Biomimicry is the imitation of models, systems and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. Design solutions should be informed by the patterns and processes that have formed in nature over billions of years. Thinking beyond the building scale and modeling nature to develop large scale, optimized ecosystem solutions with efficient close loop systems for water, energy and material, can neutralize or improve the impact of the building environment. This seminar will introduce the audience to Biomimicry thinking and a design process that bases design through the imitation of natural services.
18:00 – 18:30 – Reception
18:30 – 19:45 – Presentations by designers & researchers
19:45 – 20:30 – Roundtable / Q&A
20:30 – 21:00 – Conclusion
333 Lockhart Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
HKD 100 (students)
HKD50 (members of Platinum and AIA Hong Kong)
• Cotter Christian, Interior Design Professor, SCAD
• Peggy Chu, Director, O2 Effect, Researcher, CityU
• Kristof Crolla, Founding Partner, LEAD, Assistant Professor, CUHK
• Caroline Dingle, Research Assistant Professor, HKU
• Sean Quinn, Sustainable Design Director, HOK, Lecturer, Danube Universit
A roundtable discussion and Q&A will follow to challenge designers to consider biological systems in order to solve a design challenge.
• Identify Function: Determine what key function(s) design must perform. What does it need to do?
• Discover Natural Models: Find organisms or ecosystems that have evolved strategies to solve for the needed function(s).
• Abstract Biological Strategies: Determine the mechanism behind each organism’s strategy and translate that into a design principle.
• Design solutions informed by the patterns and processes that already exist within nature.
• Think beyond the building scale and model nature to develop large scale, optimized ecosystem solutions.
• Understand the Biomimicry Design Lens: "Challenge to Biology" and "Biology to Design". Discover natural models that already perform beyond human invention.
• Integrate life's principles into the solutions to existing and future design challenges.
Please register below and complete your payment by 1 Feb 2016.