving design forward into the world of science through a joint research effort with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Professor Martin Bechthold talks about the different ways they’ve collaborated so far. Read more about their work.”

BiDL hopes to learn from our famous example in the USA!

http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/gsd-bridges-gap-between-design-and-science.html

 

A designer’s tool for nature-compatible outcomes

2013-06-20

I just read a very inspiring article in the newly published Zygote Quarterly. On page 102, Tom McKeag introduces his BioDesign Cube, which he has been developing since 2009. The cube offers 3 complementary axes of corresponding subjects, which opens a meaningful, 3-D universe for design thinking. It helps designers to frame their problem and prioritize issues in their approach. I liked the simplicity of the tool quite a lot and believe it should be rather applicable in academia and practice.

But the real eye-opener for me was somewhere else: McKeag also mentions findings from research that was looking at the fundamental differences between biological designs (by nature) and technological designs (by humans). It appears that

“…biological solutions tended to emphasize information and structure, were more hierarchical and systems-based and therefore more applicable to a wide range of sizes. Technological solutions, by contrast, tended to be more narrowly focused and less scalable and sometimes problematic at a different scale.” McKeag is quoting Julian Vincent who says that “…in technology the manipulation of energy can account for up to 70% of the solution to technical problems, whereas in biology, energy never figures more than 5% of the time.”

This means that we designers always allow energy to play a way too significant role in our designs! No wonder we are unsustainable…

This, of course, is because we designers usually only care about the appearance of our artifacts. But here again, Tom McKeags BioDesign Cube will be able to show us which other aspects need to be considered to create more healthy and sustainable outcomes.

Julian Vincent, Biomimetics: its practice and theory, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2006 http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/9/471.full

Tom McKeag, Framing your Problem with the BioDesign Cube, Zygote Quarterly: zq06, summer 2013, ISSN 1927-8314, p. 102-109 http://issuu.com/eggermont/docs/zq_issue_06_final/106?e=2346520/3584443

This author is Pius Leuba (雷朴实): leipushi@tongji.edu.cn

 

Biomimicry is coming to China!

2013-05-24

Not sure if you have heard of ‘Biomimicry’ already…

Biomimicry is a fast-emerging cross-disciplinary science and engineering practice that studies and emulates design lessons from the natural world to create more sustainable technologies, methods, products and designs. Researching the micro-structure of gecko feet for innovative ways to create non-toxic adhesives, shark skin for structure-based antibiotics that do not breed resistance in bacteria, the kingfisher’s beak to design high-speed trains, butterfly wings to create structural colors without color, lotus leaves for creating self-cleaning surfaces and better solar panels, and termite mounds for energy-free building ventilation systems, are just a few of a multitude of examples of how biomimicry is now dramatically changing technological possibilities.

Biomimicry caught public attention with the groundbreaking book by Ms. Janine Benyus in 1997, ‘Biomimicry – Innovation inspired by Nature’. Biomimicry has been developing and gaining recognition around the world ever since. It seems to be a promising approach to solve many of the underlying causes of our sustainability problems and is therefore rather inspiring.Biomimicry 3.8 Institute (USA) is currently the leading body and primary organizer of the biomimicry effort in the world. It enjoys increasing influence in government, industries, business, education, science, engineering media and design.

Whereas Biomimicry has been able to take roots firmly in the USA and enjoys ‘islands of presence’ in Latin America, Africa, Australia and Europe, it seems not so strong yet in Asia. In China it is currently introduced through a few pioneering firms, individuals and institutions. One of them is IDEA Design Lab, which is actively spreading Biomimicry through networking, workshops and events (e.g. the B>Hive Nights). The College of Design and Innovation (D&I) of Tongji University is currently establishing BiDL (=Beetle = Biomimetic Design Lab). Its goal is to initiate cross-disciplinary collaboration on biomimetic projects and to introduce biomimetics to academia, businesses and governments. IDEA Design Lab and BiDL are also setting up a regional Biomimicry network, the BCN (Biomimicry China Network). Its goal is to connect all firms, institutions and individuals currently heading towards or tackling Biomimicry and to offer them a platform for exchange, mutual support, joint projects, collaboration, learning, innovation, etc.

To initiate the spreading of Biomimicry in China, the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute, IDEA Design Lab, BiDL of TongJi University and GIGA are holding the first ever official Biomimicry and Design Innovation Training in Asia: http://idea-designlab.com/the-first-biomimicry-and-design-innovation-workshop-in-china/. The 6-day workshop, held amidst a subtropical forest in the TianMu Mountain UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, will introduce a whole new way of viewing and valuing the natural genius that surrounds us. This workshop will improve one’s ability to innovate sustainably in one’s field, using the biomimicry philosophy and methodology. It will illustrate how to translate the world of biology to design, engineering, business, education, and more. This includes hands-on experience with the deep patterns of the way life works, a biomimicry design challenge, the essential elements of biomimicry, and the biomimicry thinking design approach. No matter one’s background or sphere of work, this workshop will unveil the world of life-inspired innovation and its application to everybody’s work. It promises to leave us with a sense of potential and empowerment — because a wealth of sustainable models already exists right outside our doors!
If you are interested in Biomimicry or in participating in the training workshop, please get in contact with one of the points below.

Training Workshop: http://idea-designlab.com/the-first-biomimicry-and-design-innovation-workshop-in-china/
IDEA Design Lab: http://idea-designlab.com /
B>Hive Nights: http://www.b-hivenights.com/
Biomimicry 3.8: http://biomimicry.net/

This author is Pius Leuba (雷朴实): leipushi@tongji.edu.cn

 

STUDENTS

2015 MA THESIS: PASSIVE DEHUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM FOR INDOOR ENVIRONMENT INSPIRED BY BIOMIMICRY

Conference

Emerging Practices: Design Research and Education Conference 2014

If you want to see the presentation PPT, click here.

 

2013 BA: GREEN HOUSE DESIGN

If you want to see all teams’ documents, click here.

 

2012 BA: GUARD HOUSE DESIGN

 

 

TOOLS

This page offers tools, methods and processes that support the practice of biomimetic design.

These items can support anybody from freshman students to seasoned designers.

nr. name purpose notes source
1 AskNature.orgby Biomimicry 3.8 Database of natural strategies and knowledge about nature for designers Very inspirational! Allows designers to develop themselves http://www.asknature.org/
2 BioDesign Cubeby Tom McKeag, Helps to frame design problems, create design brief, boundary definition and problem statement Understandable organizational tool to start a design project. First read Tom McKeag’s explanations for full benefit Zygote Quarterly 06, Summer 2013, page 102.Framing Our Design Challenges: Introducing the Bio Design Cube, June 17, 2009
3 Biomimicry DesignLensby Biomimicry 3.8 Helps to deeply observe the way life works, and provides a framework for using nature’s genius to inform human design Somewhat complex, but far-reaching and integrative tool for designers DesignLens on B3.8 web page
4 Encyclopedia of Life eolby EOL Information about all life on Earth in text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more Extensive online database Encyclopedia of Life at http://eol.org/
5 Genius of Biomeby HOK & B3.8 Design and “Build as Nature Does Using Genius of Biome Report“ Highly visual report filled with insightful design strategies and sketches, application ideas and supporting research from one of the leading biomimicry-practicing firms GoBiome on Issuu.com
6 WildLife Finderby WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Lists species and their habitats around the world. Official source of ‘EcoRegions’ Suitable to know which specific species live in a place or to find out in which places a species lives and what threatens it. Also to locate different EcoRegions around the world. WWF on http://worldwildlife.org/
7 DANE
Design by Analogy to Nature Engineby Ashok Goel, Georgia Tech
Software for work on Cognitive Research DANE 2.0 has four primary functions:
Facilitate Biologically Inspired Design Activity
Cognitive Research Platform
Augmented Intelligence Platform
Structured Representation Development
DI Lab’s web page at Georgia Tech
8 BIDLAB Engineby Biomimetics for Innovation and Design Laboratory (BIDLAB), MIE Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto Biomimetic search engine to allow engineers to apply biomimicry to innovative design. Identifying and using the most relevant biological phenomena for any given design problem For username/ password, please contact them at bidlab@mie.utoronto.ca, or find contacts here The engine is at http://biodesign.mie.utoronto.ca/

 

 

 

 

 

QUOTES

“You can attract things with money, but if someone else offers more money, those things leave. With place-based development [meeting local needs without imports, like nature does], we aren’t competing with other regions, yet we’re going to have an innovative system that is unmatched in the world.”

—– Don Knechtes: Founder of The Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE), a nationally recognized regional business and technology incubator based in Lorain County, Ohio, that has been praised by President Obama

 

“Mimicry improves the civilization, but copy doesn’t.”

—– Huang KaiYu, Student, College of Design & Innovation

 

“When the forest and the city are functionally indistinguishable, then we know we have reached sustainability.”

—– Janine Benyus, President, Biomimicry 3.8 Institute

 

“So I think that it is not just a technological question, it’s also an important philosophical one. Unless we understand ourselves as part of nature, biomimicry will never realize its full potential.”

—– Hu DongYing 胡冬莹, Student, College of Design & Innovation

 

“MIn a word, we need more people to join in biomimicry, and in order to do so, we ourselves must start first.”

—– Zhang Mo, Industrial Design Student, College of Design & Innovation

 

“As a designer and educator, we typically consider our “lab” to be the natural environment and explore the outdoors.”

—– Karen Sullivan, Architect & LEED AP, VIA Design, Ltd., www.VIA-Design-Ltd.com

 

“How amazing it is.”

—– Guo KeYu, Student, College of Design & Innovation

 

“…the true genius of life [… i]s in how its technologies contribute to the continuation of not just one life but all life on earth.”

—– Ding WangShu, Student, College of Design & Innovation

 

“If we could learn to make things and do things the way nature does, we could achieve factor 10, factor 100, maybe even factor 1,000 savings in resource and energy use.”

—– Michael Pawlyn, Architect & Founder, Explore

 

“The final purpose of biomimicry is to design things that fit every law of nature, just like nature designs them.”

—– Liu LiWei, Industrial Design Student, College of Design & Innovation

 

“I think that the real way to apply Biomimicry in Design is to study how the creatures live and keep the balance of the nature.[…]the way they live with other creatures harmoniously is the most important for us to study and apply in Design. Maybe, one product can be digested by another one and you don’t even need to worry about the recycling, or maybe the waste created by one product can be used as the energy or material of the others.”

—– Liang ZhanZhao梁展钊, Industrial Design Student, College of Design & Innovation

 

“I believe that biomimicry is one of a small handful of very important ideas that will change the way design is done.”

—– Hu JiaYing, Visual Communications Student, College of Design & Innovation

 

“…we are kind of ignoring the existing systems, cycles and environment, focusing on the problems and solutions only, thus design something that is so isolated that it could be used anywhere. However, anywhere equals nowhere; nature never designs something that could live anywhere.”

—– Xue Yang, Environmental Design Student, College of Design & Innovation

 

“Someone said that innovation is to combine two seemingly unconnected objects together, and then to create a new design. I think biomimicry is a kind of innovation […] that is trying to find the inner connections of natural objects.”

—– Zhou Jian, Visual Communications Student, College of Design & Innovation

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

available in BiDL

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Janine M. Benyus (Author);

Publisher: Harper Perennial;

Date: 1997 ISBN-10: 0060533226;

ISBN-13: 978-0060533229

Forget the notion that technology improves upon nature. Benyus introduces us to pioneering engineers making technological breakthroughs by uncovering and copying nature’s hidden marvels. These engineers are devising solar fuel cells as efficient as plants, fibers as tough as abalone shell, and computers as sophisticated as the brain. For Benyus, though, a technology that mirrors nature does more than enlarge human powers and gratify human ambitions.

 

not available in BiDL

Biomimicry in Architecture

Michael Pawlyn (Author);

Publisher: RIBA; Date: Sep 2011;

ISBN-10: 1859463754;

ISBN-13: 978-1859463758;

In the search for genuinely sustainable building design and technology – designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly restorative – we often find that nature got there first. Over 3.5 billion years of natural history have evolved innumerable examples of forms, systems, and processes that we can now apply beneficially to modern green design. Aimed at architects, urban designers and product designers.

 

not available in BiDL

Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature’s Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology

Robert Allen (Editor);

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press;

Date: May 30, 2010;

ISBN-10: 0226014703; ISBN-13: 978-0226014708

Fabrics that are not only stain resistant but actually clean themselves. Airplane wings that change shape in midair to take advantage of shifts in wind currents. Hypodermic needles that use tiny serrations to render injections virtually pain free. Though they may sound like the stuff of science fiction, in fact such inventions represent only the most recent iterations of natural mechanisms that are billions of years oldthe focus of the rapidly

growing field of biomimetics.

 

available in BiDL

ARCHITECTURE without architecture: Biomimicry design

Carlos Ginatta (Author);

Publication: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller;

Date: June 8, 2010

If we looked at Nature as a model for design, we could find that in its intelligence everything is connected. This connectivity is expressed on the smallest electron arrangement to largest

macroscopic stellar alignment.

 

not available in BiDL

Biomimetics in Architecture: Architecture of Life and Buildings

Petra Gruber (Author)

Publisher: Springer

Date: December 29, 2010

ISBN-10: 3709103312

ISBN-13: 978-3709103319

The purpose of investigating the overlaps between architecture and biology is neither to draw borders or make further distinctions nor to declare architecture alive, but to clarify what is currently happening in the blurred fields, and to investigate the emerging discipline of biomimetics in architecture” [Architekturbionik]. An overview of the present state of research in the relatively young scientific field of biomimetics shows the potential of the approach. The new discipline aims at innovation by making use of the subtle systems and solutions in nature

having evolved within millions of years.

 

available in BiDL

Discovery of Design

Donald DeYoung (Author), Derrik Hobbs (Author)

Publisher: Master Books

Date: October 31, 2009

A World Created in Perfection, Now Unveiled… From the frontiers of scientific discovery, researchers are now taking design elements from the natural world and creating extraordinary breakthroughs that benefit our health, our quality of life, our ability to communicate, and even help us work more efficiently.

 

not available in BiDL

Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity

William Myers (Author, Editor), Paola Antonelli (Foreword)

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Date: Oct 2012

ISBN: 9780500516270

For centuries, designers and artists have looked to nature for inspiration and materials, but only recently have they developed the ability to alter and incorporate living organisms or tissues into their work.

 

not available in BiDL

Nature Got There First: Inventions Inspired by Nature

Phil Gates (Author)

Publisher: Kingfisher

Date: June 8, 2010

Age Range: 8 and up

Birds conquered the air long before the Wright Brothers, the burrs on plants are uncannily similar to Velcro fastenings, rattlesnakes have an alarm system, bats and dolphins have their own form of sonar… Nature is full of amazing designs and ‘mechanisms’ that appear to have inspired the engineering and technology we use today. This book shows you how and why.

 

available in BiDL

The Gecko’s Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature

Peter Forbes (Author)

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Date: May 17, 2006

ISBN-10: 0393337979

ISBN-13: 978-0393337976

A riveting account of the unexpected relationship between nature and scientific design.

 

not available in BiDL

Cats’ Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People

Steven Vogel (Author), Kathryn K. Davis (Illustrator)

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Date: January 17, 2000

ISBN-10: 0393319903

ISBN-13: 978-0393319903

“Full of ideas and well-explained principles that will bring new understanding of everyday things to both scientists and non-scientists alike.”R. McNeill Alexander, Nature

 

not available in BiDL

Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life

Stephen R. Kellert (Author),

Judith Heerwagen (Author),

Martin Mador (Author)

Publisher: Wiley

Date: February 5, 2008

ISBN-10: 0470163348

ISBN-13: 978-0470163344

This book offers a paradigm shift in how we design and build our buildings and our communities, one that recognizes that the positive experience of natural systems and processes in our buildings and constructed landscapes is critical to human health, performance, and well-being.

 

not available in BiDL

Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

Timothy Beatley (Author)

Publisher: Island Press

Date: October 25, 2010

ISBN-10: 1597267155

ISBN-13: 978-1597267151

Tim Beatley has long been a leader in advocating for the “greening” of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems.

 

not available in BiDL

The Biophilia Hypothesis (A Shearwater book)

Stephen R. Kellert (Editor), Edward O. Wilson (Editor),

Publisher: Island Press

Date: March 1, 1995

ISBN-10: 1559631473

ISBN-13: 978-1559631471

“Biophilia” is the term coined by Edward O. Wilson to describe what he believes is humanity’s innate affinity for the natural world. In his landmark book “Biophilia,” he examined how our tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes might be a biologically based need, integral to our development as individuals and as a species. That idea has caught the imagination of diverse thinkers.

 

available in BiDL

Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection

Stephen R. Kellert

Stephen R. Kellert (Author)

Publisher: Island Press,

Date: Sept 13, 2005

ISBN-10: 1559637218

ISBN-13: 978-1559637213

Sustainable design has made great strides in recent years; unfortunately, it still falls short of fully integrating nature into our built environment. Through a groundbreaking new paradigm of “restorative environmental design,” award-winning author Stephen R. Kellert proposes a new architectural model of sustainability.

 

not available in BiDL

What is the architect doing in the jungle? Biornametics

Imhof, Barbara; Gruber, Petra (Editors),

Publisher: Springer Vienna Architecture

Date: March 1, 2013,

ISBN 978-3-7091-1528-2

What is the architect doing in the jungle? How can architects and natural scientists immerge into a fruitful dialogue to generate new insights for cross-disciplinary innovation?

 

available in BiDL

Architecture Follows Nature-Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design

Ilaria Mazzoleni, im studio mi/la

(Authors)

Publisher: CRC Press

Date: March 21, 2013

Applying Properties of Animals Skins to Inspire Architectural Envelopes. Biology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry.

 

not available in BiDL

Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies

Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA

(Author)

Publisher: CRC Press

Date: November 2, 2005

The book contains pioneering approaches to biomimetics including a new perspective on the mechanization of cognition and intelligence, as well as defense and attack strategies in nature, their applications, and potential. It surveys the field from modeling to applications and from nano- to macro-scales, beginning with an introduction to principles of using biology to inspire designs as well as biological mechanisms as models for technology.

 

not available in BiDL

The Blue Economy: 10years – 100 innovations – 100 million jobs

Gunter Pauli (Authors)

Publisher: Paradigm

Publications Date: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-912111-90-2

The book expresses the ultimate aim that a Blue Economy business model will shift society from scarcity to abundance “with what we have”, by tackling issues that cause environmental and related problems in new ways. The book highlights potential benefits in connecting and combining seemingly disparate environmental problems with open-source scientific solutions based upon physical processes common in the natural world, to create solutions that are both environmentally beneficial and which have financial and wider social benefits. (Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Economy)

 

Zhuang Shi 装饰

Magazine

Publications Date: 2013.04

 

EVENTS

Tongji Design Week!

Biomimicry is a fast-emerging, cross-disciplinary science, engineering and design practice. It studies and emulates lessons from nature to create more sustainable man-made technologies, methods and products. Biomimicry is incredibly inspiring and promises to resolve some of the real causes of human’s sustainability problems. BiDL will hold a series of 5 customized events, including exhibitionconferenceforumpublic lecture and field trip during Oct 10th – 27th, 2014. These events will leave you with a sense of potential and empowerment to drive your own work toward sustainability — a wealth of sustainable models already exists right outside our doors! Join us right now!

 

More information:bidl.tongji.edu.cn/wiki/events

Exhibition and Seminar about Shanghai’s Natural Genius

Through the courses that Ms. Seema Anand is teaching and through the BiDL’s research work we will create a first impression of what Shanghai’s natural context could teach us for the creation of human artifacts, processes and systems!

Keep the date: Afternoon of December 14, 2013!

These are the items that we intend right now (subject to change):

1.Installation featuring 3D, participatory and interaction items

2.Natural artifacts

3.Contributions from biomimicry practitioners

4.Inspirational games illustrating the benefits of biomimicry

5.Case studies of local organisms and how they apply to human creation

6.Students’ studio projects in biomimetic design

7.Video clips of biomimicry processes

Summary:

 

Open Forum

  • Time: 26.Oct.2013
  • Place:SFC(Sino-Finnish Centre of Tongji University), No.100 Zhangwu RD
  • Speaker: Seema Anand, Pius Leuba
  • Visitors: Everyone
  • Topic: Biomimicry

Context: Biomimicry is a fast-emerging, cross-disciplinary science and engineering practice. It studies and emulates concepts from the natural world to create more sustainable technologies, methods, products and designs. It is incredibly inspiring and appears to be one of the few promising approaches to resolve the real causes of human society’s sustainability problems. Many trades and businesses start discovering this USA-born approach to conceive better
products, services and environments.

131024 Open Forum Biomimicry

For more info

 

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LOGO

Our Name

BiDL stands for Biomimetic Design Lab and is pronounced like a ‘beetle’.

 

Our Logo

The shape of the BiDL logo is inspired from the shape of water, water being one of the most essential substances for life on planet Earth. The logo has a completely naturally curved outline, proportion and distribution which is apparently random. Nature constantly creates a multitude of these shapes, but they are rather difficult for us humans to conceive.

 

Step 1: Finding the concept of water

 

Meanwhile, in the nature world, everything is derived from cells. The form of the logo represents the dynamic state of cells. The small water shape on the right which grows out of the left, larger part expresses the process of cell reproduction. It stands for birth, growth, and death; the cycle of continuous life.

Step 2: Changing the shape

 

Each BiDL member is just like these cells, which form jointly a larger organism, to investigate and construct a more ecological sustainable environment. Members come and go, but BiDL persists until it is itself replaced by its next generation.

A natural coloring is given to the water-shaped logo in order to represent diversity. Many different colors combine themselves to a unified whole, representing the systemic relationships in the natural world and the necessity of each single being to create all of nature.

Step 3: Putting the nature color

 

设计工具

This page offers tools, methods and processes that support the practice of biomimetic design.

These items can support anybody from freshman students to seasoned designers.

nr. name purpose notes source
1 AskNature.orgby Biomimicry 3.8 Database of natural strategies and knowledge about nature for designers Very inspirational! Allows designers to develop themselves http://www.asknature.org/
2 BioDesign Cubeby Tom McKeag, Helps to frame design problems, create design brief, boundary definition and problem statement Understandable organizational tool to start a design project. First read Tom McKeag’s explanations for full benefit Zygote Quarterly 06, Summer 2013, page 102.Framing Our Design Challenges: Introducing the Bio Design Cube, June 17, 2009
3 Biomimicry DesignLensby Biomimicry 3.8 Helps to deeply observe the way life works, and provides a framework for using nature’s genius to inform human design Somewhat complex, but far-reaching and integrative tool for designers DesignLens on B3.8 web page
4 Encyclopedia of Life eolby EOL Information about all life on Earth in text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more Extensive online database Encyclopedia of Life at http://eol.org/
5 Genius of Biomeby HOK & B3.8 Design and “Build as Nature Does Using Genius of Biome Report“ Highly visual report filled with insightful design strategies and sketches, application ideas and supporting research from one of the leading biomimicry-practicing firms GoBiome on Issuu.com
6 WildLife Finderby WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Lists species and their habitats around the world. Official source of ‘EcoRegions’ Suitable to know which specific species live in a place or to find out in which places a species lives and what threatens it. Also to locate different EcoRegions around the world. WWF on http://worldwildlife.org/
7 DANE
Design by Analogy to Nature Engineby Ashok Goel, Georgia Tech
Software for work on Cognitive Research DANE 2.0 has four primary functions:
Facilitate Biologically Inspired Design Activity
Cognitive Research Platform
Augmented Intelligence Platform
Structured Representation Development
DI Lab’s web page at Georgia Tech
8 BIDLAB Engineby Biomimetics for Innovation and Design Laboratory (BIDLAB), MIE Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto Biomimetic search engine to allow engineers to apply biomimicry to innovative design. Identifying and using the most relevant biological phenomena for any given design problem For username/ password, please contact them at bidlab@mie.utoronto.ca, or find contacts here The engine is at http://biodesign.mie.utoronto.ca/

 

 

 

出版物

 

 

 

BiDL研究室可借

仿生学:受大自然启发的创新 Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

作者:Janine M. Benyus

出版商: Harper Perennial

出版日期: 1997年

ISBN-10: 0060533226;

ISBN-13: 978-0060533229

忘记技术改进自然的观念吧。Benyus(本书作者)向我们介绍了通过发现和复制大自然的隐藏奇迹来取得技术突破的先驱工程师。这些工程师正在设计像植物一样高效的太阳能燃料电池、像鲍鱼壳一样坚硬的纤维以及像大脑一样精妙的计算机。然而,对于Benyus来说,一种反映自然的技术能做的不仅仅是扩大人类的力量,满足人类的野心。

 

 

BiDL研究室未收藏

建筑中的仿生学 Biomimicry in Architecture

作者:Michael Pawlyn

出版商: RIBA;

出版日期: 2011年9月

ISBN-10: 1859463754;

ISBN-13: 978-1859463758;

在寻找真正可持续的建筑设计和技术——超越传统可持续性而真正具有恢复力的设计——的过程中,我们经常发现自然界首先到达那里。超过35亿年的自然历史已经演变出无数的形式、系统和过程的案例,我们现在可以有益地将其应用于现代绿色设计,尤其对于建筑师,城市设计师和产品设计师而言。

 

BiDL研究室未收藏

防弹羽毛:科学如何利用大自然的秘密设计尖端技术 Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature’s Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology

作者:Robert Allen

出版商: University Of Chicago Press;

出版日期: 2010年5月30日

ISBN-10: 0226014703

ISBN-13: 978-0226014708

一种不仅抗沾污而且实际上可以清洁自己的纺织物。一种在空中改变形状以利用气流变化的飞机翼。一种使注射过程几乎无痛的皮下注射器用小锯齿。虽然它们听起来像是科幻小说的素材,但事实上,这些发明只代表了数十亿年的自然机制的最新迭代,这就是近年来迅速发展的仿生学领域。

 

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没有建筑的建筑:仿生学设计 ARCHITECTURE without architecture: Biomimicry design

作者:Carlos Ginatta

出版商: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller;

出版日期: 2010年6月8日

如果我们将自然视为设计的典范,我们就会发现,在它的智慧中,一切都是相互联系的。 这种连通性表现形式小到电子排列,大到宏观恒星排列。

 

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建筑中的仿生学:生活与房屋的建筑 Biomimetics in Architecture: Architecture of Life and Buildings

作者:Petra Gruber

出版商: Springer

出版日期: 2010年12月29日

ISBN-10: 3709103312

ISBN-13: 978-3709103319

研究建筑与生物学之间交叉的目的既不是为了描绘边界,也不是为了进一步区分或为了生命建筑业还活着,而是为了澄清模糊领域中正在发生的事情,并研究建筑中新兴的仿生学学科“Architekturbionik“。本书对相对年轻的仿生学科学领域的研究现状进行了概述,展示了该方法的潜力。新学科旨在通过利用数百万年内发展起来的微妙系统和解决方案来实现创新。

 

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设计的发现 Discovery of Design

作者:Donald DeYoung,Derrik Hobbs

出版商: Master Books

出版日期: 2009年10月31日

一个被完美创造的世界,现已揭晓……从科学发现的前沿,研究人员现在正在从自然界中获取设计元素,并创造有益于我们的健康、生活质量、沟通能力甚至帮助我们提高工作效率的突破性成就。

 

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生物设计:自然科学创造力 Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity

作者、编辑:William Myers (Author, Editor),

序者:Paola Antonelli

出版商: Thames & Hudson

出版日期: 2012年10月

ISBN: 9780500516270

几个世纪以来,设计师和艺术家一直在寻找自然界的灵感和材料,但直到最近他们才发展处改变和融合生命体或组织到他们作品中去的能力。

 

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自然先知道:受大自然启发的发明 Nature Got There First: Inventions Inspired by Nature

作者:Phil Gates

出版商: Kingfisher

出版日期: 2010年6月8日

受众年龄:8岁及以上

鸟类在莱特兄弟之前征服了空气,植物上的毛刺与魔术贴紧密相似,响尾蛇有警报系统,蝙蝠和海豚都有自己的声纳形式……大自然充满了惊人的设计和“机制”,这本书向您展示了它如何以及为什么激发了我们今天使用的工程和技术。

 

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壁虎的脚:生物启发-从自然中获取工程新材料 The Gecko’s Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature

作者:Peter Forbes

出版商: W. W. Norton & Company

出版日期: 2006年5月17日

ISBN-10: 0393337979

ISBN-13: 978-0393337976

对自然与科学设计之间意想不到的关系的诠释。

 

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猫的爪子与弹射器:人与自然的机械世界Cats’ Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People

作者:Steven Vogel

插图作者:Kathryn K. Davis

出版商: W. W. Norton & Company

出版日期:2000年1月17日

ISBN-10: 0393319903

ISBN-13: 978-0393319903

“充满想法和充分解释的原则,此书将为科学家和非科学家带来对日常事物的新认识。”

——R. McNeill Alexander,Nature杂志

 

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生物设计:建筑生活化的理论、科学与实践 Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life

作者:Stephen R. Kellert, Judith Heerwagen, Martin Mador

出版商: Wiley

出版日期: 2008年4月5日

ISBN-10: 0470163348

ISBN-13: 978-0470163344

这本书为我们如何设计和建设我们的建筑和社区提供了一种思维模式转换,使我们认识到自然系统和过程在我们的建筑和景观建设的积极应用是人类健康,表现和福祉的关键。

 

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生物城市:将自然融入城市设计与规划 Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

作者:Timothy Beatley

出版商: Island Press

出版日期: 2010年10月25日

ISBN-10: 1597267155

ISBN-13: 978-1597267151

Tim Beatley长期以来一直作为领导者倡导城市的“绿化”。但是,他指出,城市绿化工作往往把重点放在除了自然之外的一切事物上,强调诸如公共交通、可再生能源生产和节能建筑系统等要素。

 

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亲生物假说 The Biophilia Hypothesis (A Shearwater book)

编辑:Stephen R. Kellert, Edward O. Wilson

出版商: Island Press

出版日期: 1995年3月1日

ISBN-10: 1559631473

ISBN-13: 978-1559631471

“Biophilia(亲生物)”是由Edward O. Wilson创造的术语,用来描述他认为的人类天生对自然世界的亲和力。在他具有里程碑意义的著作《亲生物》中,他研究了我们关注生命和类生命过程的倾向,这种倾向可能是基于生物学的需要,对于我们作为个体和作为物种的发展是不可或缺的。这个想法激发了不同思想家的想象力。

 

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为生活建设:人与自然联系的设计与理解 Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection

作者:Stephen R. Kellert

出版商: Island Press,

出版日期: 2005年9月13日

ISBN-10: 1559637218

ISBN-13: 978-1559637213

近年来,可持续设计已经取得了长足的进步。不幸的是,它仍然没有将自然完全融入我们的建筑环境。通过开创性的“恢复性环境设计”新范式,获奖作家斯蒂芬·R·凯勒特提出了一个新的可持续性建筑模型。

 

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建筑师在丛林中做什么?生物装饰学 What is the architect doing in the jungle? Biornametics

编辑:Imhof, Barbara, Gruber, Petra

出版商: Springer Vienna Architecture

出版日期:2013年3月1日

ISBN 978-3-7091-1528-2

建筑师在丛林里干什么?建筑师和自然科学家如何能够融入到富有成果的对话中,并为跨学科创新产生新的见解?

 

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建筑遵循自然仿生原理进行创新设计 Architecture Follows Nature-Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design

作者:Ilaria Mazzoleni

出版商: CRC Press

出版日期: 2013年3月21日

运用动物皮肤的特性来启发建筑围护结构设计。生物学在许多方面影响设计项目,这些相关学科被称为仿生或仿生学。

 

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仿生技术:生物启发技术 Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies

作者:Yoseph Bar-Cohen

出版商: CRC Press

出版日期:2005年11月2日

这本书包含仿生学的开创性方法,包括认知和智能机械化的新视角,以及自然界的防御和攻击策略,它们的应用和潜力。它研究的领域从建模到应用,从纳米到宏观,首先介绍使用生物学来启发设计的原理,以及作为技术模型的生物机制。

 

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蓝色经济 The Blue Economy: 10years – 100 innovations – 100 million jobs

作者:Gunter Pauli

出版商: Paradigm

出版日期: 2010年

ISBN: 978-0-912111-90-2

这本书通过以新的方式处理导致环境和相关问题的问题,表达了蓝色经济商业模式将社会从“我们所拥有的”稀缺转变为丰富的最终目标。这本书强调了将看似截然不同的环境问题与基于自然界中普遍的物理过程的开源科学解决方案连接起来并加以结合的潜在好处,以创建既对环境有益又具有财务和智力的解决方案和社会效益。(Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Economy)

 

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