SOURCE: Construction Digital

Construction Digital

April 15, 2011 14:15 ET

Construction Digital Investigates the Top Buildings Inspired by Nature in the April Issue

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 15, 2011) - Construction Digital, the top digital media source for global construction news and information, investigates the latest trend in green architecture -- biomimicry. Biomimicry is a relatively new term for a fundamentally old concept -- taking inspiration from nature to design innovative, sustainable buildings. While many architects and engineers work within the parameters of the latest green building techniques, they need only look to a shell, termite mound or lotus flower to solve common design challenges. After all, nature is an accomplished architect in her own right.

From the Eastgate Centre to Masdar City Center and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, many of the world's most innovative buildings have been structurally inspired by nature. "The core idea behind biomimicry is that we're looking to learn from animals, plants and microbes that are the original engineers," says Patrick Thibaudeau, Vice President of HGA Architects & Engineers, in the article. "We observe organisms in ecosystems and take from them design principles that can lead to innovations in buildings."

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