When solving a design problem, look to nature first.
Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it's ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water.
"The Promise of Biomimicry"
The Biomimicry Institute is releasing a new 20-minute film produced by Tree Media that will introduce biomimicry as a way of living for every day people and as a pathway for design inspired by nature. Co-founder Janine Benyus walks us through the emerging discipline that takes wisdom from the natural world to transform it into human design.
See How Termites Inspired a Building That Can Cool Itself | Decoder
How do you cool a building without air conditioning? Using an approach called biomimicry, see how architect Mick Pearce harnessed the ingenuity of termites to design a natural cooling system for the largest commercial building in Zimbabwe.
The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.
Biomimicry design, explained with 99% Invisible. Check them out here: https://99percentinvisible.org/
How Sea Lions Are Inspiring the Future of Underwater Transport
Don’t be fooled by a sea lion’s big, sweet eyes and playful demeanor—these guys move through water like a torpedo. While most animals swim using a tail or fluke, sea lions clap their fore flippers into their bodies to propel themselves to incredible speeds.