Biomimicry for an Innovative Built Environment
Wired Magazine, by Paul Woolford, HOK
Image Courtesy of HOK
07, February 2014
UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design's post graduate research and design program Studio One is exploring nature's methods of problem solving and blueprints for design innovation. This weekend, Studio One hosts its 2014 Symposium, "The Nature of Programming Matter--Programming Matter & Nature," which is open to the public and will convene leading biomimetic thinkers to discuss the latest research, ideas, and successful applications
of biomimicry in design -- and hopefully inspire advances that bring new levels of usefulness. This type of creative problem solving, in which nature inspires true innovation, could give birth to the next renaissance in design and construction -- but only if the industry professionals are willing to embrace these new collaborations.